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  1. Rays, A's leading new non-K trend?

    Tommy Rancel

    On a recent episode of the Jonah Keri Podcast, host Jonah Keri and guest Rob Neyer spoke about the rising strikeout rate in baseball and what teams may do to combat the soaring number of punchouts. One theory tossed around was the return on emphasis ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. New York Mets bring coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    The New York Mets are assembling quite the brain trust, don't you think? Paul DePodesta is leaving his role as executive vice president of the San Diego Padres to join general manager Sandy Alderson's front office with the New York Mets as a sp...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  6. Rays', others' attendance woes no mystery

    Rob Neyer

    I'm sure you saw this story, as both Evan Longoria and David Price were dismayed by the many thousands of empty seats at Tropicana Field last night for the Brian Matusz Show. The Rays' attendance is one issue. But according to Ken Belson in the Ti...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  7. Reds acquire Bloomquist, clinch pennant

    Rob Neyer

    Just waiting to see what Redleg Nation has to say about this one: The Reds acquired Willie Bloomquist from the Royals, according to a team press release. Kansas City will obtain a player to be named later or cash in return for the 32-year-old utilit...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  8. Redleg Nation joins SweetSpot Network

    Rob Neyer

    I'm thrilled to announce the latest edition to the SweetSpot Network: Redleg Nation, covering (naturally) the Cincinnati Reds in great detail (and if you know why the Reds were once known as Redlegs, you've officially tested out of Baseball History 1...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  9. Reds' Chapman lights up speed gun

    Rob Neyer

    What's the fastest that anyone's ever thrown a baseball? We might have a new candidate. Big League Stew's David Brown: Hang onto your catcher's mitts, people. They reportedly clocked Cincinnati Reds prospect Aroldis Chapman at 105 mph Friday night. ...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  10. Does revenue-sharing 'work'?

    Rob Neyer

    It's hardly shocking that the Commissioner's not concerned about the Pirates' financials (though I suspect he's not thrilled with the leaking of the Pirates' financials. And despite Jeff Passan's best efforts, I don't suppose the Commissioner is real...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  11. Reds bolster weak-hitting outfield

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, a Hall of Fame-caliber player was just traded to a contender! Jim Edmonds has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for outfielder Chris Dickerson. --snip-- The Reds host one of Edmonds' former teams, ...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  12. Steady Cuellar a master of the screwball

    Rob Neyer

    Every time something like this happens, a little piece of me dies, too... Mike Cuellar, a crafty left-hander from Cuba whose darting screwball made him a World Series champion and Cy Young winner with the Baltimore Orioles, died Friday. He was 72....

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  13. A's go the distance for utility infielder

    Rob Neyer

    It's February and the carousel just keeps spinning: The Cincinnati Reds acquired infielder Aaron Miles in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, swapping young infielder Adam Rosales and outfielder Willy Taveras. The Reds also will get a player to ...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  14. Reds' Harang a good fit for Dodgers

    Rob Neyer

    Courtesy of the L.A. Times' Dylan Hernandez, a hot little rumor: The Dodgers have started exploring a possible trade with the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Aaron Harang, according to multiple baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity b...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  15. Posnanski on 'The Machine'

    Rob Neyer

    Some people root for baseball teams. I root for baseball books, for two reasons. One, a fair number of my friends have written baseball books, so rooting for a book is like rooting for a friend. And two, I've written a few books myself, and know ...

    Blog | September 15, 2009
  16. The Reds' new center fielder

    Rob Neyer

    You know about the 24-hour rule, right? According to the Unofficial Rules of Blogging, I've got 24 hours to respond to breaking news. Sure, 24 minutes is better. But life's complicated and there are 30 teams and some things just don't hit...

    Blog | August 20, 2009