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  1. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  2. An imaginary place for Omar Vizquel

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to the Hall of Fame, most of my ESPN.com colleagues are capable of logical, consistent thinking. Sure, we've all got our blind spots (mine is Amos Otis). But for whatever reason, on this site there's a relative shortage of fuzzy thinkin...

    Blog | January 10, 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. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are just gearing up for the Topic of the Day, more about which later ... I don't know if Steve Buckley and I see eye to eye on the Hall of Fame, but even if he votes for Jack Morris but not Jeff Bagwell, when it comes to making his ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are pacing themselves ... I'm still partial to bobbleheads, myself. But Larry's right: This is a pretty fantastic ballpark giveaway. Jason looks at the candidates for pitcher of the decade, and the choice is fairly clear (even if ...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  7. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links aren't letting a little thing like the utter lack of baseball news get in the way of having a good time ... Really nice memorial of recently departed Bill Lajoie from Lynn Henning. For you non-Insiders, Craig Calcaterra's got the ...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  8. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are ready for 2011 already ... If you don't want to listen to me about Jeff Bagwell, please listen to Peter Gammons. I'm sure that Texas Rangers management has seen and read garik16's analysis, and signed Brandon Webb anyway. We'l...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  9. O those eyes, Mize

    Rob Neyer

    Just the other day, responding to Pete Abraham's Hall of Fame ballot that omitted Jeff Bagwell, I argued (without any specific evidence) that Bagwell was the greatest first baseman between Jimmie Foxx and Albert Pujols. This elicited a short missive ...

    Blog | December 24, 2010
  10. 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
  11. Change in Hall's 2011 program

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of changes in next summer's Hall of Fame program. From the Cooperstown Crier's Eric Ahlqvist: Ford C. Frick and J.G. Taylor Spink are moving up in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend lineup, but the annual New York-Penn League game ...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  12. Will Bagwell get lost in Cooperstown crowd?

    Rob Neyer

    The Hall of Fame ballot is out there and in the hands of longtime BBWAA members (which leaves me out). In my mind there's just one big question but more on that in a moment. First the source material: Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  13. Astros flip prospect for prospect

    Rob Neyer

    Well, that was quick: Immediately after getting Anthony Goss in the Roy Oswalt deal, the Astros flipped Goss to the Blue Jays for young first baseman Brett Wallace. From the Toronto Star: Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos knows giving up Wal...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  14. Junior overstays welcome (but not by much)

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is about as graceful as it could be: "While I feel I am still able to make a contribution on the field and nobody in the Mariners front office has asked me to retire, I told the Mariners when I met with them prior to the 2009 season and ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  15. The new and improved SweetSpot Network

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so this post should have appeared yesterday, but sometimes the Fates intervene ... So we'll call this our Opening Day. Today, ESPN and SweetSpot are thrilled to announce the expansion of the SweetSpot Network that began with seven independent...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  16. 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