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  1. Links: Phillies IF, Clay Buchholz, Morneau

    Rob Neyer

    Links to check out from around the SweetSpot network (and a couple other places): The Royals apparently made a lot of money last season. Bill Baer examines the pros and cons of some potential trade targets if the Phillies decide to add infield ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  2. SweetSpot's AL players to see

    Rob Neyer

    As camps open in Arizona and Florida, we put it to the SweetSpot network: Which player from your team are you most excited to watch this season, and why? First up, the answers from the American League. Baltimore Orioles: Matt Wieters Why Wiet...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  3. 20-game winners alive and well

    Rob Neyer

    Fact: Nobody won 20 games in 2009. Fact: Two pitchers have already won 20 games in 2010, and at least two more (Ubaldo Jimenez and Adam Wainwright) are likely to. Question: Has the slide in 20-game winners been not only arrested, but reversed? ...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  4. Do the writers hate Colorado?

    Rob Neyer

    The latest from ye olde sack o' mail: I don't understand how a hitter in CO can be penalized for home/road splits and pitchers are not given an advantage. I understand they are not in the A.L. East but stats have to be taken with a grain of salt ba...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  5. One tough game for Rockies, Jimenez

    Rob Neyer

    Tough loss for the Rockies last night, but that's nothing new; the Rockies' 17-20 record in one-run games is the worst in the National League West (but pales next to the Cubs' 13-27 mark). What really hurt was losing 1-0 with their best pitcher pitc...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  6. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links can't decide if the All-Star break is too long, or not long enough ... David Price and Ubaldo Jimenez? Really? Could the managers have been more obvious? Jimenez leads the National League with 15 wins. Price (co-)leads the American...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  7. Dear Rob ...

    Rob Neyer

    From the "Dear Rob" files ... Re: Galarraga -- Has anyone brought up the Pine Tar game? It seems that set the precedent for the Commissioner's Office to be able to change a mistake by the umpires. They nullified the final inning and replayed the end...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  8. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links think Chipper Jones should stop worrying about the home runs and just love the walks ... Good piece on how Ubaldo Jimenez became an overnight sensation (hint: it didn't happen overnight). Mike Fast gets to the bottom of the shuuto...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  9. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are still thinking about their grandfathers, all of whom served overseas during World War II ... * Going back to the 1960s, Ubaldo Jimenez is one of only seven pitchers to allow two or fewer runs in at least his first 10 starts of th...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  10. Rockies' Jimenez among many farm gems

    Rob Neyer

    From Jeff Passan's take on the no-hitter: Jimenez loves his fastball, as he ought. For two years running, it's been the hardest pitch in baseball, and this year is no different: Over three starts, he is sitting at 96.5 mph, harder than he's ever th...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  11. Rockies finally find their ace

    Rob Neyer

    Do the Rockies finally have their ace? Dave Krieger thinks they do: For 17 years, the Rockies have been searching for the rarest, most valuable commodity in baseball. They once spent $121 million trying to buy one on the open market, a disaster that...

    Blog | August 24, 2009
  12. Throwing pitches, throwing darts ...

    Rob Neyer

    Tom Verducci on who should be worried this year about this year's Year After Effect: Mike Pelfrey was ready for me in the Mets spring training clubhouse, as if he knew I was coming. "Look at me," the Mets right-hander said one day la...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  13. Hardball at its best

    Rob Neyer

    From watching a high school no-hitter in progress to a Triple-A game, baseball is seemingly at every corner.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2004