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  1. Catching up with Wade Boggs

    David Schoenfield

    The latest edition of Mint Condition catches up with Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, who discusses his strangest autograph request, memorabilia he's kept from his playing career and his appearance on "The Simpsons."...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. Pressure's on Josh Hamilton

    David Schoenfield

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Josh Hamilton takes batting practice like it's the last time he'll ever step in the cage. Every swing is ferocious and lightning quick, and he's apparently trying to crush every pitch 500 feet. This isn't Wade Boggs up there, hitting ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. Cabrera and great seasons by 3Bs

    David Schoenfield

    Best seasons by third basemen since 1980, at least according to Baseball-Reference's Wins Above Replacement formula: 1. Adrian Beltre, 2004 Dodgers: 9.6 2. Alex Rodriguez, 2007 Yankees: 9.4 3. Rodriguez, 2005 Yankees: 9.4 4. George Brett, 1980 ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Five best players in baseball: A history

    David Schoenfield

    The genesis for this article came out of all the recent Hall of Fame discussions. A lot of arguments were along the lines of "Tim Raines was one of the best players in baseball in the mid-'80s," or "You know, Don Mattingly was the best in the game th...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  5. Tim Raines still seeks Hall of Fame respect

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of columns and analysis out there advocating the case for Tim Raines for the Hall of Fame. I probably won't add anything new to the discussion, but let me start here: Player A is Raines. Player B is Tony Gwynn. That final colum...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  6. Where Chipper ranks among all-time 3B

    David Schoenfield

    If you're an Atlanta Braves fan, maybe you remember the rookie Bobby Cox entrusted to hit third in the lineup in the 1995 World Series. Or maybe you remember September of 1999, when Chipper Jones hit 10 home runs, including two solo shots in a 2-1 vi...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  7. Two Hall of Famers? '76 Tigers come close

    David Schoenfield

    While the '68 Dodgers have the greatest draft haul ever, they aren't the only team to stock up in a single draft. Not including drafts that resulted in one superstar (Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, etc.), here are six other great drafts. Detroit Tige...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  8. Longoria cleans up with big home run

    David Schoenfield

    I love a manager who isn't afraid to think outside the box. In an era when most managers are essentially interchangeable with their styles, Joe Maddon is one guy willing to try different things -- whether it's using Ben Zobrist as a multi-position st...

    Blog | May 31, 2011