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  1. Clearing the bases: Concerns about Gio

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Great win, bad start. The Nationals pulled out a wild 11-10 victory over the Brewers in 11 innings, scoring six runs off the Brewers bullpen duo of Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford (how terrible have those two been?). But cause for con...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  2. World Series-winning Tribe stole signs

    Rob Neyer

    More from Eddie Robinson's memoir, scheduled for publication in February, this passage concerns Robinson's Cleveland Indians down the stretch in 1948: One of our hitters thought it was time for desperate measures and suggested we try to get the vis...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  3. Can Lance Berkman really play left field?

    Rob Neyer

    A lot of people are wondering if the Cardinals are daft for thinking Lance Berkman can be their every-day left fielder. Bernie Miklasz doesn't go that far -- Miklasz generally tends toward temperance -- but he does have some legitimate concerns: * O...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  4. Can Twins take advantage of Yanks' weakness?

    Rob Neyer

    It's About the Money and Nick's Twins Blog have teamed up to preview the Yankees-Twins Division Series, and here's one bit of their latest installment: IIATMS: With Sabathia and Pettitte going in Games 1-2 and 4-5 (if needed), how much concern do y...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  5. Don't worry about James Shields' ERA

    Rob Neyer

    Should James Shields' 5.01 ERA be a concern for Joe Maddon? According to Evan Brunell, not at all: While Shields' ERA is unsightly, he's still one of the better pitchers on the team. His xFIP rests at 3.68, right in line with his previous numbers --...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  6. 40's just a round number

    Rob Neyer

    Among the many things the Yankees don't need to worry about? Their 40-year-old closer, and he doesn't seem to be worried, either: New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has no concerns about entering the final season of his contract at age 40. R...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  7. Are teams really losing money?

    Rob Neyer

    More from the Commish: Some teams lost money in 2009, baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday after the final owners meeting of the year. "There was no question about that," Selig said. "I don't think the concerns have been ameliorated a...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  8. Should Tigers worry about Verlander?

    Rob Neyer

    Detroit 4 Lyfe's Bob Biscigliano runs through the first-place Tigers' weaknesses and comes up with a strange thing to worry about ... My biggest concern with the Tigers isn't with all that other jazz -- although it does worry me. I think...

    Blog | June 29, 2009
  9. Uncle Lou's misplaced concern

    Rob Neyer

    Boy. Talk about worrying about the wrong problem. From Chris De Luca in the Chicago Times: Manager Lou Piniella didn't realize the Cubs had blown 11 saves in 26 chances entering Wednesday, putting their save percentage at 58 -- third-worst in th...

    Blog | June 25, 2009
  10. Podcast: Eckersley on Sabathia's debut

    Rob Neyer

    Dennis Eckersley said CC Sabathia's first game for the Yankees awful but not a huge cause for concern. Eckersley also discusses Mark Teixeira's reception in Baltimore....

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  11. Contreras, Mussina real concerns

    Rob Neyer

    The Yankees are in a collective slump, but the real worry for New York resides in its starting rotation.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2004
  12. Prior's been great ... so far

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Prior has been dominant for two seasons in the majors. But he's far from a lock for the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2004
  13. Twins simply not using their talent correctly

    Rob Neyer

    After advancing to the postseason last year, the Twins are struggling to find that winning consistency this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2003
  14. Getting a better read on balls and strikes

    Rob Neyer

    Questec, the system in place to aid umpires to call a uniform strike zone, is a process that should continue to improve the quality of games.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2003
  15. Assessing the Yanks' starters ... and Boston's bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Rob questions all the fuss concerning the Yankees' starting pitching and the Red Sox's relief pitching.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2003