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  1. Clearing the bases: Underrated Vogelsong

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Vogelsong victorious. Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong had another quality start in a 7-1 victory over the Padres -- seven innings, four hits, one run -- improving to 8-4 with a 2.26 ERA. Vogelsong now has 17 quality starts in 18 starts...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  2. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  3. Clearing the bases: Lincecum's struggles

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Lincecum loses again. Jayson Stark gave his first-half Cy Yuck award to Tim Lincecum and deservedly so: After getting knocked out in the fourth inning on Sunday, the two-time Cy Young winner finished the first half at 3-10 with a 6.42 ERA...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  4. Clearing the bases: A's, Twins scoring runs

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Stats that don't make sense. And the team that has scored the most runs in the majors in June is ... the Oakland A's, with 90. With Brandon Moss hitting six home runs in 36 at-bats, the A's have hit 19 home runs in 16 games. Seth Smith is...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  5. Podcast: Aces, Oswalt, angry coach

    Rob Neyer

    It wasn't exactly a rainbows and unicorns day on the Wednesday edition of the Baseball Today podcast as Keith Law and discussed injured pitchers, an angry pitching coach and more. 1. Yep, stick a fork in the Angels and Phillies now that their aces...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  6. Clearing the bases: Let Matt Kemp hit

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Donnie Buntball. The situation: The Giants lead the Dodgers 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, no outs, runners at first and second, Mark Ellis up, Matt Kemp on deck. What do you do? Don Mattingly had Ellis bunt. The Giants of course put Ke...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  7. Links: Storylines to watch, Angels bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Recommended reading for Tuesday ... One of my favorite pieces of the season: Colleague Jim Caple reveals all the early spring training storylines. The Astros will be wearing their old Colt .45s throwback jerseys this year. However, as Paul Luka...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  8. Links: Best names in baseball history?

    Rob Neyer

    Diane over at the Value Over Replacement Grit blog needs your help: She's putting together a bracket of the 64 best names in major league history. Click here for details on submitting your suggestions to her. Great idea, Diane. Can't wait to see the ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  9. Links: The problem with Jason Heyward

    Rob Neyer

    Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ... There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to simila...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  10. 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
  11. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  12. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  13. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  14. Podcast: Bonds, Johnson, Braves

    Rob Neyer

    Well, Mr. Barry Bonds was in the news. Eric and Keith discuss that and things that happened on the field in Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. Bonds: How does this affect his Hall of Fame chances? Keith weighs on steroid outrage. Josh Johnson ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  15. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  16. Great to have Burrell back, but ...

    Rob Neyer

    The Giants have re-signed Pat Burrell, and early reports suggest it's a team-friendly deal. This speaks well of the Giants, who apparently have created a friendly environment. This speaks well of Burrell, who's apparently going to take a significa...

    Blog | December 02, 2010