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  1. Podcast: Preparing for the World Series

    Rob Neyer

    The Baseball Today podcast returned on Monday with me and Mark Simon discussing the World Series participants and how they got there, and much more! 1. The shocking Cardinals are NL champs and they certainly didn't get there with starting pitching...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  2. Chat wrap: Umpires, Valverde and more

    Rob Neyer

    We talked playoffs before Tuesday's quadruple header Click here for the rewind, include lots of talk on umpires, Jose Valverde and whether or not the Yankees get more breaks....

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  3. Podcast: Playoffs? Let's talk about playoffs

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon hosted Monday's Baseball Today podcast and among the things they discussed: 1. Eric isn't ready to write off the Diamondbacks yet and believes we could see the home team win every game of this series. 2. Did the Phi...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  4. Podcast: We have playoff races!

    Rob Neyer

    Before the weekend Mark Simon and I asked for more pennant races and, guess what, it happened! We discussed that and much more on Monday's Baseball Today podcast, including ... 1. The St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays are relevant again, but ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  5. Time to make some revised predictions

    Rob Neyer

    I will not hide. In fact, I write this post knowing Phillies fans will gladly take the opportunity to throw cheesesteaks at me. Yes, I'm revisiting my preseason predictions. AL playoff teams Original prediction: Red Sox, White Sox, Rangers, ...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  6. Links: Attendance, debt, Eck's app

    Rob Neyer

    Do you like the idea of expanding the baseball playoffs? Is a one-game winner-take-all playoff your cup of tea? Vote here and see what other fans think. In other stuff ... Links for Friday morning CNBC's Darren Rovell had a good piece a cou...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  7. Commish's history off, by just a little

    Rob Neyer

    What's the perfect number of playoff teams? Of course it's impossible to say. But the Commissioner took a stab at it Thursday afternoon: "Eight is a very fair number, but so is 10." Of course, Craig nailed this one about five minutes after it happ...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  8. Manager of the Year candidates are thick

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to choosing managers of the year, the voters tend to appreciate surprising playoff teams and (occasionally) teams that achieve decency rather than the expected woefulness. And if you can throw in some adversity -- which, as you know, is...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  9. Heading for more playoffs in 2012?

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Looks like commissioner Bud's got some interesting ideas kicking around in there ... Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig gave his strongest indication yet that two extra wild-card teams will be added to the playoffs for 2012."I like it enough, s...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  10. Can Giants thank steroids for Cody Ross?

    Rob Neyer

    In retrospect, maybe we should have seen this one coming ... San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team's postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Ti...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  11. Do expanded playoffs mean shorter season?

    Rob Neyer

    Yeah, I'll believe this when it actually happens: Baseball's playoffs could be expanding in two years. The new head of the players' union says his members are open to adding more wild-card teams for 2012 and possibly extending the division serie...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  12. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links wouldn't turn down World Series tickets if, you know, you just have a couple of them, laying around ... Chris Jaffe's back with a great bit of research into postseason managers. Seriously, Larry's reaction to the Yankees losing is...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  13. Ron Washington must be doing something right

    Rob Neyer

    From Baseball Time in Arlington: I enjoy absorbing playoff series projections and previews as much as the next guy, but at this point they hold very little meaning. I will say that the effusive praise from the Rangers' clubhouse for Ron Washington -...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  14. Rangers' Lee claims spot among greats

    Rob Neyer

    It's premature to suggest that Cliff Lee is having the greatest postseason in the history of postseasons; in 1905, Christy Mathewson started three World Series games and pitched three shutouts. Randy Johnson carried the Diamondbacks in 2001. Et ceter...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  15. Revisiting Jack Morris's brilliant Game 7

    Rob Neyer

    With Cliff Lee's next gem just around the corner, here's some e-mail about a related subject: Rob, I just wanted to drop you a line regarding your recent Top Ten postseason pitching performances. Interesting, naturally, but I was quite surprised yo...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  16. Did Fredi Gonzalez deserve his anointing?

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Bradley is skeptical about Fredi Gonzalez: He never quite lifted the Marlins to the playoffs - got them over .500 in both 2008 and 2009, though - and this year's team was thought to be (at least by owner Jeffrey Loria) of playoff caliber. And ...

    Blog | October 15, 2010