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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. 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
  4. Why isn't Ron Santo in the Hall of Fame?

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball players with Hall of Fame talent don't generally spend much time in the minor leagues, and Ron Santo, who died Thursday at the age of 70, was no exception. Signing with the Cubs out of high school in Seattle, Santo began his professional ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  5. The Chicago Cubs, by 'eras'

    Rob Neyer

    With the Cubs-White Sox Ultimate Rivalry series about to conclude, I want to 1) get my Cubs "eras" in the books and under the wire, and 2) wish both squads the best of luck! Now the eras, beginning in the beginning ... 1876-1894: The Cap Anson ...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  6. Could Cubs' Colvin be First Baseman of Future?

    Rob Neyer

    Who's going to play first base next year for the Cubs? Their rookie right fielder, maybe. Paul Sullivan: Tyler Colvin hasn't played first base since he was a sophomore at Clemson. But with Derrek Lee gone, Colvin could be the heir apparent at firs...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  7. Reds' Brandon Phillips calls out Cardinals

    Rob Neyer

    I can't remember the last time a player called out another team like this. Hal McCoy: Before we dissect the Chris Dickerson-for-Jim Edmonds trade with Milwaukee, listen to some quick words from Brandon Phillips before the big, Big, BIG three-game ...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  8. Is Cooperstown next for Uncle Lou?

    Rob Neyer

    From Bill Madden, who probably isn't just making this up: Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs effective at the end of the season, the Daily News has learned. The 67-year old Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central division titl...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  9. St. Louis rotation suddenly shaky

    Rob Neyer

    Remember when the Cardinals were overwhelming favorites to win another division title? Well, they're not so overwhelming anymore. Not with Brad Penny down for a few weeks and Kyle Lohse down for ... well, nobody seems to know but this doesn't sound g...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  10. Do Rangers miss their old hitting coach?

    Rob Neyer

    With ex-Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo returning to Arlington this weekend with the Cubs, someone can't resist wondering if his old club misses him ... The Rangers mostly struggle, struggle, struggle at the plate. Numbers are down in power, r...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  11. For Cubs, a revolution at shortstop

    Rob Neyer

    Wow. I didn't see this one coming, at all. The Chicago Cubs have called up top prospect Starlin Castro, and the shortstop is expected to join the team in Cincinnati on Friday, the player told --snip-- Castro, who was signed ...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  12. Even the Goose doesn't know...

    Rob Neyer

    Earlier this week, Craig Calcaterra got Rich Gossage on the phone. As you probably know, Gossage has been fairly outspoken about the use of steroids (etc.) and Craig had an interesting question for the Goose: What would the Hall of Fame do if a curre...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  13. Which hat will the Hawk wear?

    Rob Neyer

    As if his election wasn't controversial enough, now this: The Hall of Fame has not decided which team's logo will go on Andre Dawson's bronze plaque. Hall president Jeff Idelson says that while the museum has final say, the Hall makes its dec...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  14. A's and Cubs swap no-names

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so it's a minor deal. But at least it's a deal! Fox The Chicago Cubs traded Aaron Miles and Jake Fox to the Oakland A's for right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray and minor-leaguers Ronny Morla and Matt Spencer, according to reporter Bru...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  15. Biggest disappointments of 2009

    Rob Neyer

    According to Big League's Stew's 'Duk, this year's five most disappointing teams: 1. Chicago Cubs 2. Tampa Bay Rays 3. New York Mets 4. Cleveland Indians 5. Kansas City Royals About the Royals, 'Duk writes: Not every disapp...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  16. Broxton's eighth-inning 'save'

    Rob Neyer

    I meant to follow-up on this when I saw the box score, but forgot. Fortunately, today I got a nice kick in the pants from Teddy Mitrosolis: On Saturday, [Joe] Torre got closer Jonathan Broxton heating up in the seventh inning instead of his normal r...

    Blog | August 25, 2009