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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. Does Kevin Brown have Cooperstown case?

    Rob Neyer

    After spending most of a column arguing that Kevin Brown's seven-year, $105 million contract wasn't nearly as bad as we think (which is true), Dan Rosenheck concludes on a more lasting matter: Brown has a much stronger case for inclusion in quite a ...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  3. Rangers' Lee claims spot among greats

    Rob Neyer

    It's premature to suggest that Cliff Lee is having the greatest postseason in the history of postseasons; in 1905, Christy Mathewson started three World Series games and pitched three shutouts. Randy Johnson carried the Diamondbacks in 2001. Et ceter...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  4. Revisiting Jack Morris's brilliant Game 7

    Rob Neyer

    With Cliff Lee's next gem just around the corner, here's some e-mail about a related subject: Rob, I just wanted to drop you a line regarding your recent Top Ten postseason pitching performances. Interesting, naturally, but I was quite surprised yo...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  5. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Continuing our second-half previews, with a wealth of help from the SweetSpot Network ... Astros: They need a lot of things to break their way to have a respectable second half, but two needs particularly stand out. First, the heart of the order ...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  6. Only the Nats can limit Strasburg

    Rob Neyer

    Like the rest of us, Murray Chass wants to see as much of Stephen Strasburg as possible. But with Nationals president Stan Kasten suggesting that Strasburg will throw only 100-110 innings in the majors this season, we're probably not going to see him...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  7. If there's one sure thing, it's Cardinals

    Rob Neyer

    Craig's running through big questions for each team, and here's the Cardinals: The big question: Is Albert Pujols' supporting cast good enough to help him win it all? This isn't exactly a "big" question as much as it is the question that has bee...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  8. Smoltz giving up mound for booth?

    Rob Neyer

    Does this press release mean that John Smoltz is officially retiring? TBS, exclusive home of the 2010 Major League Baseball League Division Series (LDS) and American League Championship Series (ALCS), announced today broadcast teams for the network...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  9. Will John Smoltz pitch in 2010?

    Rob Neyer

    Gosh, I'd hate to see him go out like this, without a farewell tour or anything. From MLB Trade Rumors: SmoltzFree agent pitcher John Smoltz was noncommittal in his talk with Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In reference ...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Will Wakefield be back in 2010?

    Rob Neyer

    Good news for fans of 43-year-old knuckleball pitchers. From MLB Trade Rumors: WEEI's Rob Bradford reports that Tim Wakefield is set to have surgery on the herniated disc in his back next week, likely on Wednesday. Why is this good news? Not ...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  13. Arroyo blames dirty old cap

    Rob Neyer

    Oh, those Cardinals. Always trying to stir something up ... After Bronson Arroyo held the St. Louis Cardinals to one run in a 6-1 Reds win Wednesday night, a Cardinals coach accused the pitcher of cheating. Cardinals starter John Smoltz said he ha...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  14. Why do Red Sox want Billy Wagner?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, the Red Sox finally got their man. But why did they want their man? Before Billy Wagner officially joined the Sox, here's what Nick Cafardo wrote: Wagner, who has returned ahead of schedule from that Tommy John surgery, threw a successful ...

    Blog | August 25, 2009
  15. Cardinals add Hall of Famer

    Rob Neyer

    From The Sporting News, a bit of insta-analysis of Cardinals' signing of John Smoltz: Smoltz The 42-year-old righthander is expected to serve as the Cardinals' fifth starter, though he eventually could ...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  16. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are presented purely for the purposes of entertainment; please, no wagering ... * Why did the Royals send Alex Gordon to Triple-A? No, he hasn't played well since coming off the DL. But Rany Jazayerli wonders if the timin...

    Blog | August 19, 2009