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  1. Podcast: Five-year Hall, A-Gone, Yanks

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume hosted Friday's Baseball Today and among the fun discussions: 1. Did the Yankees really hit three grand slams in one game? That was awesome. But Phil Hughes wasn't. 2. Adrian Gonzalez has regained his power strok...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  2. Links: Tainted World Series titles

    Rob Neyer

    Meant to get this up earlier today, but better late than never. Some stuff worth checking out: Barry Bonds Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian give their takes. I agree with Jon Heyman over at Sports Illustrated: Best ballplayer I've ever seen. ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  3. Podcast: Bonds, Johnson, Braves

    Rob Neyer

    Well, Mr. Barry Bonds was in the news. Eric and Keith discuss that and things that happened on the field in Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. Bonds: How does this affect his Hall of Fame chances? Keith weighs on steroid outrage. Josh Johnson ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  4. Rangers entered Game 2 with mound edge

    Rob Neyer

    It's easy to miss how well Colby Lewis pitched this season. He finished with a losing record (12-13). His ERA (3.72) was fine, but nothing special. Skeptics might look at a 30-year-old pitcher with a 24-28 career record and a 5.27 career ERA...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  5. The 'rules' for King Felix are different

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of Felix Hernandez's Wednesday-night clean sheet against the Yankees, New Yorkers are naturally wondering why their young guys can't do that. For an example, here's Tim Smith: Hernandez, like Cliff Lee on Tuesday night, threw a comp...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  6. Have Yankees decided on No. 5?

    Rob Neyer

    There's been no announcement, but Joel Sherman thinks the Yankees have essentially set their rotation: In the next few days, Joe Girardi will make it official that Phil Hughes is the Yankees' fifth starter. There are still meetings this week, st...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  7. Phil Hughes works on changes needs chance

    Rob Neyer

    Phil Hughes on the spring training battle that might alter the course of his life: "I'm out of the reliever mind-set for right now," Hughes said. "So I'll go in and do what I'm used to doing and see how it plays out."If Hughes wins the job, he woul...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  8. Yanks wrestle (again!) with No. 5 starter

    Rob Neyer

    Ah, another welcome sign of a spring: via Joel Sherman, we revisit the 2010 roles of the Yankees' talented-but-ill-defined young pitchers. It was impossible to ignore, and the Yankees didn't ignore it. Words were not needed. Joba Chamberlain's b...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  9. Throwing out the Joba Rules

    Rob Neyer

    As River Avenue Blues notes, apparently we can finally forget about the Joba Rules (and the Phil Rules, too) ... I'm not sure I would read an incredibly great deal into this information. Chamberlain started 31 games this year, and was usually pull...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  10. Girardi's (Division Series) choice

    Rob Neyer

    Apparently the Yankees will spurn my advice to get Joba Chamberlain out of the rotation, and Phil Hughes in. As it happens, though, they might not even need a No. 4 starter until the League Championship Series. Tyler Kepner's got the details (an...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  11. How to make the Yankees perfect

    Rob Neyer

    It might be too late. But I wonder if the Yankees should send Phil Hughes to their secret compound in Tampa and retrain him to throw six innings at a pop. Because lately the Yankees seem to have only three starters, and these days you need four in Oc...

    Blog | September 07, 2009
  12. Will the real 'Mr. Automatic' please stand up?

    Rob Neyer

    A tweet Sunday from Jon Heyman, eight innings into the Yankees' 2-1 win over the Tigers: drew this game up in dreams. great start by joba, followed by great 8th by phil hughes. only mr. automatic to go. "Mr. Automatic" being, of course...

    Blog | July 20, 2009
  13. The 'price' of Hughes' relief brilliance

    Rob Neyer

    So much in Marc Carig's column to review, so let's get started: Hughes Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes is viewed as a future starter. No matter the results this season out of the bullpen -- so far the...

    Blog | July 17, 2009
  14. Hughes looking, feeling good as RP

    Rob Neyer

    Peter Abraham on the Yankees' newest and bestest middle reliever: Phil Hughes found something last week he thought he had lost a few years ago. It was a 96-mph fastball. The 23-year-old right-hander has been pitching in relief since the first ...

    Blog | July 01, 2009
  15. Wang earns another start

    Rob Neyer

    Pete Abraham on the immediate future of a certain Bronx sinkerballer: Joe Girardi said he wanted to watch the tape first before taking any decisions. But he also said that it's "safe to say" Chien-Ming Wang will stay in the rotation. ...

    Blog | June 18, 2009
  16. Yankees' Wang still not right

    Rob Neyer

    Via Yanks Go Yard, a dubious achievement: Chien-Ming Wang is in the record books! Hooray! Wang now the all time highest ERA after five starts: 14.34 ... --snip-- It looked like Wang actually had good stuff Wednesday as his sinker was consisten...

    Blog | June 11, 2009