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  1. 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
  2. Giants move on, Bobby Cox goes out

    Rob Neyer

    The better team probably won, and there's something to be said for that. Without two of their best players (Chipper Jones and Martin Prado) missing, the Braves just couldn't put as much talent on the field as the Giants. Not that talent always determ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  3. Bobby Cox does what he (thinks) he has to do

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Calcaterra (who's a Braves fan, by the way) on tonight's shocking lineup change: I know Troy Glaus can't field anymore either, but what choice does Bobby Cox have? All the players said the right things last night, but you know deep down no...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  4. Braves' Conrad shouldn't have been there

    Rob Neyer

    You hate to see that happen. I don't know Brooks Conrad. I don't know anything about him (except that right now he's probably wishing his parents hadn't named him Brooks). I can't help feeling for him tonight, though. Because he will forever be...

    Blog | October 10, 2010
  5. Braves turn to short rest down stretch

    Rob Neyer

    I've never been able to figure out how days can possess rest. But that's not my call. Neither is the Braves' rotation. That's Bobby Cox's call. And he's going with short rest: The Atlanta Braves plan to start Tim Hudson and Derek Lowe on three days'...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  6. Is Cooperstown next for Uncle Lou?

    Rob Neyer

    From Bill Madden, who probably isn't just making this up: Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs effective at the end of the season, the Daily News has learned. The 67-year old Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central division titl...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  7. It's official: Jason Heyward's a Brave

    Rob Neyer

    If you're a baseball fan, this might be the spring's best news: Braves manager Bobby Cox informed Jason Heyward this morning that he has made the team. The top Braves propsect will open the season as the Braves right fielder. Cox said he told...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  8. Braves' Heyward already a legend?

    Rob Neyer

    This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. - "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" So far, the biggest story in spring training is the kid whose home runs break cars. When manager Bobby Cox said that the Braves will proba...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  9. Who belongs on managerial Mt. Rushmore?

    Rob Neyer

    Prompted by a quote from Mike Scioscia about Bobby Cox belonging on a "Mt. Rushmore of managers," Big League Stew wonders who would appear on such a monument ... If you go by the list of all-time wins, Cox would be included with 1,930 victories and...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  10. Do O's need $6 million closer?

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of the news that Mike Gonzalez and the Orioles have agreed on a two-year, $12 million contract, let's revisit R.J. Anderson's take on the prospective deal: Bobby Cox rode Gonzalez pretty tough this season; using him in a career high 80 ...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  11. Bobby Cox's legacy

    Rob Neyer

    Upon the news that Bobby Cox will retire after next season, I was moved to compare him to all the other managers. Conclusion? Cox's place in history is essentially set. He currently ranks fourth in wins, and won't catch Tony La Russa or be ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  12. Has Frenchy finally lost his job?

    Rob Neyer

    As Mark Bradley reports, it looks like Jeff Francoeur has finally, mercifully, lost his job: When you've exhausted Bobby Cox's legendary patience, you're probably not long for these Braves. Last week Kelly Johnson went from being the eve...

    Blog | July 07, 2009
  13. Some non-players deserve enshrinement as well

    Rob Neyer

    There remain a dozen baseball figures who should follow Goose Gossage into the hallowed halls of Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2008
  14. Only time will tell

    Rob Neyer

    It's just about impossible to evaluate the talent of a manager who hasn't yet actually managed.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2004
  15. Why Mazzone hasn't done x particularly well

    Rob Neyer

    While Leo Mazzone hasn't been a master at developing pitchers, he's still done plenty of good for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2003
  16. Bonds' image in repair, but Cox comes up short

    Rob Neyer

    Rob has thoughts on the postseason reputations of Bobby Cox and Barry Bonds.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2002