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  1. Jason Heyward, stealth MVP candidate

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the National League leaders in Wins Above Replacement, via Baseball-Reference.com: Clayton Kershaw: 7.3 Jason Heyward: 6.3 Giancarlo Stanton: 6.1 Jonathan Lucroy: 5.7 Troy Tulowitzki: 5.5 And here the NL leaders in WAR via FanGraph...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  2. Unsung defensive player: Zack Cozart

    David Schoenfield

    It's not easy getting recognition for your defense when you play in the same league as Andrelton Simmons and Troy Tulowitzki, but such is the fate of Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart. But when we look at the leaderboards in 2014 for defensive...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. NL MVP race most wide-open in years

    David Schoenfield

    As we turn the corner into August, I see seven strong National League MVP candidates in what's shaping up as one of the most wide-open MVP discussions in years. The players may eventually sort themselves out -- if I remember correctly, we were in ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: To trade or not to trade?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I discuss whether some big names -- Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Jon Lester, Cole Hamels and Matt Kemp -- should or should not be traded....

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. The Yankees aren't getting Troy Tulowitzki

    David Schoenfield

    Troy Tulowitzki, currently on the disabled list with a hip flexor strain, made an appearance at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, watching the game from the ninth row behind home plate. It certainly was a little strange, even given Tulo's respect for Jeter (...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. The best rookie seasons of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The reason for doing this piece should be pretty obvious: Masahiro Tanaka is 11-2 with a 2.11 ERA, leading the American League in wins and ERA. He's not just the clear best rookie so far but a Cy Young and MVP contender. Tanaka makes his 16th star...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  7. Troy Tulowitzki: Best hitter in the game?

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into Wednesday's game, Troy Tulowitzki leads all qualified hitters in batting average (.354), on-base percentage (.447) and slugging percentage (.634). We can call that the triple-slash Triple Crown. And if you're doing that, you're the best ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  8. The best player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    Sorry, Miggy. Your hitting feats are legendary. You'll be in the Hall of Fame some day, on the short list of best right-handed batsmen the game has ever seen. You know you're an all-timer when you're hitting .319 and on pace for 135 RBIs and nobody i...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  9. SweetSpot TV: Can Puig win batting title?

    David Schoenfield

    In this week's Rapid Fire SweetSpot TV segment with Eric Karabell, one topic we discuss is Yasiel Puig. Entering Wednesday, Puig is second in the National League batting race, hitting .346 to Troy Tulowitzki's .373. Can Puig actually win th...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  10. Wednesday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out ... Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk disagreed with my take on instant replay after the Giants-Pirates game on Tuesday. Fair enough. I can admit I may have missed the boat (the ocean?) on that one. Certainly, if there's...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  11. Big week for Pirates begins with bad loss

    David Schoenfield

    During Monday's Power Rankings video chat, Eric Karabell mentioned that this would be an important week for the Pirates as they entered the week at 12-19 with two big series at home against the Giants and Cardinals. That's a tough week and it's follo...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  12. Martin Maldonado, player of the month!

    David Schoenfield

    It was caught the month for Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado. Consider: He literally knocked the cover off the ball against the Pirates a couple weeks ago. He was in the middle of the Carlos Gomez-Gerrit Cole spat and cold-cocked Pirat...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  13. Bruce Bochy messes up NL lineup

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the National League lineup for Tuesday's game: 2B Brandon Phillips RF Carlos Beltran 1B Joey Votto 3B David Wright LF Carlos Gonzalez C Yadier Molina SS Troy Tulowitzki DH Michael Cuddyer CF Bryce Harper You see the problem here,...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  14. Fragile Tulowitzki breaks down again

    David Schoenfield

    Troy Tulowitzki has arguably been the best player in baseball this season, leading the National League in slugging percentage and OPS while hitting .347 with 16 home runs. Unfortunately, he's expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a rib, a...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  15. Thoughts: The best worst day of the season

    David Schoenfield

    The evening began with the OTL report that MLB seeks to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon and others named in the Biogenesis scandal. But the night turned into a reminder of what makes the sport so great. ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  16. 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