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  1. All-time draft rosters: AL Central

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the AL Central as we look back at the all-time draft rosters. Remember, these are the best players drafted and signed by the team, even if they didn't necessarily contribute to that franchise. Other divisions: AL East Chicago W...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  2. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links have to clear up some old business from last week before moving on to some new business from this past weekend ... According to the guy who should know, the YES Network did not censor his blog last week. At least one guy who's rea...

    Blog | January 31, 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. No room for Bagwell in the Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    Pete Abraham's submitted his first Hall of Fame ballot yesterday, and is voting for Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, Barry Larkin, Alan Trammell, and Tim Raines. Worthy choices, all. But there's one prominent name that's gone missing, and Abraham...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  5. White Sox by 'eras,' 1901-2010

    Rob Neyer

    In conjunction with's latest Ultimate Rivalry -- this one pitting the White Sox against the Cubs, via ESPN Chicago -- I'm continuing my efforts to divide every franchise's history into distinct "eras" tied to individual players. I won't g...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  6. You can't keep a good knuckleballer down

    Rob Neyer

    You know, I never get tired of reading updates to My Favorite Baseball Story. This one's from WEEI's Kirk Minihane: You remember the 12-1 Red Sox win over the California Angels on May 27, 1995, don't you? Come on, who could forget? Luis Alicea h...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  7. Mariners dispensing with loaded barbells

    Rob Neyer

    From Arizona, Geoff Baker reports on the Mariners' new training methods, which are overseen by a Dr. Marcus Elliott and essentially throw out old-school weightlifting ... Instead, the team will focus on strengthening the movements used in baseball -...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  8. 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
  9. 'Big Hurt' even better than you think?

    Rob Neyer

    In Frank Thomas' first nine seasons, he was the closest thing we've seen to a right-handed-hitting Ted Williams. In those first nine seasons, Thomas * won a batting title, * routinely hit 40 home runs, * drew about a million walks, and * ...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  10. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Lincecum's locked up, Damon's going to get his money soon ... How am I supposed to keep coming up with material between now and Milton Bradley's first trip to the Disabled List? My first best efforts: * Here's Part 5 of Baseball Prospectus' rollou...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Hall adds one ... but not the one we thought

    Rob Neyer

    After all these years, I shouldn't be surprised anymore by Hall of Fame voters. Today I was. I didn't know how many players would be elected. I figured at least one, but probably two and possibly three. Well, it was one. And not the one I wo...

    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. Fisking the Crime Dog's candidacy

    Rob Neyer

    Yesterday in a post about the BBWAA's Hall of Fame ballot, I listed four candidates who aren't obvious (to me, anyway) ... There are four other candidates who give me pause: Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, and Dale Murphy. The first ...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  15. Vetting the BBWAA's Hall candidates

    Rob Neyer

    There are some tough ones on the BBWAA's Hall of Fame ballot this year. Sure, there are some not-so-tough ones, too. First-timers Roberto Alomar and Barry Larkin both are among the top dozen or so players at their positions, ever. That seems to me...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  16. Edgar representing for the DH's

    Rob Neyer

    Playing off a Larry Stone post (which plays off the Joe Posnanski post I linked to this morning), David Pinto makes a Hall of Fame case for Edgar Martinez: Let me get the party started. With stats by position going back to 1974, we have the careers...

    Blog | November 09, 2009