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  1. Is Javier Vazquez' fastball gone for good?

    Rob Neyer

    From a recent edition of Hey Bill (subscriber-only): Bill, As a Marlin fan I like the new acquistion of Javier Vazquez. My question to you is Vazquez lost a few MPH last year off his pitches. Barring an unknown injury that caused the MPH drop off i...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  2. Revisiting Jack Morris's brilliant Game 7

    Rob Neyer

    With Cliff Lee's next gem just around the corner, here's some e-mail about a related subject: Rob, I just wanted to drop you a line regarding your recent Top Ten postseason pitching performances. Interesting, naturally, but I was quite surprised yo...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  3. Mike Leake's roller-coaster ERA

    Rob Neyer

    Mike Leake had a lousy Monday night ... but lovely Monday day. Fanhouse's Josh Alper: Mike Leake owes someone at Major League Baseball a freshly smoked ham. The Reds rookie saw his ERA drop from 3.86 to 3.43 on Monday afternoon. That's a bit odd...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  4. Blue Jays looking for a new third baseman

    Rob Neyer

    The Blue Jays, still on the fringes of playoff contention, have sent Edwin Encarnacion, their No. 1 third baseman, to their No. 1 farm team. The gory details: After going 0-for-4 against San Francisco, Encarnacion saw his season average drop to .20...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  5. Coming soon: the Caracas Blue Jays?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Cowley writes about baseball in Toronto, and some of my Canadian friends -- who still haven't recovered from losing one team -- have been moved to drop f-bombs on Twitter. What's got them so incensed? Baseball is failing in Muddy York, as it w...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  6. M's add reliever, drop fifth outfielder

    Rob Neyer

    Stinks to be Ryan Langerhans today. Geoff Baker: The six-man bullpen experiment by the Seattle Mariners didn't last long, as the club brought right-handed pitcher Jesus Colome up from Tacoma on Thursday and designated outfielder Ryan Langerhans for...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  7. Rays' payroll cut in 2011 perfectly healthy

    Rob Neyer

    Is it disheartening for people in the Rays organization to read, just as spring training begins, that the payroll will drop significantly in 2011? Rays owner Stuart Sternberg was a guest Monday night on the Rays weekly Hot Stove Show (WDAE 620 am)...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  8. Red Sox now set for 2010

    Rob Neyer

    Evan Brunell on the Red Sox reportedly signing Adrian Beltre to a contract that will pay him $9 million in 2010: Why would Beltre accept one year? Simple. Because of his time in a pitcher's park that is Seattle, he had seen his value drop precipito...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  9. Attendance down, but not Selig's spirits

    Rob Neyer

    Well, we've got essentially the full attendance picture, and commissioner Bud Selig isn't worried. Or so he tells Bob Nightengale: Major League Baseball is projected to suffer a 6.5% attendance drop, its biggest single-season loss since Harr...

    Blog | September 30, 2009
  10. The bad bounce baseball can't ignore

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith On April 20, the Associated Press reported that MLB's average attendance over the first two weeks of the season was 30,298 (183 games), a drop of 6.9 percent from last year's final figure of 32,539. Time w...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  11. M's bunting their way to first place?

    Rob Neyer

    Near the end of a curiously long post that's about other stuff, Posnanski drops this on us: Well, the Seattle Mariners have NINE sacrifice bunts in 14 games -- that would put them on pace for more than 100 sacrifices this season. For the record,...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  12. Beginning of the end for some

    Rob Neyer

    Here are five players likely to suffer significant drops in performance in 2005.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2005
  13. Brewers situation amounts to a mess

    Rob Neyer

    The Brewers' recent history reeks of poor baseball, financial disrepair, broken promises and gullible fans.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2003