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  1. Clearing the bases: Concerns about Gio

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Great win, bad start. The Nationals pulled out a wild 11-10 victory over the Brewers in 11 innings, scoring six runs off the Brewers bullpen duo of Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford (how terrible have those two been?). But cause for con...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Podcast: Aces, Oswalt, angry coach

    Rob Neyer

    It wasn't exactly a rainbows and unicorns day on the Wednesday edition of the Baseball Today podcast as Keith Law and discussed injured pitchers, an angry pitching coach and more. 1. Yep, stick a fork in the Angels and Phillies now that their aces...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. AL: What's important in September

    Rob Neyer

    Even if your team isn't in the pennant race, September is an important month. Here is what each American League team hopes to accomplish in the final month. Boston Red Sox: As the Red Sox enter the season's final stretch, Terry Francona's focus wi...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  9. 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
  10. AL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    As the second half kicks off, our SweetSpot Network weighs in with a quick look at the state of each team and what to expect in the second half. Boston Red Sox (55-35, +111 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Grading the AL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    New York Yankees (29-23) For all the dithering and complaining that's been going on in the Bronx, the Yankees have the second-best record in the American League, propelled by the best offense in baseball. Russell Martin (.253/.363/.479) has been ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  14. AL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was supposed to start the year in the minors but injuries to Baltimore's rotation forced his promotion. In five starts he is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA. He is a ground ball pitcher (57.3 GB percent) who has already induced fi...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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