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  1. Rob Neyer: Is Jim Thome in the same class as Eddie Murray?

    Rob Neyer

    Eddie Murray was considered a Hall of Famer long before he retired. There is still some debate whether Jim Thome, when his playing days are done, is worthy of Cooperstown. Their numbers are quite similar, probably more than you might think.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  2. History shows very few pitchers could really hit

    Rob Neyer

    In reality, very few pitchers in history could really be considered good hitters. The numbers prove it.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2008
  3. Clemente obvious choice for best outfield arm

    Rob Neyer

    Roberto Clemente has the numbers and reputation that place him at the top of the list of the best outfield throwing arms.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2007
  4. Yankees definitely don't owe Williams a roster spot

    Rob Neyer

    Bernie Williams has certainly had a great career as a Yankee, but in no way should he be guaranteed a roster spot with the team in '07.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2007
  5. Fenway didn't help Rice? Preposterous

    Rob Neyer

    In trying to explain how Jim Rice was one of the American League's most dominant players, the numbers just don't add up.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2007
  6. Gowdy typifies strange Hall voting habits

    Rob Neyer

    Strangely, players like Hank Gowdy have garnered more Hall of Fame support over the years than some players with far superior credentials.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2007
  7. Teams must use sound judgment

    Rob Neyer

    There are plenty of decent starting pitchers out there who won't break the bank. Teams just need to know where to look.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2007
  8. When evaluating Zito, believe the real numbers

    Rob Neyer

    In an attempt to get the good word out on Barry Zito, Scott Boras has been rather loose with the numbers his client has compiled over the years.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2006
  9. Elite closers keep the ball in the yard

    Rob Neyer

    There are a number of outstanding closers in the majors, but only two should be considered elite: Mariano Rivera and Joe Nathan.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2006
  10. 'What if ...' from a National League perspective

    Rob Neyer

    What if Mark Mulder were putting up numbers like he had in the past? Rob Neyer looks at what could have been in '06.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2006
  11. Let's play 'What if ...'

    Rob Neyer

    What if Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui hadn't gone down with injuries? Rob Neyer turns to his crystal ball for some answers.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2006
  12. April's numbers mean something, right?

    Rob Neyer

    The Padres rank last in the NL in runs scored. Will this along with several other April trends continue?

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2006
  13. Numbers show Bagwell's Hall worthiness

    Rob Neyer

    Comparing his numbers to the other enshrined first basemen, Jeff Bagwell deserves a future home in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2006
  14. The Stadium isn't as friendly as Fenway

    Rob Neyer

    Johnny Damon probably won't deliver the numbers the Yankees and their fans are expecting from a $13 million leadoff man.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2005
  15. September a falloff time for rookies

    Rob Neyer

    It's a statistical fact that rookies' numbers have fallen off over the last three years in the month of September.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2005
  16. Cards lead the majors in ERA

    Rob Neyer

    There's no doubt the Cardinals are better than they were last season. Just check the numbers.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2005