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  1. Do Pirates overreact to players' frustrations?

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball Management 101, via Dejan Kovacevic: So, Garrett Jones thinks he can be more than a platoon player? You can read about that it in the Notebook below, but I will add here that all concerned, the Pirates and Jones, would do well not to aff...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  2. Bucs have help on the way, but enough?

    Rob Neyer

    Rumors suggest that the Pirates are about to summon top prospect Pedro Alvarez to the majors; Ron Cook suggests that perhaps only Alvarez can save Neal Huntington's job: If I'm Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, I'm promoting hotshot prospect...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  3. The meaning of Nick Johnson

    Rob Neyer

    The Giants didn't get Nick Johnson, and the Oakland Tribune's Gary Peterson knows why: Finally, we know this: The Giants are now reconsidering their options where prospective first basemen are concerned. From here they appear to be a) Adam LaRoche,...

    Blog | December 21, 2009
  4. Duke dazzles, Russell puzzles

    Rob Neyer

    In case you missed it: Monday afternoon, John Russell made perhaps the most bizarre pitching change of the season, yanking Zach Duke -- who'd thrown 103 pitches -- with a 10-run lead and two outs in the ninth inning. So what was Russell thinkin...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  5. Epstein on LaRoche, etc.

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of nuggets from Theo Epstein's press conference Wednesday, via Boston.com: * The Red Sox had "been in a market for a player who can do some damage against righthanded pitching and can help our team's depth in the corner in...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  6. Red Sox trade for 1B LaRoche?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is weird: Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Red Sox have traded for first baseman Adam LaRoche of the Pittsburgh Pirates. LaRoche is a power-hitting first baseman who has averaged 24.5 homers over the pa...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  7. Reaching into the mailbag

    Rob Neyer

    Trying to make a dent in the old mailbag today ... Rob, Love your blog, but don't you think it's time for an apology to Livian Hernandez? He's 5-1 with a 3.88 ERA. In his last 4 starts he's given up 4 earned runs in 28 2/3 innings in...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  8. Benching Andy LaRoche

    Rob Neyer

    Via the Bucco Blog, a bit of unhappy news (at least to those of us who believe in minor-league stats): Andy LaRoche, riding an 0-for-14 stretch at the plate, is out of the starting lineup again today. Ramon Vazquez will start at third base for the ...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  9. Let's try this LaRoche thing again

    Rob Neyer

    Does anyone remember how many times last spring and summer I wrote that the Dodgers should have given Andy LaRoche the everyday job at third base? I don't, either. But it was a lot. And if they'd taken my advice, they wouldn't have finished in first ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2009