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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. Clearing the bases: Let Matt Kemp hit

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Donnie Buntball. The situation: The Giants lead the Dodgers 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, no outs, runners at first and second, Mark Ellis up, Matt Kemp on deck. What do you do? Don Mattingly had Ellis bunt. The Giants of course put Ke...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  3. Links: Storylines to watch, Angels bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Recommended reading for Tuesday ... One of my favorite pieces of the season: Colleague Jim Caple reveals all the early spring training storylines. The Astros will be wearing their old Colt .45s throwback jerseys this year. However, as Paul Luka...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  4. Video: Matt Kemp's workout regimen

    Rob Neyer

    Next time you think baseball players are fat and lazy and just drink beer and eat fried chicken, take a look at this video....

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  5. Links: The problem with Jason Heyward

    Rob Neyer

    Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ... There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to simila...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  6. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  7. Podcast: Discussing Dodgers, Mauer, OBP

    Rob Neyer

    Here are the top five reasons why Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast with myself and Keith Law was so compelling you'd be wise to download and listen ... or something like that: 1. Personally, I think some of this Los Angeles Dodgers mess -- on the...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  8. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  9. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. Links: Attendance, debt, Eck's app

    Rob Neyer

    Do you like the idea of expanding the baseball playoffs? Is a one-game winner-take-all playoff your cup of tea? Vote here and see what other fans think. In other stuff ... Links for Friday morning CNBC's Darren Rovell had a good piece a cou...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  11. $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
  12. The Dodgers' exciting left-field platoon!

    Rob Neyer

    Well, at least Don Mattingly's now got a viable option in left field, the Dodgers having signed Marcus Thames. Steve Dilbeck: Yet this black hole in left was the Dodgers' own doing. They got themselves into this quagmire, so it is only because prev...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  13. Dodgers not spending for bats

    Rob Neyer

    Craig pointed out this bit of exciting Southland news from Robothal: The Dodgers are in discussions with free agent Bill Hall, who would be their primary left fielder. Hall, who hit 18 home runs in 344 at-bats for the Red Sox last season, likely wo...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  14. Dodgers' future still murky

    Rob Neyer

    Given the facts as we've known them, the judge's ruling for Jamie McCourt shouldn't be any real surprise. What does this mean for the Dodgers? Let's turn to Dodger Thoughts: How will this affect the Dodgers on the field? That's unpredictable. Chaos...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  15. Is Dodgers' attendance immune to losing?

    Rob Neyer

    The Dodgers are raising some ticket prices and dropping some, but apparently the average ticket price won't change much. Craig Calcaterra: But it certainly would be hard to swallow a price increase given the state of the team right now. At least...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  16. Dodgers take path of least resistance with Mattingly

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like the Dodgers have a new manager: Joe Torre will announce later Friday that he is stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the season, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed this morning on the condition of a...

    Blog | September 17, 2010