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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. Would Ichiro be the Hit King?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has a post on Pete Rose, his 4,256 hits and unbreakable records. Which leads me to this set of facts: 1. Ichiro Suzuki has 2,488 hits with the Mariners. 2. Suzuki had 1,278 hits in Japan. That's 3,766 "major league" hits for S...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  3. Stat Shots: 2011 milestones to watch

    Rob Neyer

    ESPN Stats & Information provides a statistical breakdown of teams, players and MLB history....

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  4. If Ichiro had been born in California ...

    Rob Neyer

    This bit from Rick Reilly's story about Pete Rose reminded me of something ... And don't even get him started on Ichiro, who trails Rose by more than 2,000 hits. "Do you realize that Ichiro has had three or four seasons where about 27, 28 percen...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  5. Young Japanese pitcher a hot property

    Rob Neyer

    Are the Red Sox trying to corner the market on Japanese pitchers? Seems like maybe they are: The Boston Red Sox are among several major league teams lining up to woo Japanese high school pitcher Yusei Kikuchi.The 18-year-old lefthander, who throws ...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  6. Picking the Team of the Aughts

    Rob Neyer

    Among the tidbits in Tom Verducci's (slightly preliminary) decade wrap-up, the best is this: "Almost every category has long been decided, but there is a Batting Champion of the Decade race that is a real beauty: Suzuki and Pujols battling t...

    Blog | September 15, 2009
  7. Appreciating Ichiro's 'record'

    Rob Neyer

    Gee, I don't know ... I certainly heard plenty about Ichiro Suzuki's new "record." What about you? Is this the first you've heard of it? Geoff Baker on the collective yawn: To say Ichiro's pursuit of a record ninth consecut...

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  8. Podcast: Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer

    ESPN's Rob Neyer talks about the uniqueness of Ichiro Suzuki, Pedro Martinez's surprising performance on Sunday night and CC Sabathia's chances of winning the AL Cy Young Award....

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  9. Five reasons to love baseball

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Tom Tango 1. Size doesn't matter. Best represented by Ichiro Suzuki vs. CC Sabathia. According to, Ichiro Suzuki is 5 foot 11, 170 pounds, while CC is listed at 6 foot 7 and 290 pounds. In every other sport, at every level, t...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  10. Heading west may be best for Japanese players

    Rob Neyer

    If history is any indication, adjusting to the big leagues may be a bit more difficult for Daisuke Matsuzaka while playing on the east coast.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2006
  11. Absence of power hurts legacy

    Rob Neyer

    Ichiro Suzuki is a terrific hitter, but his lack of power prevents him from being regarded as an all-time great.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2005
  12. Ichiro not in Sisler's class

    Rob Neyer

    Ichiro is the single-season hits king, but he isn't nearly the same player George Sisler was.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2004
  13. Ichiro for MVP?

    Rob Neyer

    We pondered that question, among many others, while taking in the major-league action Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2004
  14. An ecomonic solution

    Rob Neyer

    Forget nationalities with the Rookie of the Year award. How about making salary the eligibility component?

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2003