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  1. Can Michael Young reach 3,000 hits?

    David Schoenfield

    Michael Young just passed 2,000 career hits and a reader asked me in my chat yesterday if Young had a shot at 3,000 hits. Jeff Caplan of also addressed the issue. (And speaking of Young, Rob Neyer had a post about a minor Young-related...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The new and improved SweetSpot Network

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so this post should have appeared yesterday, but sometimes the Fates intervene ... So we'll call this our Opening Day. Today, ESPN and SweetSpot are thrilled to announce the expansion of the SweetSpot Network that began with seven independent...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  6. 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
  7. The Greatest Players in the Baseball

    Rob Neyer

    In the throes of Hall of Fame season, Joe Posnanski set about figuring who were the best players in baseball over the last four decades. Reasonably enough, he identified the players who led the major league in Win Shares over five-year periods. Snaps...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  8. Blaming Scioscia for Angels' exit

    Rob Neyer

    Is it the manager's fault when players who usually play intelligently suddenly start playing stupidly? Yeah, maybe just a little bit. This much, though? Matthew Pouliot:Because Guerrero and Alex Rodriguez shined in the ALCS, Figgins perhaps now stand...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  9. 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
  10. Biggio belongs with the game's best second basemen

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Biggio is not only one of the 10 greatest second basemen in major league history, but one of the five or six greatest.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2007
  11. Glavine has Hall of Fame stuff

    Rob Neyer

    Of today's current major leaguers, Rob Neyer gives us his Hall of Fame locks, those who are on the fence and those who still need work.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2005
  12. Keep an eye on Hafner

    Rob Neyer

    Plenty can be learned from a fantasy baseball symposium and some Arizona Fall League games.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2005
  13. Astros may need to rethink plan going forward

    Rob Neyer

    With several aging players on their roster, it might be smart for the Astros to start changing the look of their team in '06.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2005
  14. Late meltdown costs Indians

    Rob Neyer

    Even though the Indians missed the playoffs, they still managed to accomplish a lot this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2005
  15. Chipper likely headed to Cooperstown

    Rob Neyer

    If Chipper Jones is not the greatest Atlanta Braves hitter ever, he will be fairly soon.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2005
  16. Morgan's the cream of the crop

    Rob Neyer

    With apologies to Lou Whitaker and Bobby Grich, here are the top 10 second basemen in history.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2005