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  1. At third base, Jones ranks among the best

    Rob Neyer

    While Chipper Jones has already done enough in his career to be a Hall of Famer, he still has time for more elite consideration.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2008
  2. History shows very few pitchers could really hit

    Rob Neyer

    In reality, very few pitchers in history could really be considered good hitters. The numbers prove it.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2008
  3. Cueto's debut ranks among best

    Rob Neyer

    Johnny Cueto's brilliant major league debut ranks among the best in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2008
  4. Biggio belongs with the game's best second basemen

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Biggio is not only one of the 10 greatest second basemen in major league history, but one of the five or six greatest.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2007
  5. Rays should play Upton in the outfield

    Rob Neyer

    The Devil Rays should give up on the notion that B.J. Upton will become a serviceable major league infielder and give him a spot in the outfield.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2007
  6. There could be room for everybody

    Rob Neyer

    It's unlikely the Japanese leagues will crumble the way the Negro leagues did after Jackie Robinson left for the majors.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2007
  7. Keep an eye on the Brewers

    Rob Neyer

    With Prince Fielder at first, Rickie Weeks at second, J.J. Hardy at short and Ryan Braun at third, the Brewers are loaded with young infield talent.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2007
  8. AL Central takes the cake ... for now

    Rob Neyer

    With two playoff teams from last year, the AL Central is the majors' hottest division. But will it continue its success in '07?

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2007
  9. Eckstein has already won two rings

    Rob Neyer

    Just a few years ago, a lot of important people thought David Eckstein wouldn't ever do anything at all.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2006
  10. NL Rookie: Uggla or Ramirez

    Rob Neyer

    The NL Rookie of the Year is a toss-up between a pair of Marlins, shortstop Hanley Ramirez and second baseman Dan Uggla, writes Rob Neyer.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2006
  11. Tough to top Ruth-Gehrig combo

    Rob Neyer

    Maris-Mantle, Ruth-Gehrig, Bonds-Kent. Rob Neyer examines some of the best-known and longest-running 3-4 combos in major-league history.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2006
  12. Elite closers keep the ball in the yard

    Rob Neyer

    There are a number of outstanding closers in the majors, but only two should be considered elite: Mariano Rivera and Joe Nathan.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2006
  13. Don't bank on stats being completely accurate

    Rob Neyer

    When looking at statistics -- especially those compiled in the distant past -- don't bank on complete accuracy.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2006
  14. Sweet-swinging Mauer could join the elite

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Mauer has a chance to join Johnny Bench and Ted Simmons and be among the top-hitting young catchers since the 19th century.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2006
  15. One man's folly is another's triumph

    Rob Neyer

    Some blunders made no sense before anybody had the benefit of hindsight. Take the Indians' trading Brian Giles to the Pirates for Ricardo Rincon in 1998.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2006
  16. Opportunity knocks around the majors

    Rob Neyer

    It's not easy to keep track of every rookie, but here are some interesting tidbits on a handful of new faces.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2006