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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. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  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. 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
  5. Astros' Bourn all kinds of wrong

    Rob Neyer

    Worst record in the National League? Houston. And now they're going to lose their only player with more than two steals: Houston Astros outfielder Michael Bourn has been suspended two games for making contact with umpire Alfonso Marquez during a...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  6. Moneyed clubs cleaning up in '09

    Rob Neyer

    As Forbes.com's Tom Van Riper writes, it's not been a good season for teams with low payrolls. And you can imagine what the owners of teams with low payrolls might think about that ... Should the Tigers hang on, this season will mark the fir...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  7. Feeling for the Unluckiest Man Alive

    Rob Neyer

    Upon the news that Mike Hampton is going to miss yet another season with yet another serious injury, Babes Love Baseball offers ... shall we say, a slightly different perspective: Hampton All Mike Hampton...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  8. Really??? (National edition)

    Rob Neyer

    Next up: the National League edition of Really? (And if it seems like there are more Reallys in the National League, maybe that's my pro-AL bias or maybe it helps explain why the NL gets run over by the AL in the interleague games every year.) ...

    Blog | May 22, 2009
  9. The bad bounce baseball can't ignore

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith On April 20, the Associated Press reported that MLB's average attendance over the first two weeks of the season was 30,298 (183 games), a drop of 6.9 percent from last year's final figure of 32,539. Time w...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  10. It's for, you know, the kids!

    Rob Neyer

    Bill Shaikin on baseball and the economy and the kids (who are, as you might have heard, our future): The Dodgers now offer a small bottle of water for $3.75, not just a large bottle for $5.75. The Angels sell kids' tickets for $3 for some games...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  11. Rob Neyer: Signing Pedro Martinez probably not a good move

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, the economy's rough on everybody. Even future Hall of Famers: Free agency isn't what it used to be. Pedro Martinez, a three-time Cy Young winner with 214 career victories, is still without a contract, but that could change soon. According to ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2009
  12. Pudge chooses strange language on steroids

    Rob Neyer

    Jonah Keri pointed me toward this note in Tyler Kepner's roundup today: The 14-time All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez, who is still looking for a place to play this season, said he might sign with the Florida Marlins, the Houston Astros or the Mets. ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  13. Predicting Red Sox to miss the playoffs

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer offers a look at his projected standings, which have the Red Sox missing the playoffs in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008
  14. NL wild card looks like a Padres-Giants affair

    Rob Neyer

    To predict which teams will make the playoffs, the first order of business is evaluating "third-order wins."

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2006
  15. Rob Neyer's Favorite Ballpark Quirks

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer's Favorite Ballpark Quirks

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2006
  16. Clemens thriving with the splitter

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer isn't sure if Roger Clemens is throwing his splitter more often, but this is certain: It's the key to his middle-aged success.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2006