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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. All-time draft roster: NL East

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the National League with our all-time draft rosters, the best players drafted and signed by each franchise. Remember that they didn't necessarily have to star with that team. Other divisions: AL East | AL Central | AL West Atla...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  3. Podcast: Preparing for the World Series

    Rob Neyer

    The Baseball Today podcast returned on Monday with me and Mark Simon discussing the World Series participants and how they got there, and much more! 1. The shocking Cardinals are NL champs and they certainly didn't get there with starting pitching...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  4. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  5. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  6. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  7. Podcast: Predictions and obscure jerseys

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon discuss all the transactions and make some predictions on Monday's Baseball Today podcast . Topics include: Mark makes his season predictions, including win totals for every team and a surprise winner in the NL Centra...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  8. Braves have their own Marmol

    Rob Neyer

    Carroll Rogers on the (very young) man who is slated to replace Billy Wagner: Craig Kimbrel is only 22. He's about to get a shot at taking over the Braves closer job this spring, with the retirement of Billy Wagner. He has a lot on his mind. ...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  9. Just another TINSTAAPP lesson

    Rob Neyer

    We've talked about TINSTAAPP -- TINZ-tap: "There is no such thing as a pitching prospect." -- before, but I find the principle endlessly fascinating, so I was glad to find that some enterprising young fellow has compiled 21 years' worth of Baseball A...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  10. Can Lance Berkman really play left field?

    Rob Neyer

    A lot of people are wondering if the Cardinals are daft for thinking Lance Berkman can be their every-day left fielder. Bernie Miklasz doesn't go that far -- Miklasz generally tends toward temperance -- but he does have some legitimate concerns: * O...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  11. Votto wins, and knows why

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, it's not just Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke anymore. Dig Joey Votto yesterday: "After the season, when I looked at my numbers and at Albert's numbers, I thought: 'Holy cow! He's beaten me in a lot of them," Votto said. "He beat me in runs, ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  12. Votto's fine MVP choice ... but so is Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    I don't know that there's a great deal of suspense regarding today's announcement of the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. We had 19 voters in the SweetSpot Network Awards, and 15 of them went for Joey Votto. The other four first-place...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  13. Is Dejan Kovacevic the new Keith Law?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, a question just occurred to me ... Where is the outrage? Almost exactly one year ago, National League Cy Young Award voters Will Carroll and Keith Law were roundly excoriated -- in print, on television, the InterWeb -- because they left Chris...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  14. Johnson almost lost in Cy Young shuffle

    Rob Neyer

    The National League Cy Young balloting has seemed like a foregone conclusion for some time. Which, in the event, it was. In the SweetSpot Network balloting, Roy Halladay was the unanimous choice: 19 ballots, 19 first-place votes for Halladay. More...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  15. Heyward, Posey go missing

    Rob Neyer

    So anyway, Craig has some issues with the National League Rookie of the Year voting: Check out the voting yourself: there are 32 voters. Each one gets to name three players on their ballot. Both Posey and Heyward were named on only 31 ballots. I don...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  16. NL Gold Gloves hold few surprises

    Rob Neyer

    In the National League, five of this year's Gold Gloves went to Cardinals and Reds, and they happen to be arrayed in and around the infield. So let's start there ... Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo throws right-handed, but that doesn't seem to help th...

    Blog | November 10, 2010