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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. Podcast: Futures Game recap, All-Star news

    Rob Neyer

    Happy Monday! Keith Law and I gathered in downtown Kansas City on Monday morning to tape the latest Baseball Today podcast, talking all things All-Star! 1. Offense was the story in Sunday's Futures Game, as the World team struggled to pitch, and q...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  3. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  4. Bucs' Alvarez not among RoY candidates

    Rob Neyer

    Among the reasons to be (guardedly) optimistic about the Pirates' future: farm products Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen, and Jose Tabata, all of whom are shy of 25 -- in Walker's case, barely; in Tabata's case, by a lot -- and have held ...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  5. No. 5 Starter Watch: Pirates

    Rob Neyer

    Rest easy, Nation. All those burning questions about the Piratical rotation have finally been answered. Alan Dell: All Daniel McCutchen wanted was an opportunity. He never asked for anything else, though he knew in his line of work promises can't b...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  6. As a Pirate, McLouth was flying blind

    Rob Neyer

    In the middle of Nate McLouth (and his chronicler) ripping the Pirates for doing what they really had to do -- trading veterans like McLouth and Nady and all the rest of them -- there's this little nugget: Last season, McLouth hit .256 with 20 home...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  7. Remembering Indians SS George Strickland

    Rob Neyer

    I saw an obituary in the Times yesterday for George Strickland, a player in the 1950s: Strickland played 10 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950-52) and Cleveland Indians (1952-57, 1959-60). A defensive specialist, he led American League shorts...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  8. Mariners, Rangers unlikely contenders

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Steve Buffum One of the more intriguing matchups yesterday featured Seattle and Texas, two teams that weren't supposed to be serious contenders. On April 1, you wouldn't have found many people signing up to watch Ian Snell vs. Scot...

    Blog | August 03, 2009
  9. Red Sox trade for 1B LaRoche?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is weird: Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Red Sox have traded for first baseman Adam LaRoche of the Pittsburgh Pirates. LaRoche is a power-hitting first baseman who has averaged 24.5 homers over the pa...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  10. McLouth bolsters Braves

    Rob Neyer

    Usually I just love deals like this: McLouth The Braves acquired All-Star center fielder Nate McLouth from the Pittsburgh Pirates for three minor leaguers on Wednesday, a move to beef up Atlanta's offense i...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  11. Fewer writers on the baseball beat

    Rob Neyer

    Russell Adams and Tim Marchman on the suddenly tenuous future of the baseball beat: But throughout the last century, baseball writers have stood above their sportswriting colleagues. When the National League needed a president in 1934, it hired for...

    Blog | April 07, 2009
  12. Keep an eye on Hafner

    Rob Neyer

    Plenty can be learned from a fantasy baseball symposium and some Arizona Fall League games.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2005
  13. Gold standard is not what it should be

    Rob Neyer

    This year's Gold Glove choices prove once again that the voters are either lazy or willfully ignorant.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2005
  14. Surprise performances are part of history

    Rob Neyer

    While stars rule the headlines, lesser-known players have always stepped up in the clutch to help teams capture glory.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2005
  15. Late meltdown costs Indians

    Rob Neyer

    Even though the Indians missed the playoffs, they still managed to accomplish a lot this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2005
  16. Tribe, Astros should win wild cards

    Rob Neyer

    The American League and National League wild-card races are finally sorting themselves out.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2005