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  1. Podcast: Futures Game recap, All-Star news

    Rob Neyer

    Happy Monday! Keith Law and I gathered in downtown Kansas City on Monday morning to tape the latest Baseball Today podcast, talking all things All-Star! 1. Offense was the story in Sunday's Futures Game, as the World team struggled to pitch, and q...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  2. Clearing the bases: A's, Twins scoring runs

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Stats that don't make sense. And the team that has scored the most runs in the majors in June is ... the Oakland A's, with 90. With Brandon Moss hitting six home runs in 36 at-bats, the A's have hit 19 home runs in 16 games. Seth Smith is...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  3. Are Game 2 starters closer than they look?

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Cameron on our Game 2 starters: In some ways, C.J. Wilson and Matt Cain are polar opposites. Wilson's a lefty, while Cain throws with his right hand. Cain throws a ton of fastballs, while Wilson has basically abandoned his this year. Wilson is...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  4. The meaning of Matt Cain

    Rob Neyer

    Gwen Knapp on the meaning of Matt Cain's big win Tuesday: Nobody looks as great on the mound and as mediocre on paper as the Giants' big right-hander. But Tuesday's win began dismantling the funhouse mirror that routinely distorts his accomplishmen...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  5. Making sense of Bochy's decision

    Rob Neyer

    When I wasn't paying attention, Bruce Bochy mixed up his pitching rotation, flip-flopping Jonathan Sanchez and Matt Cain, with Sanchez starting Game 2 and Cain Game 3. According to Andrew Baggarly, "There are plenty of reasons why this makes sense...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  6. Tale of the Tape: Cain vs. Richard

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before the game starts, the only thing that really matters is who's pitching; everything else is just details. Friday night's matchup -- oh, by the way I'm in San Francisco and I'll be writing as often as I can think of something ...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  7. Contract aside, Zito's not bad

    Rob Neyer

    Craig makes a good point about Barry Zito, who says he wants to be really good again: Barry Zito is not worth his contract and given that the guy will make $20M+ in 2013, he never will be. And with Tim Lincecum -- and Matt Cain! -- around he will ...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  8. Wainwright making Cy case?

    Rob Neyer

    OK, class: Raise your hand if you tagged Adam Wainwright as a Cy Young candidate before this season. Wainwright No? Me, neither. Yet here he is. From Tuesday night's AP game story: Adam Wainwright b...

    Blog | August 26, 2009
  9. Monday's Mailbag

    Rob Neyer

    A few selections from the new (and improved!) mailbag ... Jason, in Atlanta: Rob, you said in your chat Tuesday that Kotsay's not a good everyday 1B (with which I agree). However, why would Lowrie being around help? Would his offense be that m...

    Blog | July 06, 2009