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  1. Podcast: Dice-K, injuries, Lincecum

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Keith Law discuss some injury situations, some bad pitching and some good matchups to watch on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast. Daisuke Matsuzaka was awful Monday night. What are Boston's options? Is it time to rethink how goo...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  2. Will 601 saves be enough for Hall of Fame?

    Rob Neyer

    May 18, 2010. That was the day on which Trevor Hoffman stopped being a closer, and started being something else. On the 18th of May, Hoffman turned a 4-1 lead over the Reds into a 5-4 loss. It was his fourth blown save of the young season, his ERA...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  3. Tale of the Tape: Sandman vs. Hell's Bells

    Rob Neyer

    In response to my post about Trevor Hoffman -- I argued that he should stop at 600 saves -- The Captain's Blogger dispatched this missive: Interesting monk-like advice for Hoffman. I wonder how important it is for him to stay ahead of Mariano, thou...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  4. My advice to Trevor Hoffman

    Rob Neyer

    If I hope that Trevor Hoffman never saves another game, does that make me a bad person? I like round numbers. They're easier to remember. I'll never remember exactly how many games Greg Maddux or Randy Johnson won. But I'll never forget that L...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  5. Brewers in good hands with Attanasio

    Rob Neyer

    A few snippets from Jon Paul Morosi's interview with Brewers owner Mark Attanasio: "The thing you have to remember is that we've had three million fans coming to this place two years in a row," said Attanasio, in his sixth season with the team. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  6. Respecting John Axford

    Rob Neyer

    From Tyler Kepner's piece about what might be the last days of Trevor Hoffman: Hoffman, 42, converted just five of his first 10 save opportunities this season, and batters are hitting .339 off him. He is 1-3 with a 12.21 earned run average; the ...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  7. All-time saves leader blows another save

    Rob Neyer

    With Trevor Hoffman (cough) struggling as Milwaukee's closer, Scott Pianowski wonders who might be in line to replace Hoffman ... Sounds like Hoffman will get a chance to right the ship, but it's important for us to look around the Milwaukee bullpe...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  8. Too early to worry about Hoffman?

    Rob Neyer

    Tom Haudricourt asks every Brewers fan (and not a few fantasy owners) the Question of the Day: Are you worried about Trevor Hoffman? After blowing his second save opportunity in three games Sunday night against St. Louis by allowing ninth-inning...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  9. Hall adds one ... but not the one we thought

    Rob Neyer

    After all these years, I shouldn't be surprised anymore by Hall of Fame voters. Today I was. I didn't know how many players would be elected. I figured at least one, but probably two and possibly three. Well, it was one. And not the one I wo...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  10. Hoffman will add to record in 2010

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, Trevor Hoffman will pitch for the Brewers again in 2010 (and maybe in 2011, too!). No, he probably won't be worth quite the $8 million he'll earn. But as Dave Allen points out, Hoffman can still pitch: Ho...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  11. Yankees' Rivera still rolling

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by's Claire Smith NEW YORK -- What most closers have trouble sustaining for five or six years, the Yankees' Mariano Rivera has mastered for a decade and a half. For that length of time, he has not only excelled at keeping hims...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  12. Hoffman deserves Hall consideration

    Rob Neyer

    There was plenty of debate about Trevor Hoffman, Jon Lieber and David Eckstein in Rob Neyer's mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2005