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  1. Padres' wings, prayers not quite enough

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There are games you analyze, and there are games you watch. The game that decided the National League West and two postseason berths was the sort of game you just watch. After 161 games, what was Bud Black supposed to do? His t...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  2. Greinke's Cy Young competition

    Rob Neyer

    From a few days ago, George Bretherton on the AL's best pitchers: Who says it's a two-horse race for this season's American League Cy Young Award? Kansas City's Zack Greinke (8 wins, 1.72 E.R.A.) and Toronto's Roy Hallad...

    Blog | June 18, 2009
  3. Justin Upton not the only amazing D'back

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Cameron on a young superstar nobody's talking about ... yet: One of the stories of the first few weeks of the season was the struggles of Justin Upton. The 21-year-old began the season by going six for his first 36, striking out 12 times in...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  4. Revisiting Vazquez/Young trade

    Rob Neyer

    SeattleSox, from the mailbag: Kenny Williams was roundly criticized back in 2005 for trading highly regarded 5-tool uber-prospect Chris Young to D-backs for often underachieving Javier Vazquez. Young turns 26 this year, is currently hitting a robust...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  5. National League keys

    Rob Neyer

    Continuing my groundbreaking series of posts, I present the key players in the National League. Mets: Carlos Delgado. It's hard to win if you don't get much offense from your first baseman. In 2007 the Mets didn't get much from De...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  6. Is Dejan Kovacevic the new Keith Law?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, a question just occurred to me ... Where is the outrage? Almost exactly one year ago, National League Cy Young Award voters Will Carroll and Keith Law were roundly excoriated -- in print, on television, the InterWeb -- because they left Chris...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  7. Digging into Cy balloting

    Rob Neyer

    Let's dig into the Cy Young balloting, shall we? Two voters, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus and Keith Law of, did not include Chris Carpenter on their ballots. Carroll had Wainwright in the top spot, Tim Lincecum second and Arizona...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  8. Cards duking it out for Cy Young

    Rob Neyer

    Big League Stew on the unfolding drama of the National League's Cy Young race, feature Cardinal teammates Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter: So which pitcher has a better chance of taking home the hardware? Until Sunday's seven earned runs...

    Blog | September 14, 2009