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  1. Stan Musial and not striking out

    David Schoenfield

    I wanted to point out a couple of interesting Stan Musial links. First, Matt Philip has a graphical tribute to Musial's amazing career here. Check it out. Rob Neyer has a nice column on what Musial meant ... to a Royals fan. Finally, Dave Camer...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  2. SweetSpot's AL players to see

    Rob Neyer

    As camps open in Arizona and Florida, we put it to the SweetSpot network: Which player from your team are you most excited to watch this season, and why? First up, the answers from the American League. Baltimore Orioles: Matt Wieters Why Wiet...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  3. Podcast: Law! Sheehan! Eggs!

    Rob Neyer

    Keith Law and Joe Sheehan of Sports Illustrated joined forces for Friday's Baseball Today podcast. Among the topics: 1. The scary story of Wilson Ramos getting kidnapped in Venezuela. 2. Are the Marlins serious about going after Jose Reyes and ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. Stroll through the stats: RBI guys

    Rob Neyer

    Because we're nothing if not innovative here at the SweetSpot blog, we're going to combine our Monday stroll through the stats with some links of the day. As I mentioned in today's weekly look ahead, Jose Bautista's OPS+ was entering Barry Bonds ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  8. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  9. O those eyes, Mize

    Rob Neyer

    Just the other day, responding to Pete Abraham's Hall of Fame ballot that omitted Jeff Bagwell, I argued (without any specific evidence) that Bagwell was the greatest first baseman between Jimmie Foxx and Albert Pujols. This elicited a short missive ...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  10. No room for Bagwell in the Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    Pete Abraham's submitted his first Hall of Fame ballot yesterday, and is voting for Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, Barry Larkin, Alan Trammell, and Tim Raines. Worthy choices, all. But there's one prominent name that's gone missing, and Abraham...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  11. Jayson Werth's deal no bellweather

    Rob Neyer

    J.C. Bradbury mounts a (half-hearted) defense of the Jayson Werth deal, and Beyond the Boxscore fisks the defense. BtB's big finish: Perhaps there are a lot of fantastic reasons that contract got so high, but I think the crowd has this one right. I...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  12. Does Josh Hamilton have an MVP nemesis?

    Rob Neyer

    The question isn't, "Who will win the American League's Most Valuable Player Award?" That isn't remotely the question, because we already know that Josh Hamilton is going to win. If he's not the unanimous choice, he'll come very close. And like...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  13. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are just occupying the high ground until Wednesday's links arrive for the big push ... Stan Musial turned 90 yesterday, and Bernie Miklasz celebrates with 90 things to love about The Man. So this is what I was saying might happen ...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  14. Hard choices about living players

    Rob Neyer

    Inspired by Stan Musial's 90th, Derrick Goold sets out to make a list of the 10 greatest living players ... Start with the sainted trinity of Musial, Mays and Aaron and then . . . where? Longevity like Nolan Ryan's has to be considered, but so too ...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  15. Votto's fine MVP choice ... but so is Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    I don't know that there's a great deal of suspense regarding today's announcement of the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. We had 19 voters in the SweetSpot Network Awards, and 15 of them went for Joey Votto. The other four first-place...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  16. Why D'backs are shopping Justin Upton

    Rob Neyer

    Tim Marchman was wondering why the Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Justin Upton, and he's come up with a fairly compelling reason: Here is a filthy secret about young stars: They don't generally improve. Baseball fans have it in their mind...

    Blog | November 19, 2010