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  1. Podcast: Futures Game recap, All-Star news

    Rob Neyer

    Happy Monday! Keith Law and I gathered in downtown Kansas City on Monday morning to tape the latest Baseball Today podcast, talking all things All-Star! 1. Offense was the story in Sunday's Futures Game, as the World team struggled to pitch, and q...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  2. Why D'backs are shopping Justin Upton

    Rob Neyer

    Tim Marchman was wondering why the Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Justin Upton, and he's come up with a fairly compelling reason: Here is a filthy secret about young stars: They don't generally improve. Baseball fans have it in their mind...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  3. Upton's deal is risky (but in a good way)

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of this news, Nick Piecoro checks a list of players to Justin Upton and is optimistic, but notes that even this contract isn't free of risk: He hasn't been an MVP candidate yet. Nor has he stayed healthy for a full season. He hasn't hit...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  4. Arizona's Upton learns tough lesson

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, here's an idea! Let's not embarrass ourselves by demonizing Justin Upton for failing to hustle on a 420-foot fly ball that should have been a double but wasn't. First, there's his reaction to being benched afterward: "I g...

    Blog | September 07, 2009
  5. Mark Reynolds hitting his stride?

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Reynolds is one of the Diamondbacks' few bright spots this season -- along with Dan Haren, Max Scherzer, and Justin Upton -- and RotoSavants' Troy Patterson is happy to remind us that he called it. How is Reynolds doing it? ...

    Blog | July 02, 2009
  6. Justin Upton not the only amazing D'back

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Cameron on a young superstar nobody's talking about ... yet: One of the stories of the first few weeks of the season was the struggles of Justin Upton. The 21-year-old began the season by going six for his first 36, striking out 12 times in...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  7. National League keys

    Rob Neyer

    Continuing my groundbreaking series of posts, I present the key players in the National League. Mets: Carlos Delgado. It's hard to win if you don't get much offense from your first baseman. In 2007 the Mets didn't get much from De...

    Blog | April 08, 2009