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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. Just another TINSTAAPP lesson

    Rob Neyer

    We've talked about TINSTAAPP -- TINZ-tap: "There is no such thing as a pitching prospect." -- before, but I find the principle endlessly fascinating, so I was glad to find that some enterprising young fellow has compiled 21 years' worth of Baseball A...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  3. Gardenhire powerless against Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    There is a parallel dimension -- actually, an infinite number of parallel dimensions -- in which the Minnesota Twins scored four or five runs Saturday night against the New York Yankees. In this dimension, the Twins still lost the game, because the Y...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  4. Yanks' righty relievers key against Twins

    Rob Neyer

    Nick's Twins Blog asked It's About the Money, Stupid five questions about the Yankees heading into their Division Series, and here's one of them: NTB: Give us a breakdown of the Yankees bullpen. Mariano Rivera struggled a bit late in the season but ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  5. The Strasburg Story distressingly familiar

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of this disheartening news, Joe Posnanski starts making a list, which is interesting (if disheartening) except the problem is figuring out when to stop ... There is an endless list of names ... players who could have been in Cooperstown...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  6. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are hoping that Ellen DeGeneres will finally have the time to get serious about Twitter ... There won't be a vote in San Jose this November ... but next spring, maybe. At least if San Jose's mayor has his way. John Danks has arriv...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  7. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links, whatever else their differences, are all thrilled that the words "Joe Mauer" and "pinstripes" won't appear together again for a long, long time ... * Just the other day, we read that Dontrelle Willis was still a candidate for t...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  8. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were hastily assembled while I tried to figure out who Justin Bieber is and why he's so popular on Twitter ... * Via Tyler Kepner in the Times, Chad Moeller remembers a few of many, many interesting pitchers he's caught during his 10...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  9. On Wood and Wedge

    Rob Neyer

    After detailing Kerry Wood's recent (and season-long) struggles and predicting a DL stint for the Indian closer, Paneech gets to the meat of the thing: Wood is the least of the bullpen problems as bad as he has been lately, and that is a pretty ...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  10. Still tilting at pitch counts

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball Digest Daily's Jeff Polman tilts at a really big windmill ... There is an unspeakable horror at large in today's baseball world, threatening to capsize everything we hold dear about the game. I'm not talking about steroids, thou...

    Blog | May 25, 2009
  11. When drafting pitchers, beware

    Rob Neyer

    Tom Boswell offers some stark numbers about the draft: Since the MLB draft began in 1965, there have been 246 hitters who were chosen in the top 10 overall picks and 199 pitchers. So 55 percent were hitters. On 25-man squad, if 14 are players and 11...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  12. No real sure thing among National League closers

    Rob Neyer

    The Brewers' Salomon Torres is among several closers on contending teams in the National League who are far from reliable.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2008
  13. Predicting Red Sox to miss the playoffs

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer offers a look at his projected standings, which have the Red Sox missing the playoffs in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008
  14. Making sense of predicted win totals

    Rob Neyer

    Predicted wins: Where did we go wrong, what did we get right? We were close on many, but missed wildly on a half-dozen teams, writes Rob Neyer.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2006
  15. Figuring out the differences

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer reviews his least-accurate NL preseason picks and compares them to the projected end-of-the-season records.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2006
  16. Clemens' 22 greatest moments

    Rob Neyer

    In light of Roger Clemens' affinity for all things 22, Rob Neyer offers his list of the 22 greatest moments of the Rocket's career.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2006