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  1. On leverage and deck chairs

    Rob Neyer

    I know I'm supposed to stop picking on the poor Royals, but what if I let someone else do it for me? Someone like SweetSpot Network blogger Craig Brown? Remember, back in Spring Training, when I presented a Daily Hillmanism? Just random nuggets of ...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  2. Twins thrive without sabermetrics

    Rob Neyer

    In the midst of a little Sports Illustrated primer on which teams are using sabermetrics and which teams aren't, we find this nugget: Twins assistant GM Rob Antony says the field is changing so much that the stats teams are criticized for not payi...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  3. As a Pirate, McLouth was flying blind

    Rob Neyer

    In the middle of Nate McLouth (and his chronicler) ripping the Pirates for doing what they really had to do -- trading veterans like McLouth and Nady and all the rest of them -- there's this little nugget: Last season, McLouth hit .256 with 20 home...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  4. Four days of rest is for wimps

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of nuggets from Bruce Jenkins' latest: There's a big commotion in the Yankees' camp about whether CC Sabathia should work on three days' rest. This must be a hoot for every pitcher who worked from the late 19th century to around the 1970...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  5. Chris Coghlan's big second half

    Rob Neyer

    A little-noticed nugget, courtesy of Elias: Chris Coghlan capped his torrid second half with three hits on Sunday and he finished the season with 113 hits after the All-Star break. That's a National League record for most post-break hits in one ...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  6. Epstein on LaRoche, etc.

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of nuggets from Theo Epstein's press conference Wednesday, via Boston.com: * The Red Sox had "been in a market for a player who can do some damage against righthanded pitching and can help our team's depth in the corner in...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  7. Is 100 (pitches) a magic number?

    Rob Neyer

    As always, this conversation between Joe Posnanski and Bill James -- two of my two favorite baseball writers -- is loaded with more nuggets than Sutter's Creek before the rush. The subject: 100 pitches. The gist: Joe and Bill aren't big fans....

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  8. Greinke still not completely human

    Rob Neyer

    Another nugget from JoPo's latest: Greinke So how about this? Before Sunday's semi-human performance, the league was SLUGGING .267 against Zack Greinke. I'm glad Joe qualified Greinke's p...

    Blog | June 01, 2009
  9. MLB is swimming in revenues

    Rob Neyer

    There's a reason teams overpay for starting pitching year after year: Proven VeteransTM Syndrome.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2005