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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. Links: Players we can't be rational about

    Rob Neyer

    It's Friday, it's hot and the trade rumors are flying fast and furious. But let's take a break and check on some links. Our friends at The Platoon Advantage have a fun list where they pick one player from each franchise that fans just can't judge...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  3. Time to make some revised predictions

    Rob Neyer

    I will not hide. In fact, I write this post knowing Phillies fans will gladly take the opportunity to throw cheesesteaks at me. Yes, I'm revisiting my preseason predictions. AL playoff teams Original prediction: Red Sox, White Sox, Rangers, ...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  4. 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
  5. A.L. C.Y. pits Wins against ERA

    Rob Neyer

    If Felix Hernandez wins the Cy Young Award today, those howls you'll hear from our nation's leafy suburbs will be coming mostly from a certain generation of baseball writers, many of whom fought like blazes to keep on-base percentage from entering th...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  6. The King of the American League

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Rosenberg on the Cy Young race that's probably already been won: And then there's the case of King Felix. He is, quite simply, the best pitcher in the AL, if not all of MLB right now. Except he's lacking one thing: wins. It's entirely possible...

    Blog | September 06, 2010
  7. Another young star gets locked up

    Rob Neyer

    Is Justin Verlander worth $80 million over five years? I'll leave that question to my intellectual betters, but this bit caught my eye: Detroit's decision to keep Verlander with a long-term deal backs up the franchise's claim that it is still co...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  8. Leyland rode Rodney too hard

    Rob Neyer

    48 Rodney When the tale of the 2009 Detroit Tigers is someday written, there will be plenty of room for Justin Verlander's 19 wins and 269 strikeouts, and for Miguel Cabrera's MVP-caliber season, and fo...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  9. First-guessing Jim Leyland

    Rob Neyer

    At this writing, the Tigers have been smashed by the White Sox and the Twins are thoroughly smashing the Royals. In the midst of all this, Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt Mensching skips ahead to Game 161: Why does everyone keep insulting the decision ...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  10. Tigers and Twins a mismatch ... on paper

    Rob Neyer

    You might look at the pitching matchup in tonight's oh-so-crucial game and think, "Hey, that looks pretty even to me!" After all, while Detroit's Justin Verlander is 17-9 with a solid 3.41 ERA, Minnesota rookie Brian Duensing is 5...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  11. Giving Scott Feldman his due

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, I did forget somebody yesterday, when discussing potential 20-game winners, and for that I apologize to anyone and his mother who might have been offended. As penance, I offer this: Scott Feldman has not only become the king of the road but als...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  12. 20-win candidates

    Rob Neyer

    For the Cardinals, there's not a great deal of drama left. The division title is a fait accompli, and so is Albert Pujols' MVP Award. Fortunately, we've still got those two Cy Young candidates, one of whom is going after his 18th win toda...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links come to you in the wake of yet another brilliant performance by Zack Greinke. You've probably seen most of the cool Greinke stats. After Tuesday night, here's a new one: Greinke became just the fifth pitcher in the last 15...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  16. Verlander keeps rolling

    Rob Neyer

    A few weeks ago, I linked to Dave Cameron's take on Justin Verlander, who at the time was sporting a nifty 7.88 ERA after three starts. Verlander, Cameron argued, was throwing plenty well enough, but had been victimized by lousy luck. ...

    Blog | May 14, 2009