Eddie Murray was considered a Hall of Famer long before he retired. There is still some debate whether Jim Thome, when his playing days are done, is worthy of Cooperstown. Their numbers are quite similar, probably more than you might think.
When you factor in the player and the ballpark he'll call home in 2010, Cliff Lee pitching in Safeco Field should be the best fit among players who changed teams this offseason.
In its first season, the new Yankee Stadium was a great home run park. It, however, wasn't a great hitters' park.
One can't assume players will continue a particular pace through the second half, but Rob Neyer points out several to watch.
Looking at the new list of Hall of Fame candidates for 2008, only Tim Raines has the credentials to earn a spot in Cooperstown.
Rob Neyer has a Q&A session with author Peter Morris to discuss the history of innovations throughout baseball's evolution.
The problem with monster contracts is that the big years and big dollars leave teams with little flexibility in the future.
What's amazing about Chien-Ming Wang is that he's been able to strike out so few batters and still post an attractive ERA, writes Rob Neyer.
There are a number of outstanding closers in the majors, but only two should be considered elite: Mariano Rivera and Joe Nathan.
As the 2006 season reaches its midpoint, "expected" records are close to being on target for all 30 teams.
Boone Logan? Sean Marshall? Some recent team decisions might leave fans scratching their heads.
If Frank Thomas isn't healthy enough to earn his bonuses, the A's won't miss him as they already have a solid lineup.
Of today's current major leaguers, Rob Neyer gives us his Hall of Fame locks, those who are on the fence and those who still need work.
Of the free agents still available, six players could be real bargains.
Rob Neyer examines 16 possible combinations of final standings involving the Indians, Red Sox and Yankees.
A position-by-position look at formerly prominent players who are nearing the end of their careers.