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  1. Links: Storylines to watch, Angels bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Recommended reading for Tuesday ... One of my favorite pieces of the season: Colleague Jim Caple reveals all the early spring training storylines. The Astros will be wearing their old Colt .45s throwback jerseys this year. However, as Paul Luka...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Great to have Burrell back, but ...

    Rob Neyer

    The Giants have re-signed Pat Burrell, and early reports suggest it's a team-friendly deal. This speaks well of the Giants, who apparently have created a friendly environment. This speaks well of Burrell, who's apparently going to take a significa...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  4. A new way to look at managers

    Rob Neyer

    This is kind of off the wall, but the Manager of the Year thing got me to thinking about another way to look at managers. We spend a fair amount of energy talking and writing about team payrolls. As we should. But payrolls are the responsibility o...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  5. Are Giants and A's really so different?

    Rob Neyer

    Reacting to a quote from a Giants executive -- "We've shown 'Moneyball' is a bunch of garbage." -- Mike Silva has this: Paul DePodesta did say his definition of "Moneyball" is finding undervalued players. I believe two key contributors, Juan Uribe...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  6. Podcast: Neyer on Zito, Cliff Lee, more

    ESPN.com staff

    Rob Neyer covers Barry Zito's future with the Giants, Cliff Lee's free agency and his expectations for Texas and San Francisco in 2011....

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  7. Is Barry Zito on the trading block?

    Rob Neyer

    Now that he's won a World Series, is Brian Sabean's next order of business to trade his highest-paid player? Barry Zito has fallen to fifth in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation, but General Manager Brian Sabean said he has no plans to ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  8. 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
  9. Do Giants have edge in 'It'?

    Rob Neyer

    Dan Rosenheck suggests, in his delightfully iconoclastic way, that maybe the Giants' starters aren't as good as you think. Tim Lincecum, sure. But the other three? It would be presumptuous to attribute those three pitchers' strong 2010 seasons entir...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  10. Rangers have too many edges over Giants

    Rob Neyer

    The ink is barely dry on Saturday night's box score, so what you're about to read (I hope) is hardly the last word on the Rangers and the Giants. We've got three full days to analyze the stuffing out of the 2010 World Series. Still, a few quick t...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  11. Most of Bochy's moves have worked ... so far

    Rob Neyer

    Gary Peterson on the manager who might have outmanaged the Hall of Fame manager: Even before the first pitch of the postseason, Bruce Bochy was managing like a man who was down to his last out. Exhibit A: Barry Zito, who was left off the Giants'...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  12. Explaining the surprising Giants

    Rob Neyer

    Today's a travel day, so I'll be (mostly) turning this page over to some of the SweetSpot Network bloggers. First up, Bay City Ball with a look at why the Giants have been better than expected. And the No. 1 reason? Big production from three incredib...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  13. Big game for Zito ... but it's just one game

    Rob Neyer

    Late Friday night, after the Giants failed to beat the Padres and clinch a spot in the championship tournament, someone asked me (and others) via Twitter this fundamental question: If Barry Zito wins tomorrow, does that justify his contract? I ...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  14. Saturday's starters have much to prove

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- We won't call it The Battle of the Busts, because that would be disrespectful. Let's just say that if Barry Zito or Tim Stauffer wins Saturday afternoon, in the biggest game of the year (so far) for both teams, it should feel part...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  15. Defending Big Z's big contract

    Rob Neyer

    Gee, $91.5 million does seem like a lot of money for a pitcher who has three wins and has been suspended indefinitely. Ah, but at least someone will defend Carlos Zambrano's contract: "There was nothing wrong with the investment," GM Jim Hendry ...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  16. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are half info-cational, half enter-mational, and half edu-tainment ... * Hey, Madison Bumgarner seems to be back, and all because of a slight mechanical adjustment (just like the Giants said). If so, I'll never have been so glad to b...

    Blog | May 19, 2010