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  1. What the Royals see in Frenchy, Melky

    Rob Neyer

    These quotes -- Dayton Moore about signing immortals Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera -- are, as one wag noted, comedy gold: "We feel really, really good about what we did to improve our outfield situation. Melky Cabrera broke into the major league...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  2. Monte Irvin, 91, still thinking

    Rob Neyer

    Sometimes I wish we wouldn't go looking for trouble ... Two years after Jackie Robinson broke into the majors, the Giants introduced their first two African Americans, Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson, in July 1949. Two years later, Willie Mays arrive...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  3. No. 5 Starter Watch: Dodgers (and DeWitt)

    Rob Neyer

    No fooling: Charlie Haeger's won his spurs. From Dodger Thoughts: The Dodgers just broke bottles of champagne on the broadsides of Blake DeWitt and Charlie Haeger, with Joe Torre officially announcing they have been named the team's starting second...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  4. Shake tree, find banjo-hitting infielder

    Rob Neyer

    Emmanuel Burriss broke his foot. A surgeon fixed it. He -- the baseball player, not the surgeon -- will be out of action until the middle of June. This is bad news for Burriss. It's not clear that it's such terrible news for Burriss' employers, the S...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  5. Fixing what ain't (necessarily) broke

    Rob Neyer

    In The New York Times last weekend, Dan Rosenheck wrote about proposals to change the draft. Money quote: The real reason the anti-Boras rants pick up around draft time is that he is the only one in baseball campaigning to change the system. As a v...

    Blog | August 28, 2009
  6. Another setback for Milledge

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball Daily Digest's Craig Brown: Milledge The descent of Lastings Milledge continues ... On Monday, Milledge broke his right ring finger squaring to bunt in a game for Triple-A Syracuse. He's due to be...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  7. Jackie Robinson Rotunda dedicated

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith NEW YORK -- The Jackie Robinson Rotunda, named for the Brooklyn Dodgers' Hall of Fame second baseman who broke baseball's color barrier 62 years ago today, was dedicated during an emotional ceremony at the N...

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  8. Remarkable career began at age 20

    Rob Neyer

    Future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux was not even ranked as one of the six best rookie pitchers when he broke into The Show.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2006
  9. Gagne a true convert

    Rob Neyer

    Not all saves are created equally.That's why Eric Gagne's streak is both better and worse than you might think.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2004