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  1. Podcast: Five-year Hall, A-Gone, Yanks

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume hosted Friday's Baseball Today and among the fun discussions: 1. Did the Yankees really hit three grand slams in one game? That was awesome. But Phil Hughes wasn't. 2. Adrian Gonzalez has regained his power strok...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  2. Podcast: Thome, Delmon and ... cats

    Rob Neyer

    A very tired Keith Law held off on his nap to bestow the baseball knowledge for Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast -- I was there, too! -- and here are some of the topics we discussed! 1. Future Hall of Fame slugger Jim Thome breaks a milestone and ...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  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. Thome's back for more

    Rob Neyer

    Jim Thome's coming back in 2011, and with the possible of exception of the Yankees not getting Cliff Lee or Zack Greinke, this might be the best news of the winter. Because Thome's been one of the great hitters of this era, and when he's gone he'll ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  5. Free-agent pickings getting slim

    Rob Neyer

    Top 10 free agents still available: 1. Cliff Lee 2. Adrian Beltre 3. Orlando Hudson 4. Carl Pavano 5. Magglio Ordonez 6. Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin 7. Manny Ramirez 8. Jim Thome 9. Bill Hall 10. Hideki Matsui Once you get ...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  6. Wednesday Wangdoodles (special Wednesday edition)

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were listening to the Twins-White Sox game last night, and thinking the Twins really could have used a pinch-hitter for Jim Thome ... right before Thome walloped Matt Thornton's fastball over the fence. That's why today's links stick to...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  7. Twins' Morneau out indefinitely

    Rob Neyer

    Gleeman with some unhappy news for a team in the middle of a pennant race: Justin Morneau has missed 31 games since a knee to the helmet while breaking up a double play on July 7 left him with a concussion and manager Ron Gardenhire revealed tod...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  8. Rob Neyer: Is Jim Thome in the same class as Eddie Murray?

    Rob Neyer

    Eddie Murray was considered a Hall of Famer long before he retired. There is still some debate whether Jim Thome, when his playing days are done, is worthy of Cooperstown. Their numbers are quite similar, probably more than you might think.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  9. Twins have great winter, quietly

    Rob Neyer

    As usual, Cameron's dead right: When people talk about teams that have had good offseasons, the usual names that come up are the Seattle Mariners, the Boston Red Sox, and people that hate the New York Mets. For all of them, this has been a producti...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  10. If Thome plays, Kubel has to move

    Rob Neyer

    Jim Thome to the Twins? For reasons mentioned after the quote, I didn't see this coming: Thome, who played three-plus seasons with the White Sox before he was traded to the Dodgers on Aug. 31, was interested in returning to Chicago. General mana...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  11. Thome and the Coop

    Rob Neyer

    Jim Thome's now a Dodger. But is he also a future Hall of Famer? Let's turn to the experts at The Hall of Very Good: To this day, Google is still directing people (mostly those who look for information on "Jim Thome and steroids" o...

    Blog | September 02, 2009
  12. Dodgers add Thome ... why?

    Rob Neyer

    From Jon Weisman's Dodger Thoughts, Monday night: Ned Colletti said on Prime Ticket's Dodgers Live postgame show that he and Jim Thome spoke at about 8:30 p.m. tonight, right before his trade to the Dodgers was officially completed, and Thom...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  13. Manny back in Cleveland?

    Rob Neyer

    So, did you hear the one about the guy making $20 million this year who wants to return to his old team and play for (presumably) peanuts? No, I don't really believe it, either. But Manny Ramirez did tell Bob Nightengale that he'd like to pla...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  14. Thome smokes a Farnsworth heater

    Rob Neyer

    Last year, Kyle Farnsworth gave up 15 home runs in 60 innings. In his career, Farnsworth has allowed a .441 slugging percentage to left-handed hitters. Jim Thome is a left-handed hitter with 541 career home runs. Over the past three seasons, Chicago&...

    Blog | April 07, 2009
  15. Rob Neyer: Jim Thome smokes a Kyle Farnsworth heater

    Rob Neyer

    Last year, Kyle Farnsworth gave up 15 home runs in 60 innings. In his career, Farnsworth has allowed a .441 slugging percentage to left-handed hitters. Jim Thome is a left-handed hitter with 541 career home runs. Over the past three seasons, Chicag...

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2009
  16. Thome likely needs 600 homers to reach HOF

    Rob Neyer

    Jim Thome has reached the 500-homer mark, but that alone won't get him a bronze bust in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2007