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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. Rob Neyer: Seattle Mariners lose again: Ulcer disables Ichiro Suz...

    Rob Neyer

    The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker on the Ulcer Heard 'Round the Northwest: Ichiro has been placed on the 15-day DL after doctors found he had a bleeding ulcer. The M's say it's no longer bleeding, but obviously, playing baseball is not in his best int...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  11. Here's hoping Ichiro toes the rubber in the WBC

    Rob Neyer

    Here's an early candidate for coolest thing we might see in 2009, courtesy of NPB Tracker ... Ichiro Suzuki pitching during the World Baseball Classic: You might remember a post I did last year that had a link to Ichiro pitching in the 1996 NPB ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2009
  12. Clemente obvious choice for best outfield arm

    Rob Neyer

    Roberto Clemente has the numbers and reputation that place him at the top of the list of the best outfield throwing arms.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2007
  13. 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
  14. WBC will be a pleasant diversion

    Rob Neyer

    Now that Cuba's in, it's appropriate to get excited about the World Baseball Classic. But not too excited.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2006
  15. 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
  16. Pass the turkey and crackerjack

    Rob Neyer

    Reasons to appreciate being a fan of the national pastime? Ichiro, Maddux, Red Sox ... the list is long.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2004