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  1. What if Willie Mays were a free agent?

    David Schoenfield

    We talked a lot about Mike Trout in Tuesday's chat session. Following up on that, a couple Trout links to check out. Buster Olney writes today: If Trout were a free agent right now and told teams he would only sign a one-year deal, what would he ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  2. Giants are making plays and executing

    David Schoenfield

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have played textbook baseball in their past five games, baseball so beautiful that John McGraw is probably up in baseball heaven telling Ty Cobb, "That's Giants baseball. That's how you play the game." Tha...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  3. Best batter-pitcher matchups of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The other night I tweeted something like, "Would love to see Aroldis Chapman face 2001 Barry Bonds." On the Baseball Today podcast, we had a reader ask us about best pitcher-hitter matchups to watch for over the next few years. With that prompt, I...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  4. The day Ty Cobb hit three home runs

    David Schoenfield

    A few days before Josh Hamilton had his historic four-homer game, I had written a post asking readers to vote for the greatest day by a hitter in major league history. After Hamilton set an American League record with his 18 total bases, I was on ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. Easier to put up big numbers in old days

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the debut seasons of the 15 greatest position players in baseball history, according to Baseball-Reference.com's WAR (wins above replacement-level) statistic, listed in chronological order: 1897 (Honus Wagner) 1905 (Ty Cobb) 1906 (Eddie...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  6. Baseball fans still revere olden days

    David Schoenfield

    We've moved on to the second round of the Greatest MLB Season Ever bracket. All top-10 seeds advanced, but there were three upsets; interestingly, all involved shortstops. Alex Rodriguez lost to Ken Griffey Jr. in a Mariners death duel (got destroyed...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  7. Introducing: Best season of all time bracket

    David Schoenfield

    In 1975, Joe Morgan hit .327 with 17 home runs and 94 RBIs. Those traditional statistics may not seem impressive, but Morgan's season ranks as one of the best in the game's history. As we begin voting Monday on the greatest individual season of al...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. Hall of Fame debates: Spirited, emotional

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about the Hall of Fame and its voting procedures and results, beginning with the little fact that baseball was not, of course, actually invented in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839 by a future Civil War general named Ab...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  9. Is Pujols the greatest hitter of all time?

    David Schoenfield

    I asked my colleague Jim Caple a simple question: "Who is on your short list of the greatest hitters of all time?" He reeled off the names: Pujols, Bonds, Ruth, Williams ... Mays, Hornsby, Cobb (a little reluctantly on that one). We could include ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  10. The all-time all-old team

    David Schoenfield

    In honor of 80-year-old Jack McKeon taking over the reins of the Marlins, we present the all old-team. If you weren't at least 40 years old, you're too young for this club. C -- Carlton Fisk, 1990 White Sox (42). Only two catchers have caught at l...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  11. Vote: The 30 greatest players of all time

    David Schoenfield

    To go with our Willie Mays package today, SportsNation worked up a list ranker with 30 of the greatest players of all time. Don't agree with me that Willie Mays was the greatest ever? Then Click here to vote yourself. Here's my quick list without ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  12. Ten reasons Willie Mays is greatest ever

    David Schoenfield

    Now, I understand that arguing for Willie Mays as the greatest baseball player of all time isn't exactly like arguing for Chester A. Arthur as the greatest president. But there are many who still fight the good fight for Babe Ruth, those who will ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  13. The all-time all-young team

    David Schoenfield

    After listing the youngest MVP winners in my previous post, here's a list of the all-time all-young team, the best seasons by players in their age-22 (or younger) seasons*: C -- Johnny Bench, 1970 Reds (22). The MVP winner led the NL with 45 home ...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  14. When was golden age for center fielders?

    David Schoenfield

    This is somewhat shocking to me: A center fielder hasn't won an MVP Award since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1997. (Josh Hamilton played some there last season, but the majority of his games came in left field.) Before that, it was Robin Yount in 1989. S...

    Blog | April 13, 2011