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  1. Odds finally caught up with Padres

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- In the end, it came down to San Francisco and San Diego. Which was fitting, because that's how it was for most of the season. As May dawned, those two were at the top of the National League West standings ... May 1 Padres Giants...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  2. Phillies obvious choice to win it all

    Rob Neyer

    Via Beerleaguer, an odds update: A Phillies and Yankees rematch was the call of Las Vegas oddsmakers at the start of the season. Since then, the Phils have taken over as favorites. Swayed by the power of the Big Three, oddsmakers for have ...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  3. These Questions 3: Jeff Ma

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Ma is a former member of the MIT blackjack team immortalized in Ben Mezrich's book, "Bringing Down the House," and Palgrave Macmillan has just published Jeff's book, "The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business." Rob: Before...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  4. Rockies lock up Helton (almost) forever

    Rob Neyer

    Will Todd Helton spend his whole career with the Rockies? The odds just got a lot better: The Colorado Rockies and Helton agreed on Thursday to a two-year, $9.9 million contract extension that runs through the 2013 season. The first baseman als...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  5. Was Jair Jurrjens 'abused' by Braves?

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of the news that Jair Jurrjens has a sore shoulder, Alex Remington if Jurrjens was "abused." Money shot: Remember, young pitcher attrition is extreme. So Jair's got the odds stacked against him. Does that mean that the Braves were wrong...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  6. Jays prospect still beating odds

    Rob Neyer

    Will Hill writes about the most intriguing prospect in the minor leagues: A 12-6 record with 17 saves in two years in the minors...a sparkling career ERA of 1.95 ... 199 strikeouts and only 60 walks -- these are numbers scouts love about Tim Collins...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  7. Pettitte chasing 300?

    Rob Neyer

    Are we sure that Andy Pettitte won't win 300 games? Yes, the odds are against him. But let's work through the math. Pettite picked up his sixth victory of the season tonight. He's averaged 15 wins per season over the last four seasons...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  8. White Sox living charmed life

    Rob Neyer

    The White Sox starters have been lights out, but the odds of their pitching this well all season are long indeed.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2005
  9. Ankiel faces mighty long odds

    Rob Neyer

    In the last half-century, a few major league pitchers have switched to hitting and made it work.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2005
  10. Odds favor the Red Sox

    Rob Neyer

    Teams that lose the first two games of the World Series generally don't fare too well in the rest, either.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2004
  11. Red Sox, Astros beating the odds

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to Game 7s, the previous six games are practically irrelevant.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2004
  12. El Duque's no sure thing

    Rob Neyer

    What are the odds of the Red Sox winning four out of five against the Yankees ... without their best pitcher?

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2004
  13. Big heart Maddux's secret

    Rob Neyer

    From an undersized high school pitcher with 88-mph stuff to a future Hall of Famer, Greg Maddux defied the odds.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2004