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  1. Bruce Bochy: Hall of Fame manager?

    Rob Neyer

    In writing these Hall of Fame pieces this week, I often find myself going on random tangents. Mostly, I blame Jim Caple. Anyway, I was talking with Caple the other day and I think he brought up Gene Mauch, which in a roundabout way made me realize th...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  2. Manager interviews: Bud Black

    Rob Neyer

    DALLAS -- Some comments from Padres manager Bud Black: On Cameron Maybin's development in 2011: "Any time a player gets more reps, he's going to better. We think he's going to show improvement (in 2012). He plays a premium position and does a lo...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  3. Podcast: Tony! Punto! GM madness!

    Rob Neyer

    We've got one game down in the World Series, and who knows how many more to go? So it was that Keith Law and I gathered for Thursday's Baseball Today podcast to break down what we saw and project ahead. 1. Score Game 1 for Cardinals manager Tony L...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  4. Theo Epstein adds relief help at any cost

    Rob Neyer

    By "any cost," I mean that Theo Epstein's a general manager who's willing to add talent not only on the high end, but also by keeping an eye on who's available and might be able to break through with a change of scenery. The most recent example of Ep...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  5. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were collected from within the confines of a real-life time machine ... Just more Jonah being Jonah. Rany offers the (or a) final word on Gil Meche. And I still say Meche probably would have gotten hurt even if his manager hadn't ...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  6. Werth's deal just another Boras coup

    Rob Neyer

    It's not easy to come up with something that hasn't already been said about this deal, particularly considering that everyone's pretty much saying the same thing. Everyone except Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, anyway: Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, who...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  7. A new way to look at managers

    Rob Neyer

    This is kind of off the wall, but the Manager of the Year thing got me to thinking about another way to look at managers. We spend a fair amount of energy talking and writing about team payrolls. As we should. But payrolls are the responsibility o...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  8. Manager of the Year candidates are thick

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to choosing managers of the year, the voters tend to appreciate surprising playoff teams and (occasionally) teams that achieve decency rather than the expected woefulness. And if you can throw in some adversity -- which, as you know, is...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  9. Braves get better, Marlins don't

    Rob Neyer

    Ooo, look! A medium-sized blockbuster! The Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins for utilityman Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn on Tuesday in the first trade of the general managers' meetings. --sn...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  10. After 34 seasons, M's lose their Voice

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this was a real kick in the pants: In the decades since the Mariners inaugural 1977 season, the team had hundreds of players, 17 managers, multiple owners. But there was only one Dave Niehaus. The Mariners broadcaster since the beginnin...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  11. New York Mets bring coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    The New York Mets are assembling quite the brain trust, don't you think? Paul DePodesta is leaving his role as executive vice president of the San Diego Padres to join general manager Sandy Alderson's front office with the New York Mets as a sp...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  12. Is Barry Zito on the trading block?

    Rob Neyer

    Now that he's won a World Series, is Brian Sabean's next order of business to trade his highest-paid player? Barry Zito has fallen to fifth in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation, but General Manager Brian Sabean said he has no plans to ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  13. Rangers news goes from bad to worse

    Rob Neyer

    When it rains, it pours: Rangers manager Ron Washington said the club will make a move to replace Alexi Ogando on the World Series roster after the reliever left the game in the sixth inning with a strained left oblique muscle. "We'll make a mov...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  14. Finally, one goes according to form

    Rob Neyer

    Game 3 wasn't about the breaks (unless you count Mitch Moreland hitting a home run against a left-handed pitcher). Game 3 wasn't about the managers (though it would have been, if Buster Posey had been able to do something against Darren O'Day). ...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  15. Will Bruce Bochy turn to 'Smoky' Ishikawa?

    Rob Neyer

    At this point it doesn't even seem real important, but Bruce Bochy still hasn't laid out his DH plans for these next three (or two) games: The Giants will start Pablo Sandoval at designated hitter for Game 3 of the World Series today, but manager B...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  16. Does 'Jayson Werth problem' have solution?

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Cameron on the Jayson Werth Problem: Managers already were able to bring in situational lefties to attack the middle of the Phillies line-up in high leverage situations, as we saw in the NLCS. Removing Werth from the equation exacerbates the p...

    Blog | October 26, 2010