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  1. Phillies obvious choice to win it all

    Rob Neyer

    Via Beerleaguer, an odds update: A Phillies and Yankees rematch was the call of Las Vegas oddsmakers at the start of the season. Since then, the Phils have taken over as favorites. Swayed by the power of the Big Three, oddsmakers for Bodog.com have ...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  2. Reds' Brandon Phillips calls out Cardinals

    Rob Neyer

    I can't remember the last time a player called out another team like this. Hal McCoy: Before we dissect the Chris Dickerson-for-Jim Edmonds trade with Milwaukee, listen to some quick words from Brandon Phillips before the big, Big, BIG three-game ...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  3. Reshuffling the deck

    Rob Neyer

    The Cubs could have the best 1-2-3 punch next season -- if the Yankees don't get Randy Johnson.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2004
  4. Big Three can't carry A's

    Rob Neyer

    The A's went as far as their starting pitching took them. In the end, it wasn't far enough.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2004
  5. 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
  6. Explaining the surprising Giants

    Rob Neyer

    Today's a travel day, so I'll be (mostly) turning this page over to some of the SweetSpot Network bloggers. First up, Bay City Ball with a look at why the Giants have been better than expected. And the No. 1 reason? Big production from three incredib...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  7. Big money for closers might be gone

    Rob Neyer

    In the midst of discussing Jonathan Papelbon's eventual long-term contract, WEEI's Alex Speier reviews the recent history of big deals for closers: There have been 12 multi-year deals of at least $9 million a year signed by closers. Three of the pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  8. The meaning of Randy Wolf (Part 1)

    Rob Neyer

    Along with news of today's big deal, a bit of analysis: Another one bites the dust. An already weak crop of free agent starters just took another hit as left-hander Randy Wolf has reportedly inked a three-year deal deal worth just under $30 m...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  9. Winners and losers in megadeal

    Rob Neyer

    According to Buster Olney, the three-team megadeal is almost done. According to Dave Cameron, there's one big loser in the megadeal and one big winner: Arizona, though ... what a mess. Jackson and Kennedy will shore up their rotation, but they aren...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  10. Four days of rest is for wimps

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of nuggets from Bruce Jenkins' latest: There's a big commotion in the Yankees' camp about whether CC Sabathia should work on three days' rest. This must be a hoot for every pitcher who worked from the late 19th century to around the 1970...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  11. Aaron, others overshadowed power-hitting Mathews

    Rob Neyer

    Eddie Mathews was considered the all-time greatest third baseman when he retired, but now he's a forgotten member of the 500-HR club.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2007
  12. Schilling, Smoltz among modern marvels

    Rob Neyer

    When listing the best big-game pitchers of all time, it's best to look just a tad beyond the last two weeks.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2004
  13. Pujols definitely something special

    Rob Neyer

    Albert Pujols has few peers when looking at the numbers he's compiled over his first three big-league seasons.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2003