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  1. Yankees follow script perfectly, typically

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is why people have been picking the Yankees, even with their one big shortcoming ... CC Sabathia won 21 games this season. His opponent Wednesday night, Francisco Liriano, won only 14 games. Sabathia's 3.18 ERA wasn't among the league's v...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  2. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are vacationing near San Francisco, and can't help hoping the Padres pull off a miracle this weekend so there's more baseball on Monday ... With October dawning, Nick Nelson is concerned about Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano, both...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  3. Twins' Liriano deserving ... but will lose

    Rob Neyer

    More on a popular subject from the mailbag: Rob, will someone in the BBWAA note that Francisco Liriano is having an excellent season, with better HR/9 and K/9 ratios than King Felix and practically the same BB/9? It's strange, but he is not in the ...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  4. Tommy John surgery offers no guarantee

    Rob Neyer

    From Larry Stone, a (highly selective) list of pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery: Chris Carpenter, A.J. Burnett, Ryan Dempster, Tim Hudson, Francisco Liriano, C.J. Wilson, and Carl Pavano ... plus relievers Joakim Soria, Rafael Soriano, ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  5. No. 5 Starter Watch: Twins

    Rob Neyer

    The loss of Joe Nathan, while damaging enough, seems to be having a strange ripple effect. Joe Christensen: Francisco Liriano had the kind of start Thursday that reminds the Twins why his best role might be in relief. Liriano needed 67 pitche...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  6. Twins lose Slowey for season

    Rob Neyer

    As Joe Christensen writes, the Twins' postseason chances have just taken a serious blow: Slowey The list of Twins needs heading into Friday's non-waiver trade deadline grew Monday, when they learned tha...

    Blog | July 28, 2009
  7. Waiting for Liriano's next step

    Rob Neyer

    One of the reasons the Twins were given a shot at winning this year was (and is, I suppose) Francisco Liriano. The Twins fell one game short of paydirt last season, while getting only two good months out of Liriano. What might they do, then, with six...

    Blog | May 15, 2009
  8. Throwing pitches, throwing darts ...

    Rob Neyer

    Tom Verducci on who should be worried this year about this year's Year After Effect: Mike Pelfrey was ready for me in the Mets spring training clubhouse, as if he knew I was coming. "Look at me," the Mets right-hander said one day la...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  9. Rob Neyer: Not the best way to start for Twins

    Rob Neyer

    What a lovely way to open the season: The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Joe Mauer, as well as pitchers Scott Baker and Boof Bonser, on the 15-day disabled list. Additionally, the club announced that Francisco Liriano will start Minnesota's h...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  10. NL has the edge in rookie starters

    Rob Neyer

    The American League has some outstanding rookie starters, but the National League has a deeper roster of talented rookie arms, writes Rob Neyer.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2006
  11. Francisco Liriano is a prodigy

    Rob Neyer

    Teams generally don't trust young pitchers, but much of the time they are better than the retreads that keep getting signed.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2006
  12. '65 rookie class of pitchers filled with HOFers

    Rob Neyer

    The Steve Carlton-led 1965 rookie class of pitchers stands out as the best since World War II.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2006