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  1. Phillies' bad bullpen usage, illustrated

    Rob Neyer

    As if Phillies fans didn't have reason enough to be exasperated with the way the first month-plus of action has gone for their club, over on Crashburn Alley, Bill Baer has come up with a visual presentation of how Jonathan Papelbon has basically gone...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  2. Should Phillies be worried about Halladay?

    Rob Neyer

    When you're Roy Halladay and you've gone 77-37 with a 2.59 ERA over the past four seasons, including one Cy Young Award and two second-place finishes, even a small blip in dominance sends sweat dripping down the foreheads of Phillies fans. Hallada...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Links: Players we can't be rational about

    Rob Neyer

    It's Friday, it's hot and the trade rumors are flying fast and furious. But let's take a break and check on some links. Our friends at The Platoon Advantage have a fun list where they pick one player from each franchise that fans just can't judge...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Will Royals' many phenoms bring me back?

    Rob Neyer

    This is a good time to be a Royals fan. Well, a patient Royals fan, anyway. The Royals might lose 100 games this year. Might lose 105. Fans who don't believe in crystal balls might not suffer 100 losses gladly. Me, though? I'm patient. I just d...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  8. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were marinated in the sweet pungent waters of Cable Springs, Nevada ... Nick Diunte gets on the phone and talks to (the recently departed) Phil Cavaretta's students. I hope the fans in Milwaukee have at least some taste for a Cy Y...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  9. One fan's legends ...

    Rob Neyer

    This missive from the mailbag caught my eye: I was about 12 or 13 in a baseball card shop in Norcross, Georgia, back in the '80s (when there were baseball card shops) perusing their display cases and buying myself a few packs of Topps cards, and no...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  10. Gonzalez is good, but he's no Beltre

    Rob Neyer

    FanGraphs' Dave Cameron: "I like the Adrian Gonzalez deal for Boston, but I wonder how many Red Sox fans realize 2011 Gonzalez will be a downgrade from 2010 Beltre?" At the risk of being terribly presumptuous, I'm going to guess that Cameron's not...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  11. Rivera does age, but ages well

    Rob Neyer

    Mariano Rivera has apparently re-upped with the Yankees for two more seasons, undoubtedly leaving Yankees fans wondering why some are so easy and so so difficult. According to the Daily News, the deal came together quickly: Thursday night, R...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  12. Jeter's case springs from the heart

    Rob Neyer

    Another from the mailbag about The Most Important Negotiations Ever: Rob, as a lifelong Yankees fan and Derek Jeter admirer, I have a question for you. As a purely baseball matter, its fairly obvious that a 3 year, $45MM contract offer is pretty...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Should Jeter want to be modern Babe?

    Rob Neyer

    Yankees fans who argue that Derek Jeter should get whatever he (and his agent) want haven't yet come to grips with the paradox they've created. More on that in a moment. First, Jeter's agent: "There's a reason the Yankees themselves have stated ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  15. Why D'backs are shopping Justin Upton

    Rob Neyer

    Tim Marchman was wondering why the Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Justin Upton, and he's come up with a fairly compelling reason: Here is a filthy secret about young stars: They don't generally improve. Baseball fans have it in their mind...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  16. What does Giants' title mean for A's?

    Rob Neyer

    How, if at all, does the Giants' championship affect the Athletics' proposed move to San Jose? From the Mercury News: The Giants have insisted South Bay fans and corporate sponsors are crucial to their bottom line. Many San Jose boosters say th...

    Blog | November 05, 2010