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  1. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  2. Podcast: Longoria, powerful Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon react to opening weekend on Monday's Baseball Today podcast : What Evan Longoria's injury means to the Rays, who already lack power in the lineup. Matt Holliday doesn't land on the DL with his appendectomy. Brian ...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  3. Could Berkman and Holliday switch off?

    Rob Neyer

    Interesting notion from Fungoes: Now that Lance Berkman is in the fold as the Cardinals' putative third outfielder, among the several questions that the acquisition has prompted is this: "Will he play left field or right field?" As far as we se...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  4. A short history of $100M deals

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of Matt Holliday's new seven-year, $120 million contract, River Avenue Blues' Joe Pawlikowski takes a look at the history of nine-figure deals. Before going any further, I should mention that I'm prejudiced against contracts this large, b...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  5. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links require no special tools to assemble, other than a rudimentary knowledge of Latin and a Phillips-head screwdriver ... * Just in terms of years and dollars, there's nothing particularly wrong with Matt Holliday's new contract. But the...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  6. Yanks fine without superstar LF

    Rob Neyer

    Someone recently asked me -- and for the life of me, I can't remember who, or where -- if the Yankees can win with Brett Gardner in left field. You can imagine my answer, considering that they've already won quite a lot with Brett Gardner in center f...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  7. At what cost, Holliday?

    Rob Neyer

    It's not often that I'm nonplussed by the things that baseball teams do, or are said to be thinking about doing. I've seen a lot of strange things in my time. Still, Joe Strauss' story about the Cardinals' efforts to sign Matt Holliday does give me p...

    Blog | December 15, 2009
  8. Holliday isn't Teixeira

    Rob Neyer

    Scott Boras on positioning his No. 1 free agent in the marketplace: "I think that, first of all, whenever you enter into a negotiation you want to have a basis that is without opinion. And I think that if you can begin that negotiation with that...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  9. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled while I wrestled with an age-old question: Who really is the fastest "man" on earth? * The Yankees aren't interested in Matt Holliday? All you Yankee-haters must hope that's just a smoke screen, because he's exactly the...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  10. Is window closing for Rangers?

    Rob Neyer

    With the Rangers having graduated most of their top prospects to the majors this season -- top prospects who earned the farm system a No. 1 ranking from Baseball America last winter -- Tim Cowlishaw wonders if the money's available to complement all ...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  11. For Cards, plenty of blame to go around

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Matt Holliday lost a line drive in the lights, and eventually the Cardinals did suffer a crushing loss. Does he really deserve the goat horns, though? Hardly. Dave Cameron: But I'd suggest that Cardinal...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  12. Big new deals for Pujols and Holliday?

    Rob Neyer

    According to Jon Heyman, this could be a highly lucrative winter for a couple of Cardinals sluggers ... The St. Louis Cardinals managed to go an almost unprecedented 4-for-4 with their acquisitions this summer, helping them to run away from their ar...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  13. Losing faith in the A's

    Rob Neyer

    At some point in these last three seasons, as I've watched the Oakland Athletics lose game after game, as I've seen move after move backfire -- moves that I have generally supported, by the way -- I seem to have lost my faith. Today's d...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  14. Cabrera just another struggling A

    Rob Neyer

    Aaron Gleeman, on one of the many disappointing Athletics: Orlando Cabrera, after making two defensive mistakes yesterday: "I suck. I don't even know how to describe it. I suck. For real. I'm getting old, maybe. Maybe a day off is what ...

    Blog | June 19, 2009
  15. Redefining 'prospect'

    Rob Neyer

    It's getting mighty crowded in Colorado's outfield. Tracy Ringolsby: Carlos Gonzalez's time has come. The left-handed-hitting outfielder acquired as part of the package from Oakland for Matt Holliday will join the Rockies in St. Louis ...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  16. Holding Holliday accountable

    Rob Neyer

    More from the mailbag: Matt Holliday has been awful so far this season. Yes, it's still early but it's really not THAT early anymore. He went from superstar to black hole in the course of one winter and I've seen almost no media coverage...

    Blog | April 30, 2009