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  1. Jim Rice tells it like it was(n't)

    Rob Neyer

    Yikes: Jim Rice's advice to Little Leaguers: Don't use today's major-leaguers as role models. Speaking to players before the start of the Little League World Series, the new baseball Hall of Famer said today's major-leaguers are to...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  2. At SABR, who knows what you'll run into?

    Rob Neyer

    Only at a SABR convention can you meet Bill James and get the lowdown on Dontrelle Willis' Little League years.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2003
  3. Royals add two more on-base machines

    Rob Neyer

    In the space of 24 lovely hours, the Royals have signed both Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera. This year, the American League's on-base percentage was .327. That figure is actually a little misleading, because it includes pitchers hitting in inter...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  4. Orioles stuck with unbalanced schedule

    Rob Neyer

    You're not really supposed to whine in baseball. But you have to feel for the bottom three teams in the American League East just a little, don't you? Because as Peter Schmuck notes, that division just isn't fair: It's not a new issue, but it will ...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  5. No surprises in AL East

    Rob Neyer

    Finishing up with the projected American League standings: Yankees - 102 Red Sox - 94 Rays - 89 Orioles - 70 Blue Jays - 67 Six years ago, the Blue Jays went 67-94. They went straight from there to a nice little run -- 80 wins, 87, 83, and ...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  6. No changes in umpiring ... or anything else

    Rob Neyer

    Before launching into a long and loving ode to the myriad of blown calls in this year's Division Series, Kevin Hench takes a moment for a little trip to the woodshed with the Commish ... So let's be clear. Major League Baseball Commissioner ...

    Blog | October 13, 2009
  7. Chris Coghlan's big second half

    Rob Neyer

    A little-noticed nugget, courtesy of Elias: Chris Coghlan capped his torrid second half with three hits on Sunday and he finished the season with 113 hits after the All-Star break. That's a National League record for most post-break hits in one ...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  8. Can Happ bring happy ninths?

    Rob Neyer

    Via Todd Zolecki of, an interesting little wrinkle in the Phillies' oh-my-God-who's-going-to-pitch-in-the-ninth-inning-next-month conundrum: J.A. Happ has been so good this season that he could win National League Rookie of the Year....

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  9. Billy Butler wins a watch

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, the link says it's breaking news, so who am I to argue? Finally, a little bit of good news for the Royals. First baseman Billy Butler was picked Monday as the American League player of the week after batting .538 and posting six consecutive...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  10. El Duque's no sure thing

    Rob Neyer

    What are the odds of the Red Sox winning four out of five against the Yankees ... without their best pitcher?

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2004
  11. Thomas far better than advertised

    Rob Neyer

    In comparing the careers of Frank Thomas and Edgar Martinez, Thomas comes out the more productive player.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2003