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  1. Saturday's starters have much to prove

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- We won't call it The Battle of the Busts, because that would be disrespectful. Let's just say that if Barry Zito or Tim Stauffer wins Saturday afternoon, in the biggest game of the year (so far) for both teams, it should feel part...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  2. Oakland's Anderson still most talented A

    Rob Neyer

    Bloomberg Sports' Tommy Rancel reviews Oakland's pitchers and arrives at Trevor Cahill as biggest surprise, Ben Sheets as biggest bust, Gio Gonzalez as 2011 keeper, and cites Cahill as a good candidate for 2011 regression ... As mentioned, Cahill h...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  3. Boston's $103 million man-bust

    Rob Neyer

    Bob Ryan's got some inconvenient truths for the Red Sox: May we agree on one thing? Daisuke Matsuzaka was not worth $103 million. There's a lot of financial craziness out there in modern professional sport, but we have not yet reached th...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  4. Cubs fumbling first-round picks?

    Rob Neyer

    As R.J. Anderson notes, the Cubs haven't done much with their first-round draft picks since 2001, when they snagged Mark Prior with the second overall pick. Since then, though? The average bust rate for first round picks is right around 60%. Col...

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  5. Thome likely needs 600 homers to reach HOF

    Rob Neyer

    Jim Thome has reached the 500-homer mark, but that alone won't get him a bronze bust in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2007
  6. Free agent bargains, busts

    Rob Neyer

    Arizona paid Russ Ortiz too much for too long, while Boston got three quality pitchers for the price of Pedro.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2004
  7. A stroll through the sortables

    Rob Neyer

    Rob wanders through the sortable stats to find the surprising hitters (they aren't many) and the biggest busts.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2002