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  1. Dodgers not spending for bats

    Rob Neyer

    Craig pointed out this bit of exciting Southland news from Robothal: The Dodgers are in discussions with free agent Bill Hall, who would be their primary left fielder. Hall, who hit 18 home runs in 344 at-bats for the Red Sox last season, likely wo...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  2. Free-agent pickings getting slim

    Rob Neyer

    Top 10 free agents still available: 1. Cliff Lee 2. Adrian Beltre 3. Orlando Hudson 4. Carl Pavano 5. Magglio Ordonez 6. Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin 7. Manny Ramirez 8. Jim Thome 9. Bill Hall 10. Hideki Matsui Once you get ...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  3. Does Bill Hall have 'super utility' to Sox?

    Rob Neyer

    From the tail end of Theo Epstein's conference call today (which was mostly about exercising the one-year option in David Ortiz's contract): Yeah, we'd love to have Bill Hall back in the right circumstances. He really, I thought, blossomed this year...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  4. A purge in Milwaukee

    Rob Neyer

    Someday they'll remember this day in Milwaukee as "Black Wednesday" ... Tom Haudricourt: The Brewers have fired pitching coach Bill Castro and replaced him with Class AAA Nashville pitching coach Chris Bosio. In another drastic move,...

    Blog | August 12, 2009
  5. Brewers summon top prospect Gamel

    Rob Neyer

    As Tom Haudricort reports, the Brewers have recalled Mat Gamel, one of their top prospects. But where does he fit? Gamel The Brewers summoned Gamel, their top offensive prospect, to the majors Wednesday n...

    Blog | May 14, 2009
  6. Trading walks for singles, Cooperstown-style

    Rob Neyer

    I'm not sure how much it costs to access Bill James' website, but I'm pretty sure his recent four-part series on the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot is alone worth whatever they get. Taking Bill's work and running with it -- Joe Posnanski's quite the run...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  7. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links do not come straight from Waxahachie, Texas ... but someday, I hope. Someday. * According to this, Bill James says Andre Dawson belongs in the Hall of Fame and Dale Murphy doesn't. This strikes me as a bit of a switch; in his New His...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  8. Bill James on steroids

    Rob Neyer

    Bill James, after maintaining silence (well, mostly) on the subject for some years, is now ready to offer his thoughts on baseball players and performance-enhancing drugs and the Hall of Fame. Money quote: It seems to me that, with the passage of ti...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  9. Taking a look at numbers that matter

    Rob Neyer

    Over at Baseball Analysts, Chris Green writes about a certain top Hall of Fame candidate and the numbers we're allowed to use: And so, finally, we come to [Bill] James' most recent, most influential, and perhaps most complicated estimate of player ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  10. Rice debate gets heated

    Rob Neyer

    In the Boston Globe today, Dan Shaughnessy makes (or regurgitates) a Hall of Fame case for Jim Rice, then writes this: On the other hand, we have members of Bill James Youth who've never been out of the house who believe Rice has no business being ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2008
  11. Dahlen stands out on pre-'43 Veterans ballot

    Rob Neyer

    Continuing our discussion of Hall of Fame candidates, next we have the 10 players on the pre-1943 Veterans Committee ballot... Twenty years ago, Bill Dahlen was merely another long-ago baseball player for whom there existed little reputation, eve...

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2008