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  1. O those eyes, Mize

    Rob Neyer

    Just the other day, responding to Pete Abraham's Hall of Fame ballot that omitted Jeff Bagwell, I argued (without any specific evidence) that Bagwell was the greatest first baseman between Jimmie Foxx and Albert Pujols. This elicited a short missive ...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  2. Hard choices about living players

    Rob Neyer

    Inspired by Stan Musial's 90th, Derrick Goold sets out to make a list of the 10 greatest living players ... Start with the sainted trinity of Musial, Mays and Aaron and then . . . where? Longevity like Nolan Ryan's has to be considered, but so too ...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  3. Saying goodbye to Negro Leagues great

    Rob Neyer

    I just heard the bad news: Artie Wilson died yesterday. Who was Artie Wilson? Probably one of the greatest baseball players you've never heard of. Wilson, a star on the Portland Beavers who is still regarded as the last player to hit .400 for a ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  4. Yanks' fans not helping hunt for Cliff Lee

    Rob Neyer

    From Bob Nightengale, here's a wonderful corrective for everyone who thinks Cliff Lee is merely on temporary loan to the Rangers from the Yankees: "That's the greatest thing, being so close to home," says Kristen, who says she is superstitious and ...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  5. Rangers' Lee claims spot among greats

    Rob Neyer

    It's premature to suggest that Cliff Lee is having the greatest postseason in the history of postseasons; in 1905, Christy Mathewson started three World Series games and pitched three shutouts. Randy Johnson carried the Diamondbacks in 2001. Et ceter...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  6. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links contain some pretty nifty hidden messages, if you read all of them backward ... On the eve of one of the greatest pitching matchups ever, Crashburn Alley asks Bay City Ball and Bay City Ball asks Crashburn Alley about the NLCS. In...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  7. MLB Playoffs: Top 10 postseason pitching performances of all time...

    Rob Neyer

    Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum turned in two of the top 10 greatest postseason performances of all time. But No. 1 might surprise you.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2010
  8. Two of Omar Minaya's greatest hits

    Rob Neyer

    Should be an interesting off-season in Queens. FanHouse's Ed Price: There has been little doubt for a while the Mets will not bring back Jerry Manuel as manager, and a source confirmed reports that general manager Omar Minaya is likely out as well...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are still recovering from the twin perils of late nights and intellectual over-stimulation at the SABR40 ... Is one of Cuba's greatest umpires good enough to work in America? You bet! Well, sort of. Two or three years ago, this mi...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't have a single thing to say about The Most Lopsided Trade in Major League history (but as these things go, one of later today's blog posts just might) ... Amazin' Avenue's Sam Page on The Greatest Trade Rumor in Baseball Histor...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  12. Ranking Draft Picks, 1-30

    Rob Neyer

    With the draft right around the corner, here's a look at the greatest all-time picks for each of the first 30 slots.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  13. The Greatest Players in the Baseball

    Rob Neyer

    In the throes of Hall of Fame season, Joe Posnanski set about figuring who were the best players in baseball over the last four decades. Reasonably enough, he identified the players who led the major league in Win Shares over five-year periods. Snaps...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  14. Rob Neyer: Selecting the top 100 players of the decade

    Rob Neyer

    Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez were the clear-cut first two choices for the top 100 players of the decade; after that, the list got a little more difficult.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  15. Kneejerk Reactions: Game 6

    Rob Neyer

    Hero: Hideki Matsui drove in six runs to essentially beat the Phillies all by his lonesome. It might not be the greatest World Series game by a Yankee, but it might wind up being the best game ever by a Yankee in his last game as a Yankee. ...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  16. Chase Utley: Great ... or Greatest?

    Rob Neyer

    There's nothing like a couple of great weeks in October (and November) to ramp up the hyperbole. Case in point: Utley Given that the New York Yankees are soaking up all th...

    Blog | November 04, 2009