CONTENT TYPES

FILTER BY DATE

    • From
    • To

SEARCH TOOLS

29 results for "rob neyer"

Page of 1
  1. Clearing the bases: Lincecum's struggles

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Lincecum loses again. Jayson Stark gave his first-half Cy Yuck award to Tim Lincecum and deservedly so: After getting knocked out in the fourth inning on Sunday, the two-time Cy Young winner finished the first half at 3-10 with a 6.42 ERA...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  2. Links: The problem with Jason Heyward

    Rob Neyer

    Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ... There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to simila...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Will Barry Larkin save the Hall in 2012?

    Rob Neyer

    This will be a good year for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Oh, it won't be a great year. Not a year like 1999, when first-ballot enshrinees Nolan Ryan, George Brett, and Robin Yount packed the house. Not a year like 2014, when Ups...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Making Tony Oliva's case

    Rob Neyer

    All this talk about Ron Santo's Hall of Fame chances has the Minnesota Post's Steve Aschburner just a bit riled: Did you know that Tony Oliva routinely finished higher in the voting than players who already are enshrined in Cooperstown? It's tru...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  7. Will Bagwell get lost in Cooperstown crowd?

    Rob Neyer

    The Hall of Fame ballot is out there and in the hands of longtime BBWAA members (which leaves me out). In my mind there's just one big question but more on that in a moment. First the source material: Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  8. 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
  9. Looking into Hall's crystal ball

    Rob Neyer

    I wrote most of this before the results were announced, and had to throw out a good chunk when just Andre Dawson was actually elected. It's better this way, though. Or more interesting, anyway. With Dawson safe in Cooperstown, we can start thinkin...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  10. Hall adds one ... but not the one we thought

    Rob Neyer

    After all these years, I shouldn't be surprised anymore by Hall of Fame voters. Today I was. I didn't know how many players would be elected. I figured at least one, but probably two and possibly three. Well, it was one. And not the one I wo...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  11. One man's vote against Edgar

    Rob Neyer

    With just moments to spare, we've got Dan Shaughnessy's Hall of Fame ballot. It's not the worst ballot I've seen. It's short: just three names. And I heartily endorse two of them: Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven (the other, Jack Morris, not so much)...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  12. Vetting the BBWAA's Hall candidates

    Rob Neyer

    There are some tough ones on the BBWAA's Hall of Fame ballot this year. Sure, there are some not-so-tough ones, too. First-timers Roberto Alomar and Barry Larkin both are among the top dozen or so players at their positions, ever. That seems to me...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  13. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled while I wrestled with an age-old question: Who really is the fastest "man" on earth? * The Yankees aren't interested in Matt Holliday? All you Yankee-haters must hope that's just a smoke screen, because he's exactly the...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  14. How does Jeter compare?

    Rob Neyer

    Jesse Spector on a big milestone that did not pass without some fanfare: Derek Jeter became the all-time leader for hits by a shortstop on Sunday in Seattle, passing Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio. But does that mean he's the best hitting shortstop...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  15. MLB Draft -- Stephen Strasburg stands alone, even compared to pas...

    Keith Law

    Stephen Strasburg's numbers show he is in a league of his own, even compared to past top pitching prospects who did not pan out.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  16. Rob Neyer: Roberto Alomar heads first-timer Hall candidates for 2...

    Rob Neyer

    Roberto Alomar, Barry Larkin, Fred McGriff and Edgar Martinez will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2010, but only Alomar is likely to get elected on the first try.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2009