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  1. Podcast: Aces, Oswalt, angry coach

    Rob Neyer

    It wasn't exactly a rainbows and unicorns day on the Wednesday edition of the Baseball Today podcast as Keith Law and discussed injured pitchers, an angry pitching coach and more. 1. Yep, stick a fork in the Angels and Phillies now that their aces...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  2. AL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was supposed to start the year in the minors but injuries to Baltimore's rotation forced his promotion. In five starts he is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA. He is a ground ball pitcher (57.3 GB percent) who has already induced fi...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  3. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  4. In Minnesota, another win for hitters

    Rob Neyer

    I guess we should have seen this one coming: The Minnesota Twins will take down the pine trees behind center field wall. Hitters complained the trees made it difficult for them to pick up the ball out of the pitcher's hand. The 14 trees swayi...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  5. Joba's shoulder might never be the same

    Rob Neyer

    From Craig's wrap of Amanda's tweeting of Brian Cashman's breakfast appearance this morning: Cashman was asked, once again, about Joba Chamberlain starting. He said that Chamberlain hasn't been the same pitcher since his injury that occurred in Te...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  6. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are pacing themselves ... I'm still partial to bobbleheads, myself. But Larry's right: This is a pretty fantastic ballpark giveaway. Jason looks at the candidates for pitcher of the decade, and the choice is fairly clear (even if ...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Royals add two more on-base machines

    Rob Neyer

    In the space of 24 lovely hours, the Royals have signed both Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera. This year, the American League's on-base percentage was .327. That figure is actually a little misleading, because it includes pitchers hitting in inter...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  9. Parsing Pavano's prospects

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Pawlikowski on Carl Pavano and what's it's going to take to get him: In 2010 Pavano saw his strikeout rate dip quite a bit. He'd never been a strikeout pitcher, but 4.76 K/9 fell considerably below his career average. He did see a spike in his ...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  10. Rangers add to international cast of righties

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is a nice little collection the Rangers are building. Richard Durrett: The Texas Rangers signed free agent pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama on Tuesday to a one-year contract with two years of club options. Tateyama, a right-hander who turns...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  11. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Yeah, today's links are a bit full of themselves. Don't blame me. My role here is solely as a medium ... Yes, rich Americans are now "investing" in Dominican children. Which pitchers benefited from a big strike zone in the last two saesons? B...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  12. Do Cy Young results signal Hall of Fame shift?

    Rob Neyer

    Does Felix Hernandez's Cy Young Award (Craig Calcaterra asks) signal that Hall of Fame voters will worry less about wins and more about the things a pitcher can control? I'm not hopeful. Partially because there is so much more of a time investment ...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  13. Can a losing pitcher win the Cy Young?

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so we have our first Cy Young winner with a 13-12 record. That's some sort of progress, I suppose. How far can we take this thing, though? Would King Felix have won if he'd gone 12-13, instead? Or 9-16? I wasn't able to conduct an exhaustive s...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  14. Braves get better, Marlins don't

    Rob Neyer

    Ooo, look! A medium-sized blockbuster! The Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins for utilityman Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn on Tuesday in the first trade of the general managers' meetings. --sn...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  15. A's bringing coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    Shouldn't the Yankees have been in on this? Or have they just been too traumatized by their Japanese pitchers ... The Oakland Athletics have won the right to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, Major League Baseball announced Monday.The...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  16. Royals' Soria happy to be aboard

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, at least somebody still to wants to pitch for Kansas City. Bob Dutton on the Royals' Pitcher of the Year: "I'm still young," Soria said, "and I think I'm a piece of what they want to do with this team. I think it's a good idea to rebuild the t...

    Blog | November 04, 2010