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  1. New blog: Value Over Replacement Grit

    Rob Neyer

    First there was VORP. Now we have VORG -- Diane Firstman's Value Over Replacement Grit blog, the newest addition to the SweetSpot network. Diane's blog offers a fun, quirky look at the game we love, including this gem on trying to find the real-life ...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  2. MVP voters don't ignore greatness

    Rob Neyer

    I'll have more nominations for the Wing of the Amazing in future posts, but Jim Caple sent me a thoughtful response to Monday's introductory post, which began with a long critique of Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame voters who seem to love him ... ...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  3. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are just occupying the high ground until Wednesday's links arrive for the big push ... Stan Musial turned 90 yesterday, and Bernie Miklasz celebrates with 90 things to love about The Man. So this is what I was saying might happen ...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  4. What's on second, for Twins?

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like one of the Twins' championship ingredients has priced himself out of the organization: Hudson, who turns 33 in December, told me he would love to return to the Twins, but he's a pending free agent, and the writing is on the wall with the...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  5. Does Bill Hall have 'super utility' to Sox?

    Rob Neyer

    From the tail end of Theo Epstein's conference call today (which was mostly about exercising the one-year option in David Ortiz's contract): Yeah, we'd love to have Bill Hall back in the right circumstances. He really, I thought, blossomed this year...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  6. Series umpires' strike zones, heat-mapped

    Rob Neyer

    I love heat maps? From Jeff Zimmerman's report on the six World Series umpires, here is Game 1 plate ump John Hirschbeck's strike zone this season, left-handed hitters only: FanGraphsJohn Hirschbeck's strike zone heat map.Hirschbeck seems overly g...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  7. Almost everything went wrong for M's

    Rob Neyer

    My friend Bill writes: By the way, you've got to love the Mariners' story. The wussy way out is to say, "No one could have seen this coming!" 513 runs and a 79 OPS+. That's like a team of Bud Harrelsons.And better yet, there is really little hope in...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  8. Monday Mendozas (Crazy Edition!)

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links come to you via the "Garlic Capital of the World" ... As the Platoon Advantage notes, today the SweetSpot Network has a serious case of the Mondays. I love when people check stuff. They're so interesting, the things you learn! J...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  9. Another unlikely path to the Show

    Rob Neyer

    From the Sacramento Bee, 10 days ago: Bobby Cramer left baseball five years ago, a former girlfriend convincing him it was time to get on with his life. That relationship ended. But Cramer's love for the game didn't, even when he was substitute t...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  10. Parsing Pittsburgh's P's and L's

    Rob Neyer

    As a fan -- of politics, sports, whatever -- you have to love leaks. Especially juicy leaks like the one exposing two full years of the Pirates' finances. The one showing the Pirates netted nearly $30 million in 2007 and 2008. Granted, nobody said ev...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links might not hustle every time, but they're still going to dinner with Ozzie Guillen and they're not apologizing for nothing ... As if we needed another reason to love Ernie Banks. Rober Alan Dickey might be a knuckleball pitcher, bu...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  12. Poll says more about players than umps

    Rob Neyer

    My favorite bits from ESPN The Magazine's survey on Major League umpires: "The sad thing about the Galarraga game is, Jim Joyce is seriously one of the best umpires around," one player said. "He always calls it fair, so players love him. Everyon...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  13. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links think Chipper Jones should stop worrying about the home runs and just love the walks ... Good piece on how Ubaldo Jimenez became an overnight sensation (hint: it didn't happen overnight). Mike Fast gets to the bottom of the shuuto...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  14. Don't tase me, City of Bro. Love

    Rob Neyer

    I live in Oregon, and I work late and I get up late, and so I was late coming to the Taser party this morning. Throw in my Tuesday chat and trying to do some relatively quick blogging, and I've just now seen the video. Which made me want to write...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  15. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are sleepy. Today's links will see you in the morning. * You know I love my graphics, and it's hard to love them more than I love Kevin Dame's score trackers. I don't know if they add anything, but they sure are pretty to look at. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  16. Rockies' Jimenez among many farm gems

    Rob Neyer

    From Jeff Passan's take on the no-hitter: Jimenez loves his fastball, as he ought. For two years running, it's been the hardest pitch in baseball, and this year is no different: Over three starts, he is sitting at 96.5 mph, harder than he's ever th...

    Blog | April 19, 2010