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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. Will Barry Larkin save the Hall in 2012?

    Rob Neyer

    This will be a good year for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Oh, it won't be a great year. Not a year like 1999, when first-ballot enshrinees Nolan Ryan, George Brett, and Robin Yount packed the house. Not a year like 2014, when Ups...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  5. Hard choices about living players

    Rob Neyer

    Inspired by Stan Musial's 90th, Derrick Goold sets out to make a list of the 10 greatest living players ... Start with the sainted trinity of Musial, Mays and Aaron and then . . . where? Longevity like Nolan Ryan's has to be considered, but so too ...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  6. NL Gold Gloves hold few surprises

    Rob Neyer

    In the National League, five of this year's Gold Gloves went to Cardinals and Reds, and they happen to be arrayed in and around the infield. So let's start there ... Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo throws right-handed, but that doesn't seem to help th...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  7. Roy Halladay a wolf among kittens

    Rob Neyer

    For your consideration, a list: Johnny Vander Meer Allie Reynolds Virgil Trucks Don Larsen Nolan Ryan Those are the only men who have thrown two no-hitters in one calendar year or thrown a postseason no-hitter. Roy Halladay just became t...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  8. My advice to Trevor Hoffman

    Rob Neyer

    If I hope that Trevor Hoffman never saves another game, does that make me a bad person? I like round numbers. They're easier to remember. I'll never remember exactly how many games Greg Maddux or Randy Johnson won. But I'll never forget that L...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  9. The meaning of Trevor Cahill

    Rob Neyer

    Preparatory to a larger (and future) discussion about how we should talk about Cy Young candidates, Dave Cameron introduces a highly relevant subject: One comment that keeps arising, however, is about the correlation between Trevor Cahill's BABIP a...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  10. Tigers' Scherzer just another figure filbert

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke aren't the only pitchers who look at non-traditional statistics on their laptops in the clubhouse. Max Scherzer might have an ugly ERA, but at least he's paying attention. Steve Kornacki: What fans might not rea...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Is Strasburg already as good as Seaver?

    Rob Neyer

    The Hardball Times has just re-released its pitcher projections, including a big fix. And as David Gassko notes, there's a small bombshell in there: "Note that even after fixing the pitcher MLEs, Stephen Strasburg still projects for a 2.86 ERA this s...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  13. Slowey pitching with new wrist

    Rob Neyer

    Sure, Kevin Slowey's ready for a nice comeback this season. Well, except for those two hunks of metal in his wrist. David Dorsey: Slowey described his wrist surgery as a reconstruction. He has a scar on the outside part of his wrist that glowed pi...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Rob Neyer: Battle of the Decades (1990s vs. 2000s)

    Rob Neyer

    Which decade produced better players, the 1990s or 2000s? At least in this simulated series, the old guys get the last laugh.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2009