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  1. Podcast: Trade deadline, contraction, Jays

    Rob Neyer

    With the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, Keith Law and I talked about all the potential action ahead as well as numerous interesting prospects to highlight on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast! 1. With Zack Greinke, Josh Johnson, a...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Podcast: Hall of Fame talk, hot prospects

    Rob Neyer

    I had an excellent time talking baseball with Keith Law on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. (What, you wanted us to break down LeBron James and Kevin Durant?) The show may have run a little long, but trust me, it's worth the listen! 1. With Troy...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  5. Links: Players we can't be rational about

    Rob Neyer

    It's Friday, it's hot and the trade rumors are flying fast and furious. But let's take a break and check on some links. Our friends at The Platoon Advantage have a fun list where they pick one player from each franchise that fans just can't judge...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  6. 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
  7. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  8. Podcast: Lidge, Pirates, good/bad starts

    Rob Neyer

    Eric and Mark go around the diamond on Friday's Baseball Today podcast with: Twins have a big hole to fill after Tsuyoshi Nishioka breaks his leg. Mark explains how he jinxed the Royals and Pirates. Brad Lidge out until the All-Star break. ...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  9. Arguing for the greatness of Tabata

    Rob Neyer

    Yesterday, we learned that one voter, Dejan Kovacevic, left Jason Heyward completely off his Rookie of the Year ballot. In his Twitter feed, Kovacevic gamely offered a good-natured defense, starting here: Re: ROY voting. Felt very firmly about Pos...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  10. Do Pirates overreact to players' frustrations?

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball Management 101, via Dejan Kovacevic: So, Garrett Jones thinks he can be more than a platoon player? You can read about that it in the Notebook below, but I will add here that all concerned, the Pirates and Jones, would do well not to aff...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  11. The limits of our knowledge

    Rob Neyer

    Yankeeist has a nice interview with Alex Langsam, who works in the Pirates' front office. The whole thing's worth reading -- especially if you're a Pirates fan, or young and ambitious, or a young-and-ambitious Pirates fan -- but here's just one bit f...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  12. 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
  13. Parsing Pittsburgh's P's and L's

    Rob Neyer

    As a fan -- of politics, sports, whatever -- you have to love leaks. Especially juicy leaks like the one exposing two full years of the Pirates' finances. The one showing the Pirates netted nearly $30 million in 2007 and 2008. Granted, nobody said ev...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  14. Bucs have help on the way, but enough?

    Rob Neyer

    Rumors suggest that the Pirates are about to summon top prospect Pedro Alvarez to the majors; Ron Cook suggests that perhaps only Alvarez can save Neal Huntington's job: If I'm Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, I'm promoting hotshot prospect...

    Blog | June 15, 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. Union's OK with Pirates' spending

    Rob Neyer

    The union's take on the Pirates? As Rob Biertempfel writes, it might not be what you think: The Pirates' Opening Day payroll of $34.9 million is the lowest in the majors, but it did not sound alarm bells at the players' union. Earlier this month...

    Blog | April 20, 2010