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  1. Podcast: Trade deadline, contraction, Jays

    Rob Neyer

    With the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, Keith Law and I talked about all the potential action ahead as well as numerous interesting prospects to highlight on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast! 1. With Zack Greinke, Josh Johnson, a...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  2. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  3. Clearing the bases: Let Matt Kemp hit

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Donnie Buntball. The situation: The Giants lead the Dodgers 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, no outs, runners at first and second, Mark Ellis up, Matt Kemp on deck. What do you do? Don Mattingly had Ellis bunt. The Giants of course put Ke...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  4. Links: Phillies IF, Clay Buchholz, Morneau

    Rob Neyer

    Links to check out from around the SweetSpot network (and a couple other places): The Royals apparently made a lot of money last season. Bill Baer examines the pros and cons of some potential trade targets if the Phillies decide to add infield ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  5. Links: The Carlos Zambrano owner's manual

    Rob Neyer

    Some good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Jeremiah Johnson at The View from the Bleachers has written the Carlos Zambrano Owner's Manuel. You'll need it, Marlins fans. And just remember: He's not a toy and doesn't come with a refund. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  6. Podcast: Tony! Punto! GM madness!

    Rob Neyer

    We've got one game down in the World Series, and who knows how many more to go? So it was that Keith Law and I gathered for Thursday's Baseball Today podcast to break down what we saw and project ahead. 1. Score Game 1 for Cardinals manager Tony L...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  7. Podcast: Indians will stay in the race

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume joined forces on Friday's Baseball Today podcast. Among their items of discussion: 1. The Blue Jays-Yankees game on Thursday was crazy and the guys wonder how much the Yanks will miss Alex Rodriguez. 2. Steve exp...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  8. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  9. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  10. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  11. Podcast: Predictions and obscure jerseys

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon discuss all the transactions and make some predictions on Monday's Baseball Today podcast . Topics include: Mark makes his season predictions, including win totals for every team and a surprise winner in the NL Centra...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  12. Roundup: Garcia deserves shot over Colon

    Rob Neyer

    Some quick takes at news items from around the majors: 1. Yankees start with Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova in the rotation, put Bartolo Colon in the bullpen. Take: Thumbs up. Garcia has had a poor spring, but deserves the initial chance over Colo...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  13. Why isn't Ron Santo in the Hall of Fame?

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball players with Hall of Fame talent don't generally spend much time in the minor leagues, and Ron Santo, who died Thursday at the age of 70, was no exception. Signing with the Cubs out of high school in Seattle, Santo began his professional ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  14. Union is just waiting for the worst

    Rob Neyer

    Upon hearing the news about Tyler Colvin, I immediately Tweeted this: Report: MLBPA concerned about Tyler Colvin, but will wait for fatality before seriously addressing issue of shattered bats. Of course, a few people thought the report was rea...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  15. Cubs might not be so far away

    Rob Neyer

    No, it's probably not going to happen overnight. Gordon Wittenmyer: Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says it's up to general manager Jim Hendry to identify the right guy to replace Lou Piniella as manager. But no matter how good Hendry's new manager i...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  16. Since 1906, White Sox have dominated Cubs

    Rob Neyer

    Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win! Today the Cubs captured Game 7 -- in dramatic fashion -- in their Ultimate Rivalry series against the White Sox, which makes them Windy City champions. For a day, anyhow. This is far from the first time these cl...

    Blog | August 24, 2010