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  1. Will 601 saves be enough for Hall of Fame?

    Rob Neyer

    May 18, 2010. That was the day on which Trevor Hoffman stopped being a closer, and started being something else. On the 18th of May, Hoffman turned a 4-1 lead over the Reds into a 5-4 loss. It was his fourth blown save of the young season, his ERA...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  2. Seven years seems a lot for Crawford

    Rob Neyer

    A friend: "Carl Crawford is a fine player but his off/def tools are based largely on speed. With few BB, what will his OBP look like in years 5-6-7?" I'm not wild about the contract. Crawford's coming off his best season, and probably won't ever e...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  3. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't find that sort of impertinence amusing. Not one bit. Jonathan Mayo on where last year's Rule 5 draft picks are now (you know, in case you were thinking about getting excited about this year's Rule 5 draft picks). Jonah Keri'...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  4. Does Jose Lopez deserve another shot?

    Rob Neyer

    The Mariners already declined their $5 million option on Jose Lopez for next season. Now it seems they're going to non-tender him, too, essentially making him a free agent. Prior to this latest news, Geoff Baker detailed the Mariners' thinking abo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  5. Rangers turn tables on Rays, steal Game 5

    Rob Neyer

    When Tuesday night's game is remembered, it will be remembered mostly for Cliff Lee's sparkling performance -- nine innings, 11 strikeouts, just one run -- which lowered his career postseason ERA to 1.44 in seven starts. Deservedly so. The real...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  6. Don't worry about James Shields' ERA

    Rob Neyer

    Should James Shields' 5.01 ERA be a concern for Joe Maddon? According to Evan Brunell, not at all: While Shields' ERA is unsightly, he's still one of the better pitchers on the team. His xFIP rests at 3.68, right in line with his previous numbers --...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  7. Yankees' switch-pitcher finally moves up

    Rob Neyer

    From the mailbag, on a subject I'd almost forgotten ... Rob,yesterday Pat Venditte made his Double-A debut against Akron's 3-4-5 hitters in a one-run game. The results were predictable: three up, three down, one strikeout. And he was the winning pit...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  8. Joba will reward Yankees' patience

    Rob Neyer

    Bloomberg Sports on the eighth-inning guy with the 5.77 ERA on the first-place team: On the surface, it isn't hard to see why both Yankees fans and fantasy owners have found Chamberlain frustrating in 2010. The big right-hander's ERA stands at 5.77,...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  9. Will Kendrick's ouster fix Phillies?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, somebody had to take the fall Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, a day after blowing a lead to the St. Louis Cardinals. Kendrick (5-4) surrendered seven runs in five innings, coughing up a 4-2...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  10. All-Star ratings down, so what?

    Rob Neyer

    A bit of a surprise: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game has earned its lowest-ever television rating. The National League's 3-1 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 7.5 fast national rating and 13 share. That's down 16 percent from the 8....

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  11. Rockies' Jimenez among many farm gems

    Rob Neyer

    From Jeff Passan's take on the no-hitter: Jimenez loves his fastball, as he ought. For two years running, it's been the hardest pitch in baseball, and this year is no different: Over three starts, he is sitting at 96.5 mph, harder than he's ever th...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  12. Like them or not, my projected standings

    Rob Neyer

    Not that anybody should take predictions too seriously, but I put some time into these so I may as well share on this day of days ... AL EAST 1. Yankees - 96 wins 2. Red Sox - 94 3. Rays - 91 4. Orioles - 74 5. Blue Jays - 68 I was tempted...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  13. No. 5 Starter Watch: Athletics still thinking

    Rob Neyer

    Count the A's among those teams that just have too many starting pitchers with a claim on the rotation. Or maybe not; we'll check back in a few months. Anyway, the Athletics are back in the chilly Bay Area, and yet the battle for the No. 5 slot still...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  14. No. 5 Starter Watch: Rays

    Rob Neyer

    Well, the Rays are the latest club to choose their No. 5 starter and everyone's favorite super-control pitcher is on the outs. Marc Topkin: The discomfort in J.P. Howell's left shoulder was obvious Wednesday - on Andy Sonnanstine's face. With Ho...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  15. Have Yankees decided on No. 5?

    Rob Neyer

    There's been no announcement, but Joel Sherman thinks the Yankees have essentially set their rotation: In the next few days, Joe Girardi will make it official that Phil Hughes is the Yankees' fifth starter. There are still meetings this week, st...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  16. It's time to rethink the 'No. 5 starter'

    Rob Neyer

    I admire a man who tilts at windmills, particularly when it's done with great creativity. So while I might have quibbles with Marc Hulet's assault on No. 5 starters -- or rather, the idea of a particular No. 5 starter -- this is a conversation that w...

    Blog | March 23, 2010