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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. All-time draft roster: NL East

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the National League with our all-time draft rosters, the best players drafted and signed by each franchise. Remember that they didn't necessarily have to star with that team. Other divisions: AL East | AL Central | AL West Atla...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  3. Links: Best names in baseball history?

    Rob Neyer

    Diane over at the Value Over Replacement Grit blog needs your help: She's putting together a bracket of the 64 best names in major league history. Click here for details on submitting your suggestions to her. Great idea, Diane. Can't wait to see the ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  4. Links: The Carlos Zambrano owner's manual

    Rob Neyer

    Some good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Jeremiah Johnson at The View from the Bleachers has written the Carlos Zambrano Owner's Manuel. You'll need it, Marlins fans. And just remember: He's not a toy and doesn't come with a refund. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  5. Links: The problem with Jason Heyward

    Rob Neyer

    Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ... There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to simila...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  6. Podcast: We have playoff races!

    Rob Neyer

    Before the weekend Mark Simon and I asked for more pennant races and, guess what, it happened! We discussed that and much more on Monday's Baseball Today podcast, including ... 1. The St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays are relevant again, but ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  7. Podcast: Thome, Delmon and ... cats

    Rob Neyer

    A very tired Keith Law held off on his nap to bestow the baseball knowledge for Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast -- I was there, too! -- and here are some of the topics we discussed! 1. Future Hall of Fame slugger Jim Thome breaks a milestone and ...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  8. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  9. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  10. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  11. Podcast: Bonds, Johnson, Braves

    Rob Neyer

    Well, Mr. Barry Bonds was in the news. Eric and Keith discuss that and things that happened on the field in Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. Bonds: How does this affect his Hall of Fame chances? Keith weighs on steroid outrage. Josh Johnson ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  12. Braves have their own Marmol

    Rob Neyer

    Carroll Rogers on the (very young) man who is slated to replace Billy Wagner: Craig Kimbrel is only 22. He's about to get a shot at taking over the Braves closer job this spring, with the retirement of Billy Wagner. He has a lot on his mind. ...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  13. Braves get better, Marlins don't

    Rob Neyer

    Ooo, look! A medium-sized blockbuster! The Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins for utilityman Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn on Tuesday in the first trade of the general managers' meetings. --sn...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  14. Did Bobby Cox really win just once?

    Rob Neyer

    In Craig Wright's latest (subscriber-only) Diamond Appraised newsletter, he responds to a question from a reader about Bobby Cox. After running through all the complimentary stuff, there's this: I have a lot of admiration and appreciation of Cox as...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  15. Did Fredi Gonzalez deserve his anointing?

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Bradley is skeptical about Fredi Gonzalez: He never quite lifted the Marlins to the playoffs - got them over .500 in both 2008 and 2009, though - and this year's team was thought to be (at least by owner Jeffrey Loria) of playoff caliber. And ...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  16. Braves nearly swept Giants in Division Series

    Rob Neyer

    As Joe Pawlikowski writes, the Braves chose a lousy time to stop scoring runs: You might not have known it from their NLDS performance, but the Braves had one of the NL's best offenses in 2010. They certainly bookended it in the wrong way, scori...

    Blog | October 12, 2010