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  1. Podcast: Robin Ventura talks CWS

    Rob Neyer

    I'd argue that whenever SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield co-hosts the Baseball Today Podcast that's all the reason you need to listen, but Thursday's show was indeed a particularly special one, because ... 1. Former All-Star third basem...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  2. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  3. What we (still) know about aging

    Rob Neyer

    Today Mitchel Lichtman concludes his study on aging patterns. For those of you too "busy" to read the whole thing: When all is said and done ... we pretty much find that which we already knew -- players peak at around age 27-28, decline graduall...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  4. Is Lester Boston's new ace?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, it's never too early to second-guess the Red Sox, right? We really don't have a choice, when it seems that the Sox might be on the verge of anointing a new ace. Take it away, Sean McAdam ... But when the Red Sox open the playoffs in les...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  5. If not Greinke for Cy, then who?

    Rob Neyer

    Since we looked at the National League Cy Young candidates already, it's only fair to give equal time to the American Leaguers (especially as I too often ignore the poor, underreported Junior Loop). Greinke...

    Blog | August 26, 2009
  6. Better to be good than lucky at shortstop

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Rich Lederer Red Sox Nation has a lot to be proud of as Boston heads to New York for a four-game series between the two winningest teams in the majors this decade. First and foremost, the Red Sox are the only organization that has won two W...

    Blog | August 05, 2009
  7. Greinke's Cy Young competition

    Rob Neyer

    From a few days ago, George Bretherton on the AL's best pitchers: Who says it's a two-horse race for this season's American League Cy Young Award? Kansas City's Zack Greinke (8 wins, 1.72 E.R.A.) and Toronto's Roy Hallad...

    Blog | June 18, 2009
  8. Beckett, Lester just fine, thanks

    Rob Neyer

    Please, just a few moments of your time to discuss the power of fielding-independent pitching stats ... Beckett Lester Three weeks ago, reputed Red Sox &qu...

    Blog | June 07, 2009
  9. Francona wonders who wrote 'book'

    Rob Neyer

    When is a controversy not a controversy? How about Wednesday night when Gerald Laird tried to break up a no-hitter by laying down a bunt in the sixth inning? Laird's bunt went foul, Beckett finally gave up a hit in the seventh and then he plunked...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  10. Watching Twins and Sox

    Rob Neyer

    A few scribblings while watching a pitchers' duel in Minneapolis ... * Josh Beckett entered Thursday's game with a 5.01 ERA, but there's really been nothing wrong with him that a little luck won't cure, as he's struck out 51 ...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled in Hoquiam, Washington, one-time home of the famous Grays Harbor Loggers ... * Brian McCann's on the DL, and he's not the only one. As a friend points out, this has been a rough spring for superstar catc...

    Blog | April 27, 2009
  12. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are delivered in the spirit of friendship and karate ... * Home Run Derby reviews the 21st century's World Series rings. And if you're still curious about the difference between the Yankees and the Red Sox, look no fa...

    Blog | April 09, 2009
  13. Pitchers an unpredictable lot

    Rob Neyer

    Judging how pitchers will perform is a difficult task. For evidence, look no further than Josh Beckett.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2004