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  1. Podcast: All-Star preview, Hall of Fame talk

    Rob Neyer

    Just like Monday night, some booing was also heard on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast as Mark Simon and I talked baseball! 1. Prince Fielder won the Home Run derby, but the story was a pair of players that did not homer. Did Robinson Cano deserve...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  2. Stairs' homer makes manager look good

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Stairs' line-drive homer in the fourth inning -- it spent about 17 nanoseconds in the air before landing in the right-field stands -- must have felt especially good for both Stairs and his manager, Bud Black. Stairs, as you m...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  3. Joe Maddon's bullpen mix-up

    Rob Neyer

    Monday night in the sixth inning, Joe Maddon got the wrong pitcher. He wanted Randy Choate to face Curtis Granderson, and instead he got Grant Balfour. And of course Granderson hit a three-run homer. It's still not clear exactly how this happened, bu...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  4. O's first basemen still homer-free

    Rob Neyer

    Recently I visited a World War II museum, and a number of the displays were accompanied by (according to the placards) "factoids" ... Aren't factoids a bit too unserious for a museum dedicated to the battles and deaths of many tens of thousands of hu...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  5. Orioles' Reimold heading to minors

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like the Orioles are demoting Nolan Reimold, with Corey Patterson taking his roster spot. The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly: Reimold has batted just .205 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 29 games with the Orioles this season, but his struggles e...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  6. A (small) crime in San Francisco

    Rob Neyer

    Monday night in the bottom of the eighth inning, Bengie Molina hit a two-run homer, giving him four RBI in the game. In the top of the ninth, we heard (and saw) this on TV ... Mike Krukow: "Well, it happened tonight. We showed you early on, he was...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  7. No. 5 Starter Watch (II): Orioles

    Rob Neyer

    The Orioles have a No. 5 starter, as David Hernandez has outpitched Chris Tillman this month: Hernandez is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA, three walks and 20 strikeouts. Tillman is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA and has given up three homers and nine walks in 16 1/3 inn...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  8. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links will still be here tomorrow, if you're too "busy" today ... but then they'll be gone forever! * The Common Man applies a healthy dose of skepticism to the notion that Hank Greenberg was denied a shot at 61 homers because of his relig...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  9. Seattle needs Bradley (who blames Chicago)

    Rob Neyer

    Tyler Kepner on what the Mariners are hoping to get from Milton Bradley: If he leads the league in O.P.S., as he did for Texas in 2008, the Mariners could be very good. But injuries have shadowed him, and he hit .257 with 12 homers and 40 runs batte...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  10. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are mostly chocolate, with some of those little sprinkles on top ... Via Batter's Box, a lovely introduction to Alex Anthopolous. After reading this, I'm inspired to go to the nearest card shop and relive some fond memories. ...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  11. An era ends in Oakland

    Rob Neyer

    An era is over: Cust Jack Cust became a free agent Saturday when the Oakland Athletics failed to offer him a 2010 contract. Cust hit .240 with 25 homers and 70 RBIs last season but struck out 195 times, becoming the first player to lead in the AL...

    Blog | December 13, 2009
  12. What's next for Ian Kinsler?

    Rob Neyer

    Kinsler After running through Ian Kinsler's many accomplishments in 2009 -- career highs in homers and steals, good fielding stats, more playing time than ever, and the third 30/30 season by a second baseman in major league history -- Jonathan C. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  13. Red Sox trade for 1B LaRoche?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is weird: Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Red Sox have traded for first baseman Adam LaRoche of the Pittsburgh Pirates. LaRoche is a power-hitting first baseman who has averaged 24.5 homers over the pa...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  14. Granderson's power surge

    Rob Neyer

    As Dave Cameron notes, Curtis Granderson has now hit as many home runs (16) as Prince Fielder and Justin Morneau, and Granderson's now just seven homers off his career high. Is Granderson stronger this season? Maybe not. A lucky fluke? Maybe not ...

    Blog | June 18, 2009
  15. Fisking Papi's provenance

    Rob Neyer

    Writing for WEEI, Alex Speier on the latest crackpot theory regarding the struggles of a certain Red Sox slugger ... Even with his current six-game hitting streak, Ortiz is now hitting just .197 with two homers, a .288 OBP and .308 slugging percenta...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  16. Leyland angry, but off base

    Rob Neyer

    Ah, there's nothing like a good rhubarb. Especially when a cranky, old manager is involved: Miguel Cabrera's three-run homer had just given the Tigers an 8-7 lead before reliever Matt Guerrier struck out Ordonez, who lingered in the batter&#...

    Blog | May 14, 2009