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  1. Clearing the bases: Underrated Vogelsong

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Vogelsong victorious. Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong had another quality start in a 7-1 victory over the Padres -- seven innings, four hits, one run -- improving to 8-4 with a 2.26 ERA. Vogelsong now has 17 quality starts in 18 starts...

    Blog | July 24, 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. Podcast: Hall of Fame talk, hot prospects

    Rob Neyer

    I had an excellent time talking baseball with Keith Law on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. (What, you wanted us to break down LeBron James and Kevin Durant?) The show may have run a little long, but trust me, it's worth the listen! 1. With Troy...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. Clearing the bases: The Axford falls

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Now that's a bad week. Closer John Axford was an important cog in Milwaukee's trek to the NLCS a year ago. After blowing two save chances in early April, he converted his final 43 opportunities. It's been a different story in 2012. On Tue...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  5. Clearing the bases: A's, Twins scoring runs

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Stats that don't make sense. And the team that has scored the most runs in the majors in June is ... the Oakland A's, with 90. With Brandon Moss hitting six home runs in 36 at-bats, the A's have hit 19 home runs in 16 games. Seth Smith is...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  6. Clearing the bases: Bard's start promising

    Rob Neyer

    News and notes from around the majors ... First base: Injury news. The injury bug hits the Mets again as we learned David Wright suffered a fractured pinkie finger on Monday. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets will determine Friday ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Links: The problem with Jason Heyward

    Rob Neyer

    Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ... There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to simila...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  10. Podcast: Five-year Hall, A-Gone, Yanks

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume hosted Friday's Baseball Today and among the fun discussions: 1. Did the Yankees really hit three grand slams in one game? That was awesome. But Phil Hughes wasn't. 2. Adrian Gonzalez has regained his power strok...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Sparky was one of the greats

    Rob Neyer

    Just last week -- and just before the passing of Artie Wilson -- I mentioned how lucky we are to still have Willie Mays and Bob Feller and Stan Musial and Yogi Berra among us. I should have mentioned Sparky Anderson, who today joined Artie Wilson in ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  16. You can't blame Dusty Baker for this one

    Rob Neyer

    One half of the Phillies' Game 1 victory -- or if you prefer, the Reds' Game 1 loss -- absolutely demands attention from card-carrying members of the American Second-Guessing Association of America (ASGAA). Cincinnati rookie Travis Wood debuted in...

    Blog | October 06, 2010