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  1. Bruce Bochy: Hall of Fame manager?

    Rob Neyer

    In writing these Hall of Fame pieces this week, I often find myself going on random tangents. Mostly, I blame Jim Caple. Anyway, I was talking with Caple the other day and I think he brought up Gene Mauch, which in a roundabout way made me realize th...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  2. Chat wrap: Umpires, Valverde and more

    Rob Neyer

    We talked playoffs before Tuesday's quadruple header Click here for the rewind, include lots of talk on umpires, Jose Valverde and whether or not the Yankees get more breaks....

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  3. Injuries ruined Austin Kearns' career

    Rob Neyer

    In my links post today, I referred to Austin Kearns as a player with "old player's skills" when he came up. A reader reminded me of the shoulder injury Kearns suffered early in 2003, his second season in the majors. KearnsIndeed, when he suffered ...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  4. Time to make some revised predictions

    Rob Neyer

    I will not hide. In fact, I write this post knowing Phillies fans will gladly take the opportunity to throw cheesesteaks at me. Yes, I'm revisiting my preseason predictions. AL playoff teams Original prediction: Red Sox, White Sox, Rangers, ...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  5. Podcast: Robin Ventura talks CWS

    Rob Neyer

    I'd argue that whenever SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield co-hosts the Baseball Today Podcast that's all the reason you need to listen, but Thursday's show was indeed a particularly special one, because ... 1. Former All-Star third basem...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  6. Chat wrap: Baseball's best closer?

    Rob Neyer

    As always, plenty to talk about in the wonderful world of baseball. Topics ranged from Adrian Gonzalez to Jair Jurrjens to Josh Tomlin to Jose Bautista to Brandon Belt to baseball's best closers. The question came up in relation to Atlanta rookie clo...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  7. Stroll through the stats: RBI guys

    Rob Neyer

    Because we're nothing if not innovative here at the SweetSpot blog, we're going to combine our Monday stroll through the stats with some links of the day. As I mentioned in today's weekly look ahead, Jose Bautista's OPS+ was entering Barry Bonds ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  8. Links: Attendance, debt, Eck's app

    Rob Neyer

    Do you like the idea of expanding the baseball playoffs? Is a one-game winner-take-all playoff your cup of tea? Vote here and see what other fans think. In other stuff ... Links for Friday morning CNBC's Darren Rovell had a good piece a cou...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  9. Podcast: Hamilton, jerseys, Hudson

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell hosts and David Schoenfield pinch-hits for Keith Law on Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast. Topics include: Josh Hamilton's injury and David Murphy stepping in. Are Dan Haren and Jered Weaver the best 1-2 punch right now? Adam ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Lidge's injury: More pen problems in Philly

    Rob Neyer

    Tim Kurkjian reports that Brad Lidge won't be ready for the season opener and included this scary-sounding quote from Lidge: "I've never had shoulder issues before." As good as the Phillies' rotation is, the bullpen is starting to look the opposit...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  12. Bobby Thomson played lead role in passion play

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of this unfortunate news, I began compiling a list of the 10 greatest, most memorable home runs in major league history. Fortunately, before getting too far along I discovered that David Schoenfield and Jeff Merron, not so long ago, came ...

    Blog | August 17, 2010