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  1. Clearing the bases: Underrated Vogelsong

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Vogelsong victorious. Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong had another quality start in a 7-1 victory over the Padres -- seven innings, four hits, one run -- improving to 8-4 with a 2.26 ERA. Vogelsong now has 17 quality starts in 18 starts...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  2. Voros McCracken changed the game

    Rob Neyer

    Below, a long excerpt from a much longer article about Voros McCracken, who merely changed baseball analysis as we knew it, practically overnight. Jeff Passan: When a Baseball Prospectus book suggested pitching and defense were too intertwined to b...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  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. Does Kevin Brown have Cooperstown case?

    Rob Neyer

    After spending most of a column arguing that Kevin Brown's seven-year, $105 million contract wasn't nearly as bad as we think (which is true), Dan Rosenheck concludes on a more lasting matter: Brown has a much stronger case for inclusion in quite a ...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  5. Rangers' Lee claims spot among greats

    Rob Neyer

    It's premature to suggest that Cliff Lee is having the greatest postseason in the history of postseasons; in 1905, Christy Mathewson started three World Series games and pitched three shutouts. Randy Johnson carried the Diamondbacks in 2001. Et ceter...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  6. Lee throws strikes, should leave M's

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Passan on Cliff Lee, who figures to be our second-most famous pitcher until he's traded: The team that acquired him during the offseason, the Seattle Mariners, are a disaster - 24-39, worse than every team but the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsbu...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  7. All-time Yanks vs. All-time Sox!

    Rob Neyer

    With the Red Sox and Yankees facing off this weekend at Fenway Park, we decided to create a little rivalry between the two teams -- because, you know, these games don't create enough passion without help -- with the help of their fans. First, we a...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  8. Pretending Strasburg isn't ready

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, maybe the kid just needs to learn how to tie his shoes correctly ... After getting his first in-person glimpse of Stephen Strasburg in Double-A ball, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday the right-hander "certainly nee...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  9. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are going to spend Saturday in bed, husbanding their strength before it all starts up again ... * Seems like every question we answer just leads to another question. Pesky little buggers. * I'll let you read this expose on the mon...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  10. If Big Hurt wasn't 'clean,' who was?

    Rob Neyer

    At the end of nearly 2,100 words, Joe Posnanski makes a great point about Frank Thomas and the Hall of Fame. Joe's Big Finish: We all understand that the Hall of Fame voters, as a group, have little sympathy or respect for steroid users. McGwire's...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  11. Which caps will they wear into the Hall?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, if we can wonder who will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 2013, why not wonder about the logos on their caps? The Hardball Times' Pat Andriola starts with Mike Piazza. After running through the numbers, Andriola's big finish: Although he play...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  12. 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
  13. Rob Neyer: Selecting the top 100 players of the decade

    Rob Neyer

    Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez were the clear-cut first two choices for the top 100 players of the decade; after that, the list got a little more difficult.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  14. Another measure of Mo's brilliance

    Rob Neyer

    As I continue to marvel at Mariano Rivera's postseason career, my friend Mark Armour sent me this: Rivera One way to look at Mo's post-season career is to prorate it to ...

    Blog | November 06, 2009
  15. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links could have been all about Tim McClelland, except he seems like a nice enough fellow so I'll cut him some slack ... after I'm finished ripping him! My biggest problem with The Worst Call of All Time isn't that McClelland blew it. Eve...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  16. Reds' Arroyo not apologizing

    Rob Neyer

    Bob Nightengale on the World's Last Honest Pitcher: ... Bronson Arroyo reaches into his locker, pulls down a clear cellophane bag and slowly opens it. He shakes out the contents like a kid on Halloween night. There are different-colored pills,...

    Blog | August 13, 2009