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  1. Links: Tainted World Series titles

    Rob Neyer

    Meant to get this up earlier today, but better late than never. Some stuff worth checking out: Barry Bonds Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian give their takes. I agree with Jon Heyman over at Sports Illustrated: Best ballplayer I've ever seen. ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
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  3. Podcast: Bonds, Johnson, Braves

    Rob Neyer

    Well, Mr. Barry Bonds was in the news. Eric and Keith discuss that and things that happened on the field in Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. Bonds: How does this affect his Hall of Fame chances? Keith weighs on steroid outrage. Josh Johnson ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  4. Change will roll into the Hall, someday

    Rob Neyer

    Yesterday, Jim Caple wrote a perfectly cogent, clear-eyed look at the Hall of Fame electorate's tortured take on drugs. In the wake of yesterday's BBWAA Hall of Fame voting results, a number of other cogent and clear-eyed pieces have been written ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Brian Sabean's plan working (whatever it is)

    Rob Neyer

    Gary Peterson on the rehabilitation (if he needed it) of Brian Sabean: Sabean, in case you haven't heard, has had a great season, leading National League GMs in FUIS. What's that? You're not familiar with new-age baseball statistical analysis? A...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  7. How many 'Mr. Milkshakes' already in Hall?

    Rob Neyer

    I still haven't watched Part 1 of "The Tenth Inning" -- last night I was watching actual baseball games, and this morning I've been writing this (see below). But it's loaded on the DVR, and today's the day. Obviously, though, a lot of people have wat...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  8. Do the writers hate Colorado?

    Rob Neyer

    The latest from ye olde sack o' mail: I don't understand how a hitter in CO can be penalized for home/road splits and pitchers are not given an advantage. I understand they are not in the A.L. East but stats have to be taken with a grain of salt ba...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  9. Is 600 just a milepost on way to 763?

    Rob Neyer

    How is Alex Rodriguez's latest milestone not really so exciting? Let us count the ways ... 1. Steroids Right or wrong, we just don't get excited about drug cheaters. Not about their positive accomplishments, anyway. Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McG...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  10. Rob Neyer: All-time bests from the All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    From Willie Mays to Cal Ripken Jr. to Reggie Jackson, check out the all-time bests in several different categories related to the All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  11. Buffett boosts A-Rod's bank balance

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, who knew that the Omaha Wizard created those silly bonuses in Alex Rodriguez's contract? Mark Feinsand: The incentive clauses were actually the creation of Warren Buffett, Rodriguez's billionaire friend who advised him during his negotiations ...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  12. Ranking Draft Picks, 1-30

    Rob Neyer

    With the draft right around the corner, here's a look at the greatest all-time picks for each of the first 30 slots.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  13. Junior overstays welcome (but not by much)

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is about as graceful as it could be: "While I feel I am still able to make a contribution on the field and nobody in the Mariners front office has asked me to retire, I told the Mariners when I met with them prior to the 2009 season and ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  14. What we mean when we say 'makeup'

    Rob Neyer

    Kevin Goldstein on the latest uber-amateur: Coming into this spring, Bryce Harper was universally seen as the top player in the draft, but the chances of Washington taking him with the first pick were initially handicapped as a 50/50 proposition. H...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  15. Bonds gone, soon to be forgotten?

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, we do have the occasional Barry Bonds sighting (which was really weird, by the way). But Jeff Pearlman's right: Bonds has essentially vanished from our consciousness. He's invisible. Karma -- it ain't no joke. For most of his 22-year major lea...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  16. If Big Hurt wasn't 'clean,' who was?

    Rob Neyer

    At the end of nearly 2,100 words, Joe Posnanski makes a great point about Frank Thomas and the Hall of Fame. Joe's Big Finish: We all understand that the Hall of Fame voters, as a group, have little sympathy or respect for steroid users. McGwire's...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  17. St. Louis fans cheer for McGwire

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, by most accounts Mark McGwire was roundly cheered in St. Louis last weekend. So, what of it? The L.A. Times' Austin Knoblauch (no relation, as far as I know) thinks the fans should have held their applause: It appears there's at least one grou...

    Blog | January 18, 2010