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  1. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled in Hoquiam, Washington, one-time home of the famous Grays Harbor Loggers ... * Brian McCann's on the DL, and he's not the only one. As a friend points out, this has been a rough spring for superstar catc...

    Blog | April 27, 2009
  2. 2012 All-Star Game: First inning

    Rob Neyer

    Admit it: You didn't predict Melky Cabrera would be starting and batting second in the All-Star Game, did you? And he hits a soft one-out single to left field! That's the last time I make a crack about Melky. Joe Buck just recited a story about Al...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  3. Angels overreact, add Wells

    Rob Neyer

    Apparently there really is one born every minute: The Los Angeles Angels, shut out in several bids to acquire free-agent hitters this winter, have acquired three-time All-Star Vernon Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Mike Nap...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  4. What happened to Gene Bearden?

    Rob Neyer

    Another couple of passages from Eddie Robinson's memoir, this time about one of my favorite pitcher-seasons: Gene Bearden's 1948: Bearden's complete game win topped a remarkable pitching streak -- four complete game wins, including two shutouts, in...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  5. World Series-winning Tribe stole signs

    Rob Neyer

    More from Eddie Robinson's memoir, scheduled for publication in February, this passage concerns Robinson's Cleveland Indians down the stretch in 1948: One of our hitters thought it was time for desperate measures and suggested we try to get the vis...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  6. This time maybe Mets can't go wrong

    Rob Neyer

    Calcaterra on the Mets' latest machinations: I suppose a well-considered decision is better than an impulsive one, but it does seem like the Mets are taking their sweet time on this GM thing. The team just sent out an e-mail to fans saying that the...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  7. Why Texas is heading for the World Series

    Rob Neyer

    Would you believe the Rangers are favored to beat the Yankees? In one place, anyway: Using the Diamond Mind Software (which, I should mention, powers Rob Neyer Baseball), Dan Szymborski simulated the ALCS 1,000 times ... and what do you know, the...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  8. Braves nearly swept Giants in Division Series

    Rob Neyer

    As Joe Pawlikowski writes, the Braves chose a lousy time to stop scoring runs: You might not have known it from their NLDS performance, but the Braves had one of the NL's best offenses in 2010. They certainly bookended it in the wrong way, scori...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  9. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links couldn't decide whether to play left field, strike out five times in one game, or eject a superstar in the 14th inning of a game that might decide a playoff spot ... You can understand why a Phillies fan might not be real thrilled a...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  10. Phillies big winners, and not just in '10

    Rob Neyer

    The deal is finally done, and before I had time to jot down my first thoughts I happened across Calcaterra's. His big finish: This deal is a coup for the Phillies. They got a starter who would slot in as a number one on a great many teams and they ...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  11. Oswalt racing clock for franchise record

    Rob Neyer

    Bernardo Fallas on a game that might remain in the memories of Astros fans for a long, long time: If this was Roy Oswalt's farewell performance as the Astros' ace at Minute Maid Park, he made sure to make it one to remember. If it was an auditio...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  12. Blogging's harder than it looks

    Rob Neyer

    I get these all the time, figured I should finally respond to one ... Rob, I'm a big fan of your SweetSpot Blog Network, as well as a big fan of the Troy Haymakers (yes, we do exist!). However, I've always been a bit melancholy because of the la...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  13. Are the Jays really this good?

    Rob Neyer

    From the ol' mailbag today: Rob- any thoughts on the Jays? They have been one of the hottest teams the past month yet it remains a struggle to get any air time from ESPN. I recognize that it is early, and they will likely not end up contending by...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  14. Inflation helps Phillies ... but how much?

    Rob Neyer

    Dipping into the ol' mailbag again, there's this missive from Cedric: One more potential explanation for Ryan Howard's contract that would justify the dollars and length of time: inflation. There are many economists predicting a high inflation ra...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  15. Pirates stuck with starters they've got

    Rob Neyer

    Amazing what a few lousy starts in April can do to your team ERA, huh? Dejan Kovacevic on what the Pirates can (or can't) do about their awful numbers: Of signing a free agent, Huntington said, "By the time we could sign and stretch out one of the f...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  16. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are just happy to help the ball club, and are going to take things one click at a time ... * Yes, things are looking good for the Moneyball movie. But it's not set to start shooting until July, and nothing's for sure until the camera...

    Blog | April 14, 2010