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  1. Can a hot reliever boost attendance?

    Rob Neyer

    Even more from the mailbag: Rob, you responded to the question about Aroldis Chapman closing by asking if any major league reliever ever boosted attendance. I'm sure the answer is "no" ... However, as a Dodgers fan, I know that during Eric Gagne's ...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  2. Big money for closers might be gone

    Rob Neyer

    In the midst of discussing Jonathan Papelbon's eventual long-term contract, WEEI's Alex Speier reviews the recent history of big deals for closers: There have been 12 multi-year deals of at least $9 million a year signed by closers. Three of the pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  3. Greinke takes Cy Young lead!

    Rob Neyer

    Shortly after Joakim Soria locked up Zack Greinke's 15th win last night, I saw this Tweet from Joe Posnanski: @robneyer Blog readers want to know ... the Cy Predictor has Zack third in the AL at the moment. Will he win the Cy Young? How could I ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  4. Our (preliminary) All-Decade Team

    Rob Neyer

    As promised, a fisking of Matt Waters' All-Aughts Team: 1B Albert Pujols 2B Jeff Kent SS Derek Jeter 3B Alex Rodriguez LF Barry Bonds CF Carlos Beltran RF Vladimir Guerrero Pujols has absolutely zero competition, and must be the easiest...

    Blog | June 01, 2009
  5. Mets, Phillies and Brewers battling for two spots in NL

    Rob Neyer

    The Mets, Phillies and Brewers are fighting for two playoff spots. The loser is going to look back and wonder what might have been.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2008
  6. Top 10 All-Star Games

    Rob Neyer

    The best games in All-Star history? Ted Williams' game-winning blast at Briggs Stadium in Detroit put 1941 on our list.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2008
  7. Cueto's debut ranks among best

    Rob Neyer

    Johnny Cueto's brilliant major league debut ranks among the best in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2008
  8. Continuing the umpire discussion

    Rob Neyer

    Readers voice their thoughts on Rob Neyer's last column about Bob Davidson's botched call in the U.S.-Japan WBC game.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2006
  9. Izturis is not a leadoff hitter

    Rob Neyer

    The Dodgers' lineup is not the lineup of a contender. And the Nats are no great prize, either. Rob Neyer explains.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2005
  10. Nationals resemble '04 Reds

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer offers three freaky statistics that you should know about the Cubs, Nationals and Phillies.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2005
  11. Ninth inning is special

    Rob Neyer

    In the past five seasons, some competent middle relievers have developed into outstanding closers.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2005
  12. Draft strategies need refinement

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to drafting pitchers, collegians have an edge. But that may be missing the point.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2005
  13. What a relief for Dodgers

    Rob Neyer

    David Ross hasn't produced much for the Dodgers of late. That all changed with his game-winning homer Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2004
  14. Great bunch of arms

    Rob Neyer

    The Red Sox sweeping the A's highlighted the night, but there was plenty more to discuss from Wednesday's action.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2004
  15. Ichiro for MVP?

    Rob Neyer

    We pondered that question, among many others, while taking in the major-league action Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2004
  16. Reserving judgment

    Rob Neyer

    The Dodgers have increased their NL West lead since the trade deadline. What does that tell us about their deals?

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2004