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  1. Veteran junkballers continue to thrive

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe it's not quite fair to call Mark Buehrle, Kyle Lohse and Tim Hudson junkballers, especially because I think that phrase was retired along with Livan Hernandez. But in this day of starting pitchers routinely pumping 95 mph fastballs, these th...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Tim Hudson entering Hall of Fame territory

    David Schoenfield

    Tim Hudson pitches Thursday for the Giants against the Rockies in one of the most intriguing matchups of the day. Hudson has helped keep a mediocre Giants rotation afloat, as Madison Bumgarner struggled early, Tim Lincecum has been inconsistent and n...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  3. Tim Hudson stellar in Giants debut

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome back, Tim Hudson, even if you do look a little strange in that Giants uniform. In a day and evening of masterful starting pitching performances, Hudson's may have been the most important. Making his first regular-season start since that gr...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Active players who will be Hall of Famers

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list on Sunday, sort of the exclamation point to the Los Angeles Angels' debacle of a season. Sunday was Hall of Fame induction day -- you may have missed it, considering the lone player elected played his fin...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  5. Braves will survive loss of Tim Hudson

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves have used just six starting pitchers all season, and the sixth guy, Alex Wood, started one game because the Braves needed a spot starter for a doubleheader. None of the five would be likely to be labeled an ace -- Mike Minor has...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. SweetSpot TV: National League breakdown

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the National League standings, Tim Hudson's injury and whether the Nationals are dead. One of us is still optimistic about the Nationals ... and it's not me....

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  7. Tim Hudson building Hall of Fame case

    David Schoenfield

    In Tim Hudson's major league debut, Tony Phillips was his second baseman, Olmedo Saenz played third base and Tim Raines played left field. Hudson doesn't seem like he's that old, but that was back in 1999 in a game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, w...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  8. Day of aces: Sunday's best matchups

    David Schoenfield

    One of the best aspects of early April baseball is all the aces start on Opening Day. Then a few days later they meet again. Usually by each pitcher's third or fourth starts, the schedules get out of whack -- teams don't have the same off days, some ...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  9. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Tim Hudson remains underrated star

    David Schoenfield

    Back when the "Moneyball" Oakland A's made the playoffs four consecutive seasons and averaged 97 wins over a five-year span, it may have been sabermetric principles and exploiting market inefficiencies that eventually received acclaim for the team's ...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  11. A's gear up for biggest series in six years

    David Schoenfield

    This is the team they should have made the "Moneyball" movie about. The 2002 Oakland's A's were actually a star-studded team with Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez and Jermaine Dye. But the 2012 A's? Who are these guy...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  12. Links: Zimmerman, Braves' rotation, Miggy

    David Schoenfield

    From around the SweetSpot network ... Ryan Zimmerman has said he'll break off contract talks after Friday. Harper Gordek weighs in and says the Nationals are probably better off not signing him now. Tim Hudson might be out until May, so Ben Dur...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  13. NL East showdown: Position rankings

    David Schoenfield

    This is back-of-the-napkin stuff ... but fun back-of-the-napkin stuff. As we wait to see if Prince Fielder does land in Washington, let's check out the state of the NL East. We'll go position by position and rank the players. Then we'll come up with ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  14. Lincecum: On pace for all-time greatness?

    David Schoenfield

    Tim Lincecum starts Monday night for the Giants. In his fifth season, he already has 995 strikeouts and can become just the eighth pitcher since 1900 to record 1,000 strikeouts in his first five seasons. (UPDATE: He struck out five Nationals to reach...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  15. Stroll through the stats: Pitching rules

    David Schoenfield

    Our Stats & Information Department reports that entering Monday's action we've had 25 no-hit bids of at least five innings, compared to 18 through May 8 of 2010. Home runs dropped from 172 from April 25 through May 1 to 142 over the past week. Yes, t...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  16. Pitching big reason for offensive decline

    David Schoenfield

    One of the big stories of April was the continued decline in offense across the majors. Scoring last season was at its lowest level since 1992 and the major league batting average in the opening month of this season was .251, the lowest April average...

    Blog | May 02, 2011