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  1. Josh Harrison goes for the NL batting title

    David Schoenfield

    I'm oddly interested in the National League batting title race, mostly because it's such a weird one: Among the top five guys, there are two stars in Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen, a former MVP whose career was in jeopardy after a concussion in J...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Best MVP pairings of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Fun list/idea from Aaron Gleeman of Hardball Talk: The best MVP pairings ever, based on their stature in MLB history, not their numbers for that specific season. His top five: 1946: Ted Williams, Stan Musial 1957: Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron 1986...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Let's talk King Felix

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story on the great Felix Hernandez -- who is starting to become the modern-day Ernie Banks, having never appeared in the postseason. Eric and myself discuss King Felix and whether he's still one of the top five starters in baseba...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: Our favorite baseball movies

    David Schoenfield

    Has it really been 25 years since "Major League" was released? Hard to believe for us old-timers. But is it one of top five baseball movies ever made? Eric and myself discuss the best baseball flicks....

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Underrated Roy Oswalt one of the best

    David Schoenfield

    I want to say that Roy Oswalt always seemed underrated but I'm not sure that's exactly true. He finished in the top five of the Cy Young race five times, so it's hard to argue he was completely ignored. He was certainly respected and admired within t...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. The MVP case for Robinson Cano

    David Schoenfield

    Note: We're going to run through the MVP cases today for the top five American League candidates, starting with Robinson Cano. 1. While the Yankees are now likely to fall just short of a playoff berth, remember that the ballot does say that "The M...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  7. Jesus Montero versus Michael Pineda

    David Schoenfield

    One of the more fascinating trades in recent years came in January of 2012 when the Mariners traded Michael Pineda, coming of a terrific rookie season, to the Yankees for Jesus Montero, regarded as one of top five or six prospects in the game. It ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  8. Ranking the majors' best hitting combos

    David Schoenfield

    OK, let's stir up some arguing and yelling again. Yesterday, I ranked the top five pitching duos. Today, let's do the majors' best hitting duos. Ranking the pitchers was difficult because there were so many excellent pairs to choose. Ranking the h...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  9. Mariners pair top 1-2 pitching duo in majors

    David Schoenfield

    Major league baseball is so deep in quality starting pitching that you could probably make the case for nine or 10 different combinations as the best pair going right now. Here are my top five: 1. Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners Thi...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  10. SweetSpot TV: Are Nationals overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    In the latest SweetSpot TV, Eric and I rank our top five teams. (I like the Red Sox, especially with David Ortiz coming back, but Eric isn't so sure.) Early rankings of this type are always difficult; how much do you factor in your preseason proje...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  11. Sleeper MVP candidates: American League

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, we listed our top five stealth MVP candidates for the National League. As a reminder, MVP winners usually meet these criteria: 1. Be on a playoff team (see Miguel Cabrera over Mike Trout, Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp, etc.) 2. Be an RBI guy...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  12. SweetSpot predictions: NL MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, two of 2011's top-five finishers in the NL MVP voting, switched leagues, making the 2012 race potentially wide open. Ryan Braun and Matt Kemp finished 1-2 in the 2011 voting, but Braun will have to show he can put up...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  13. Ranking the five best starting rotations

    David Schoenfield

    Now that Yu Darvish has signed with the Texas Rangers for enough money to buy an oil well, let's rank the top five rotations. Sleepers Miami Marlins: Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Anibal Sanchez, Ricky Nolasco, Carlos Zambrano. If everything brea...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  14. La Russa one of top five managers all time

    David Schoenfield

    Back in May, I wrote a list of the top 10 managers of all time. At that time, I ranked Tony La Russa sixth, behind Casey Stengel, John McGraw, Bobby Cox, Joe McCarthy and Earl Weaver. There's no "right" way to configure a list like this -- Stengel...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  15. You won't believe who has No. 2 AL outfield

    David Schoenfield

    From the strange but true category: Based on FanGraphs' WAR (wins above replacement), the Kansas City Royals have the second-best outfield in the American League. Using the top three rated outfielders for each club, here are the top five clubs in ...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  16. SweetSpot TV: Ranking the DHs

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the top designated hitters. Considering few teams use a regular DH these days, it's pretty thin once you get pass the ageless David Ortiz. Only five players were regular DHs last year -- Big Papi, Victor Martinez of t...

    Blog | March 25, 2014