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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. Grading the AL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    New York Yankees (29-23) For all the dithering and complaining that's been going on in the Bronx, the Yankees have the second-best record in the American League, propelled by the best offense in baseball. Russell Martin (.253/.363/.479) has been ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  3. Padres' wings, prayers not quite enough

    Rob Neyer

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There are games you analyze, and there are games you watch. The game that decided the National League West and two postseason berths was the sort of game you just watch. After 161 games, what was Bud Black supposed to do? His t...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  4. White Sox still think of Sale as starter

    Rob Neyer

    Good news for White Sox fans: Management still thinks of Chris Sale as a starting pitcher: "Well, I'm a big believer of sticking to the plan until there's a reason not to stick to the plan," said Williams, as he sat and watched batting practice in t...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  5. Second-half previews: American League

    Rob Neyer

    Today, with the help of my SweetSpot colleagues, we're taking a look at each team's priorities as we head toward the July 31 trade deadline, and beyond. First, the American League: Angels: One gets the sense that the Angels are content to sit back...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  6. White Sox shift to thoughts of 2011

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Cowley (and Kenny Williams) on the early end of the White Sox' season: It was finally a day of admittance. Forget what he told the players in a closed-door meeting a few weeks ago, White Sox general manager Ken Williams knows it's time for c...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  7. Are the Padres still Kevin Towers' team?

    Rob Neyer

    I appreciate Jake Peavy's frankness. Is he right about the Padres, though? The San Diego Padres have overachieved this season. They are 34-24, one game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. Jake Peavy, the team's former ace...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  8. Respecting John Axford

    Rob Neyer

    From Tyler Kepner's piece about what might be the last days of Trevor Hoffman: Hoffman, 42, converted just five of his first 10 save opportunities this season, and batters are hitting .339 off him. He is 1-3 with a 12.21 earned run average; the ...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  9. ChiSox not so bad, just not good enough

    Rob Neyer

    Spurred by this post, I took another look at the White Sox, who are already seven-and-a-half games out of first place and on the verge of sinking into permanent irrelevance. Yes, their offense is poor. They're 10th in the league in on-base percent...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  10. White Sox looking strong in Central?

    Rob Neyer

    Next in our look at projected standings, we turn to the Glamour Division: White Sox - 88 Twins - 82 Indians - 76 Tigers - 75 Royals - 71 There are only two numbers in the entire projected standings that surprise me: the White Sox' and the R...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Are changes afoot in San Diego?

    Rob Neyer

    According to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center, the Padres might soon have a new general manager ... In years past, the Padres have been observers of Black Monday. But could that change this Monday as the Padres continue to advance under...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  13. Kenny Williams looking ahead

    Rob Neyer

    And on the South Side, still they wait ... General manager Ken Williams said [Jake] Peavy won't start on Sept. 3 in a make-up game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field because Williams doesn't want Peavy risking injury by batting and possi...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  14. ChiSox out-splash Tigers and Twins

    Rob Neyer

    Let's offer a bit of tribute to the American League Central. It might not be the best division, but all three contenders are trying to get better this season and the Indians are trying to get better in the future (which leaves only the Royals, bu...

    Blog | July 31, 2009
  15. Buehrle reminds us (again) that he's good

    Rob Neyer

    Well, Mark Buehrle has thrown two more no-hitters than Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine. Combined. Does that mean Buehrle's a Hall of Famer someday, too? Hardly. Unless you're Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame voters pay little attention ...

    Blog | July 23, 2009
  16. A's swipe Hairston from Padres

    Rob Neyer

    From where Dave Cameron sits, the A's just stole a player from the Padres ... When I heard that the Padres had traded Scott Hairston for Craig Italiano, Ryan Webb, and a PTBNL, my first reaction was to wonder if they were trying to tank as quick...

    Blog | July 06, 2009