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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. Podcast: Law! Sheehan! Eggs!

    Rob Neyer

    Keith Law and Joe Sheehan of Sports Illustrated joined forces for Friday's Baseball Today podcast. Among the topics: 1. The scary story of Wilson Ramos getting kidnapped in Venezuela. 2. Are the Marlins serious about going after Jose Reyes and ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  4. Time to make some revised predictions

    Rob Neyer

    I will not hide. In fact, I write this post knowing Phillies fans will gladly take the opportunity to throw cheesesteaks at me. Yes, I'm revisiting my preseason predictions. AL playoff teams Original prediction: Red Sox, White Sox, Rangers, ...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  5. Podcast: Indians will stay in the race

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume joined forces on Friday's Baseball Today podcast. Among their items of discussion: 1. The Blue Jays-Yankees game on Thursday was crazy and the guys wonder how much the Yanks will miss Alex Rodriguez. 2. Steve exp...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  6. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Braves' Heyward already a legend?

    Rob Neyer

    This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. - "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" So far, the biggest story in spring training is the kid whose home runs break cars. When manager Bobby Cox said that the Braves will proba...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  9. Minaya's 1B plans straight from Bizarro World

    Rob Neyer

    Omar Minaya couldn't let all the warm, fuzzy feelings about Jose Reyes and Johan Santana percolate for just a few more days? Brian Costa with the weird news: Three days before Mets pitchers and catchers report to camp, Omar Minaya is already settle...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  10. Signing Bay continues disturbing pattern

    Rob Neyer

    A bit of (seeming) trivia from Jeff Passan: before Omar Minaya signed Jason Bay, he traded him for Lou Collier ... and before the Mets signed Jason Bay, they traded him (and Bobby Jones and Josh Reynolds) for Steve Reed (and Jason Middlebrook). Wh...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  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. Mets need another miracle

    Rob Neyer

    The Mets are six-and-a-half games out of first place in the National League East, behind three teams. The Mets are six-and-a-half games out of first place in the wild-card standings, behind seven teams. The Mets have been outscored by 33 runs. They h...

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  13. Meet the Mets! Fix the Mets!

    Rob Neyer

    The Times' Jay Schreiber wants your help to help the Mets: Does anyone have any suggestions for the woebegone Mets? Send Daniel Murphy back to the minor leagues so that he can actually learn to play a position rather than engage in this somewh...

    Blog | June 29, 2009
  14. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were cobbled together while sending my heartiest psychic congratulations to David Ortiz and Brent Leach ... * I'm not sure if you guys visit Page 2 as often as you should ... If not, you simply must see Jim Caple's la...

    Blog | May 21, 2009
  15. Thinking about trading Jose Reyes

    Rob Neyer

    The Mets are looking pretty good right now, but John Harper wondered last week about the Mets' next move, should they fail yet again to make the playoffs this year. Reyes The myth the Mets have tried to sel...

    Blog | May 18, 2009
  16. Rob Neyer: Death of the stolen base?

    Rob Neyer

    The stolen base is far from dead in today's game. Simply put, it's among the many tools used to score runs.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2009