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  1. $2 million not enough for Scotty Pods

    Rob Neyer

    A little lesson in humility from Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: After Scott Podsednik came to the Dodgers from Kansas City in late July, he hit an underwhelming .262/.313/.336 (79 OPS+) in 160 plate appearances with below-average defense and a net...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  2. Just another TINSTAAPP lesson

    Rob Neyer

    We've talked about TINSTAAPP -- TINZ-tap: "There is no such thing as a pitching prospect." -- before, but I find the principle endlessly fascinating, so I was glad to find that some enterprising young fellow has compiled 21 years' worth of Baseball A...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  3. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links aren't really trying to sell books or anything, even though we're entering a highly popular gift-giving season ... When MGL gives a little sabermetrics lesson, it's worth learning even if a little hair gets mussed up along the way. ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  4. Heyward's absence opens up R.o.Y. field

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Heyward's fate should serve as a lesson in humility for all of us. Or most of us, anyway. Because most of us would have bet good money in April that Heyward would become the National League's Rookie of the Year. But today, with the news that...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  5. The lesson(s) of Carlos Silva

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Calcaterra on the National League's perfect pitcher: No one saw it, but the Cubs beat the Pirates 6-1 at PNC Park this afternoon. Carlos Silva gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one. He's 8 and freakin' 0, the first Cubs starter to...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  6. Another team learns another hard lesson

    Rob Neyer

    If you're a Brewers fan, today's a happy day: The Milwaukee Brewers have released struggling pitcher Jeff Suppan during the final year of the richest contract in team history.But his numbers steadily declined in Milwaukee and he went 29-36 with a 5...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  7. Nomar's career a lesson for all

    Rob Neyer

    Nomar Garciaparra's career is an excellent object lesson in the non-inevitability of immortality. In his first season with the Red Sox, Garciaparra was named Rookie of the Year (unanimously) after leading the American League in hits and triples. ...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  8. Tough lesson learned, Hicks exits

    Rob Neyer

    The sale's not quite complete, but one way or another Tom Hicks will soon relinquish control of the Rangers. Jennifer Floyd Engel got Hicks on the phone: So I had to ask. He had hinted before in private that signing Alex Rodriguez to that 10-year, ...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Bloomquist the perfect Royal

    Rob Neyer

    Maybe I shouldn't keep picking on the Royals, but sometimes these posts just write themselves. Plus, for all you budding baseball executives out there, the Royals are a great lesson in what not do if you're running an organization. To wit: B...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  11. Jenks, Greinke pitching with purpose

    Rob Neyer

    Bobby Jenks could probably use a lesson from Crash Davis about talking to the writers after the game ... Asked if the ninth-inning pitch that came with two outs "got away from him," Jenks said emphatically that he threw the pitch with a pu...

    Blog | May 11, 2009
  12. All things considered, M's have had a good season

    Rob Neyer

    After winning 116 games last season, the Mariners will fail to make the postseason this year. But in all honesty, they've had a good year.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2002