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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Astros' Bourn all kinds of wrong

    Rob Neyer

    Worst record in the National League? Houston. And now they're going to lose their only player with more than two steals: Houston Astros outfielder Michael Bourn has been suspended two games for making contact with umpire Alfonso Marquez during a...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  6. Feeling for the Unluckiest Man Alive

    Rob Neyer

    Upon the news that Mike Hampton is going to miss yet another season with yet another serious injury, Babes Love Baseball offers ... shall we say, a slightly different perspective: Hampton All Mike Hampton...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  7. NL wild card looks like a Padres-Giants affair

    Rob Neyer

    To predict which teams will make the playoffs, the first order of business is evaluating "third-order wins."

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2006
  8. Clemens thriving with the splitter

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer isn't sure if Roger Clemens is throwing his splitter more often, but this is certain: It's the key to his middle-aged success.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2006
  9. Keep an eye on Hafner

    Rob Neyer

    Plenty can be learned from a fantasy baseball symposium and some Arizona Fall League games.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2005
  10. Gold standard is not what it should be

    Rob Neyer

    This year's Gold Glove choices prove once again that the voters are either lazy or willfully ignorant.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2005
  11. Astros may need to rethink plan going forward

    Rob Neyer

    With several aging players on their roster, it might be smart for the Astros to start changing the look of their team in '06.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2005
  12. Sorry Astros, but it's over

    Rob Neyer

    Down 3-0 in the World Series, the Astros stand no chance of coming back to beat the White Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2005
  13. A rough month for the men in blue

    Rob Neyer

    Much like a few instances in the past, this year's postseason had its share of poorly umpired games.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2005
  14. Surprise performances are part of history

    Rob Neyer

    While stars rule the headlines, lesser-known players have always stepped up in the clutch to help teams capture glory.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2005
  15. It's anyone's series in NL

    Rob Neyer

    It's anyone's series in the NL, but Bartolo Colon's absence is still enough to give Chicago the AL edge.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2005
  16. Going with Yankees ... and a good game

    Rob Neyer

    Why go with the Yankees in Game 5? Well, because they're the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2005