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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. Links: Best names in baseball history?

    Rob Neyer

    Diane over at the Value Over Replacement Grit blog needs your help: She's putting together a bracket of the 64 best names in major league history. Click here for details on submitting your suggestions to her. Great idea, Diane. Can't wait to see the ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  3. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  4. Podcast: Predictions from Eric and Keith

    Rob Neyer

    It's the day before the best day of the year and Eric and Keith go around the diamond on Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast , discussing: Who closes in Philly, Jose Contreras or Ryan Madson, with Brad Lidge out? MLB's new concussion protocols: A ...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  5. MLB considering a new Disabled List

    Rob Neyer

    A special DL, just for guys with concussions? It might happen: Major League Baseball is considering a 7-day disabled list for players with concussions. The new DL could be instituted as soon as next season, the person told the AP, speaking on condi...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  6. Add Posada to list of concussed

    Rob Neyer

    The big news here was Nick Swisher's walkoff piece. The bigger news might be this: Following the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed that Posada felt post-concussion symptoms Tuesday after getting hit by a foul ball. The star catcher sat ...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  7. Parsing Pittsburgh's P's and L's

    Rob Neyer

    As a fan -- of politics, sports, whatever -- you have to love leaks. Especially juicy leaks like the one exposing two full years of the Pirates' finances. The one showing the Pirates netted nearly $30 million in 2007 and 2008. Granted, nobody said ev...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  8. Explaining Red Sox's ratings plummet

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, here's some mildly surprising news. According to SportsBusiness Journal, the Red Sox's TV ratings this season are way, way down: The Boston Red Sox's six-year reign atop MLB's local television ratings is about to end, as the team's local number...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  9. RF platoon a plus for Mets

    Rob Neyer

    As I wrote on July 22, this is the only move that makes sense: Manuel told reporters before Sunday's game against the Braves that he planned to shift Angel Pagan to right field upon Beltran's return, displacing Francoeur, who Manuel said would sta...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  10. Are Bay and Vazquez victims of New York?

    Rob Neyer

    Have Jason Bay and Javier Vazquez succumbed to the pressure of playing in New York? Dave Cameron isn't buying it: Bay is hitting .308/.406/.508 at Citi Field, but just .246/.333/.333 on the road. He has twice as many extra base hits in front of thos...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  11. The Case of Bay's Disappearing Power

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Bay has four home runs. It just looks weird when you're looking at his career page and you see 36 followed by 4 in the home-runs column, nearly halfway into the season. His batting average, his on-base average, his sunflower-seed spitting ... a...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  12. Upon further review, Bay's D not so bad?

    Rob Neyer

    Geoff Baker on the (apparent) rehabilitation of Jason Bay's defensive reputation: But even more interesting than that information is the recent development on FanGraphs regarding how Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) scored Bay's defense. We told you back ...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  13. Was Matt Kemp really loafing in center field?

    Rob Neyer

    More on the Colletti/Kemp Affair, and Memories of Kevin Malone's takes have been both on-point and delicious. But what started all this? In the ol' mailbag I found this, from the estimable Gabriel Schechter: After watching the Dodgers against th...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  14. La Russa's marathon (over)managing

    Rob Neyer

    Leave it to Posnanski to come up with the best thing anyone's written about Tony La Russa and his 20 innings of managing: I must admit: I do get a kick out of overmanaging. Sure, mostly it's like a kick to the sternum... but there's something utter...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  15. Is Pirates' young talent good enough?

    Rob Neyer

    You know how you know things aren't going well for you? When you're thrown overboard for Hayden Penn. That's what happened to Brandon Moss today. Jenifer Langosch: Brandon Moss' time with the Pirates is likely over. The Pirates designated the [out...

    Blog | March 29, 2010
  16. Giles got late start, suffered early end

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of the news that Brian Giles has officially retired, MLB Trade Rumors sums Giles' legacy: Though he's not a household name, Giles finishes with an excellent .291/.400/.502 line in 7,835 career plate appearances for the Indians, Pirates,...

    Blog | March 15, 2010