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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. Podcast: Discussing Dodgers, Mauer, OBP

    Rob Neyer

    Here are the top five reasons why Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast with myself and Keith Law was so compelling you'd be wise to download and listen ... or something like that: 1. Personally, I think some of this Los Angeles Dodgers mess -- on the...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  4. 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
  5. New York Mets bring coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    The New York Mets are assembling quite the brain trust, don't you think? Paul DePodesta is leaving his role as executive vice president of the San Diego Padres to join general manager Sandy Alderson's front office with the New York Mets as a sp...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  6. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are working really hard at not caring what you think about them. Definitely a work in progress, though ... Before last night's action, Dave Cameron handicapped the National League West and concluded -- because they have (or had) a ...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  7. Dodgers take path of least resistance with Mattingly

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like the Dodgers have a new manager: Joe Torre will announce later Friday that he is stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the season, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed this morning on the condition of a...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  8. Sure Manny could help White Sox, but...

    Rob Neyer

    What would Manny Ramirez do for the White Sox? Potentially plenty. Kyle Koster: In his 63 games this year, the slugger has hit .308 with 8 home runs and 39 RBI. Taking him out of pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium and into the band-boxy U.S. Cellular ...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  9. Sometimes an analogy is just an analogy

    Rob Neyer

    Man, I should have seen this coming: The Anti-Defamation League, which advocates against anti-Semitism and bigotry, also believed (Tim) McCarver's comments went too far. "No matter what one thinks of the Yankees' treatment of Joe Torre, likening ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  10. Oswalt racing clock for franchise record

    Rob Neyer

    Bernardo Fallas on a game that might remain in the memories of Astros fans for a long, long time: If this was Roy Oswalt's farewell performance as the Astros' ace at Minute Maid Park, he made sure to make it one to remember. If it was an auditio...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  11. 'Project Jamie' posited McCourt as Prez

    Rob Neyer

    As if we need another excuse to make fun of Jamie McCourt, there's this, from the L.A. Times: Jamie McCourt considered whether to parlay her high-profile position with the Dodgers into the pursuit of political offices, including president of the Un...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  12. Too early to give up on Brian Giles

    Rob Neyer

    SportsUntapped.com looks at Brian Giles and sees an old man who should shift his attentions to pickleball (one of my favorite sports, by the way): Generally in the game of baseball, when men are pushing 40, it becomes time to hang up the cleats an...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  13. Is A-Rod the new Mr. Autumn?

    Rob Neyer

    A bit of postseason trivia, via my friend Allen Barra: Alex Rodriguez has now played in 42 postseason games. In those 42 games, he's batted .291 with nine home runs and 25 RBI. Rodriguez In Reggie Jackson&...

    Blog | October 12, 2009
  14. No surprises so far

    Rob Neyer

    From the Department of the Obvious: Oddsmakers in Las Vegas have picked the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals as favorites to meet in the World Series and think New York has an overwhelming chance to win its first title since 2000. The ...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  15. Orioles turn reliever into prospects

    Rob Neyer

    Some deals just barely need any comment at all. Like this one: The Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles have agreed in principle to a trade that would send former All-Star reliever George Sherrill to Los Angeles for two minor league prospects. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  16. Jays waiting for big 'WOW'

    Rob Neyer

    Did you hear that sound, just now? When the Phillies and Indians agreed on a deal that will bring Cliff Lee to Philadelphia? That was the sound of the Blue Jays' leverage in Roy Halladay discussions. And apparently the Jays still aren't clos...

    Blog | July 29, 2009