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  1. A short history of the 40-homer club

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, Nelson Cruz of the Orioles hit his 40th home run, saving us from the deprivation of not having a 40-homer guy for the first time since 1982. That year Reggie Jackson of the Angels and Gorman Thomas of the Brewers tied for the major league...

    Blog | September 24, 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. A quick note about awesome Wade Davis

    David Schoenfield

    I better write something about Wade Davis since the Royals' setup guy is having a terrific season -- 8-2, 0.77 ERA, five runs allowed with 87 strikeouts and just 28 hits in 58.1 innings entering Thursday. He hasn't allowed a run in his past 25 appear...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. Rapid Fire! Harper, Arrieta ... Uggla?

    David Schoenfield

    OK, my apologies: We ran out of time today before taping the Rapid Fire video, so I'll make it a written post instead. From @JoshLumley: Bruce Harper could make better lineups than Matt Williams. Answer: True. Hey, Harper shouldn't have essenti...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Chat wrap: Fernandez, Puig, Polanco

    David Schoenfield

    Unfortunately, we had to discuss Jose Fernandez's injury in Tuesday's chat. Other topics included Gregory Polanco, Yasiel Puig, bad Mariners catchers, Matt Williams and the Nationals, the best pitchers of the past 25 years and the best bobblehead eve...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. Where was Bernie Williams?

    David Schoenfield

    During the Yankees' Opening Day celebration on Monday, the club honored the so-called "Core Four" -- Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. Susan Lulgjuraj of It's About the Money asks: What about Bernie Williams? Williams sp...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Why did Bryce Harper bat sixth?

    David Schoenfield

    Using wOBA from 2013, here is the ranking of the Washington Nationals' hitters in the lineup manager Matt Williams used on Wednesday: 1. Jayson Werth (R) 2. Bryce Harper (L) 3. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 4. Ian Desmond (R) 5. Adam LaRoche (L) 6. Anth...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  9. Should postseason matter in HOF voting?

    David Schoenfield

    As Carlos Beltran delivers more big postseason hits this October for the St. Louis Cardinals, talk about him as a potential Hall of Famer has increased, carrying over from discussions that began in the regular season. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick wrote ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  10. Improved Cabrera having pantheon season

    David Schoenfield

    Last Wednesday, Miguel Cabrera was facing hard-throwing Cleveland Indians rookie Danny Salazar in the eighth inning with two outs and a runner on. The Indians led the Tigers 3-2 and Salazar had struck out Cabrera three times -- looking on an 88 mph c...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  11. Ian Kennedy should face long suspension

    David Schoenfield

    Tuned in to watch Puig, and before I get to see him a brawl erupts and he's ejected. Scully calls a brawl as calmly as a flyout to RF.- Dave Haller (@HallerDave) June 12, 2013 Tuesday's Arizona Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers game...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  12. Game of year: A's win, Angels in trouble

    David Schoenfield

    You cannot lose a game like this if you're the Los Angeles Angels, not when leading 6-2 in the eighth inning, not while coming off losing three of four to Seattle, not when your team is struggling and staring at a second straight disastrous April. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  13. Gary Redus' season for the ages

    David Schoenfield

    Fun piece from Doug Williams at ESPN Playbook on Gary Redus' 1978 season with Billings of the Pioneer League, one of those legendary minor league seasons us baseball nerds are familiar with. In 68 games, Redus hit .462 with 17 home runs and 42 stolen...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  14. What it was like to face Ted Williams

    David Schoenfield

    There's a neat book out called "Facing Ted Williams" that's worth checking out if you're a Red Sox fan, Williams fan or just a fan of players talking about baseball from the old days. Writer Dave Heller interviewed dozens of players who played aga...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  15. Roy Halladay is no longer Roy Halladay

    David Schoenfield

    The great ones don't all go out like Ted Williams, hitting .316 in his final season and homering in his final at-bat, rounding the bases at Fenway Park on a gray afternoon that required the lights turned on. "He didn't tip his cap," wrote Joh...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  16. Offseason report card: Angels

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 89-73 (88-74 Pythagorean) 767 runs scored (3rd in American League) 699 runs allowed (7th in AL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agent Josh Hamilton to five-year, $125 million contract. Traded Kendrys Morales to Mariners...

    Blog | February 13, 2013