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  1. Does Kevin Brown have Cooperstown case?

    Rob Neyer

    After spending most of a column arguing that Kevin Brown's seven-year, $105 million contract wasn't nearly as bad as we think (which is true), Dan Rosenheck concludes on a more lasting matter: Brown has a much stronger case for inclusion in quite a ...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  2. One fan's legends ...

    Rob Neyer

    This missive from the mailbag caught my eye: I was about 12 or 13 in a baseball card shop in Norcross, Georgia, back in the '80s (when there were baseball card shops) perusing their display cases and buying myself a few packs of Topps cards, and no...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  3. Making Tony Oliva's case

    Rob Neyer

    All this talk about Ron Santo's Hall of Fame chances has the Minnesota Post's Steve Aschburner just a bit riled: Did you know that Tony Oliva routinely finished higher in the voting than players who already are enshrined in Cooperstown? It's tru...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  4. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't find that sort of impertinence amusing. Not one bit. Jonathan Mayo on where last year's Rule 5 draft picks are now (you know, in case you were thinking about getting excited about this year's Rule 5 draft picks). Jonah Keri'...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  5. Jeter's case springs from the heart

    Rob Neyer

    Another from the mailbag about The Most Important Negotiations Ever: Rob, as a lifelong Yankees fan and Derek Jeter admirer, I have a question for you. As a purely baseball matter, its fairly obvious that a 3 year, $45MM contract offer is pretty...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  6. Is Adrian Beltre heading for Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    Last week, Scott Boras made some fairly amazing claims about Adrian Beltre, and's Alex Speier took things from there: "You can look at [Mike] Schmidt's career or George Brett's career or [Paul] Molitor's career in the case of Beltre," said...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  7. Marvin Miller politicks (or not) for Hall

    Rob Neyer

    Earlier today, I quoted George Vecsey on George Steinbrenner. Among the things I left out was Vecsey's big finish: Everybody makes more money because of Marvin Miller. But voters have tended to ignore Miller because baseball people have a bad case ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  8. Brian Sabean's plan working (whatever it is)

    Rob Neyer

    Gary Peterson on the rehabilitation (if he needed it) of Brian Sabean: Sabean, in case you haven't heard, has had a great season, leading National League GMs in FUIS. What's that? You're not familiar with new-age baseball statistical analysis? A...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  9. Making Cito Gaston's case for the Coop

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Perkins on Cito Gaston's impending retirement, and his Hall of Fame prospects: Gaston is one of 21 men who managed at least two World Series winners. Of those 21, 13 are in the Hall of Fame. The eight who aren't include Joe Torre (four wins) an...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  10. Reds should use Chapman while they can

    Rob Neyer

    In case you missed it, last Friday night Aroldis Chapman set a sort-of record when his fastball was clocked at 105 miles an hour, breaking -- by just 0.2 m.p.h. -- the sort-of record set by Joel Zumaya four years ago. There's a cool chart that comes ...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  11. Monday Mendozas (Crazy Edition!)

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links come to you via the "Garlic Capital of the World" ... As the Platoon Advantage notes, today the SweetSpot Network has a serious case of the Mondays. I love when people check stuff. They're so interesting, the things you learn! J...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  12. Should Reds make big bullpen move?

    Rob Neyer

    Cincinnati's got the division title locked up, but Paul Daugherty thinks they still need to make a big change in the bullpen, swapping the struggling Francisco Cordero for the electric Aroldis Chapman ... The manager makes the fair case that pitchin...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  13. The King of the American League

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Rosenberg on the Cy Young race that's probably already been won: And then there's the case of King Felix. He is, quite simply, the best pitcher in the AL, if not all of MLB right now. Except he's lacking one thing: wins. It's entirely possible...

    Blog | September 06, 2010
  14. Bucs' Alvarez not among RoY candidates

    Rob Neyer

    Among the reasons to be (guardedly) optimistic about the Pirates' future: farm products Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen, and Jose Tabata, all of whom are shy of 25 -- in Walker's case, barely; in Tabata's case, by a lot -- and have held ...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  15. These Questions 3: Kathryn Schulz

    Rob Neyer

    When I read a book, I usually have a pencil at hand, for marking passages or circling words I want to look up later. With each notation, I'll also pencil in a page number on the book's endpaper. In the case of Kathryn Schulz's "Being Wrong: Adventure...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  16. The Boss isn't only deserving Hall candidate

    Rob Neyer

    Richard Sandomir on another deceased Yankees owner who belongs in Cooperstown: Since George Steinbrenner's death last week, the momentum for his Hall of Fame candidacy has accelerated. His case is strong: the Boss redefined baseball's economic lan...

    Blog | July 23, 2010