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  1. All-time draft roster: NL East

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the National League with our all-time draft rosters, the best players drafted and signed by each franchise. Remember that they didn't necessarily have to star with that team. Other divisions: AL East | AL Central | AL West Atla...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  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. Can Lance Berkman really play left field?

    Rob Neyer

    A lot of people are wondering if the Cardinals are daft for thinking Lance Berkman can be their every-day left fielder. Bernie Miklasz doesn't go that far -- Miklasz generally tends toward temperance -- but he does have some legitimate concerns: * O...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  4. Great to have Burrell back, but ...

    Rob Neyer

    The Giants have re-signed Pat Burrell, and early reports suggest it's a team-friendly deal. This speaks well of the Giants, who apparently have created a friendly environment. This speaks well of Burrell, who's apparently going to take a significa...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  5. Giants are worthy champions

    Rob Neyer

    Remember when Cliff Lee was unbeatable? Seems like a vague memory now ... While Lee matched Tim Lincecum on the scoreboard for the first six innings of Game 6, he wasn't really matching him. In the second inning, Pat Burrell lined one of Lee's ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  6. Giants faced with unattractive DH options

    Rob Neyer

    Regarding the burning question of who should DH for the Giants, Dave Cameron comes up with four possibilities: 1. Give the job to Pablo Sandoval. 2. Give the job to Pat Burrell (but who would play left field?). 3. Give the job to Aubrey Huff...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  7. Cody Ross makes Sabean look smart

    Rob Neyer

    Caught this exchange on TV, after Cody Ross hit his second home run off Roy Halladay ... Joe Buck: The Padres were trying to claim him off waivers, from the Florida Marlins. The Giants didn't want San Diego to add to their offense ... so they claim...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  8. Most of Bochy's moves have worked ... so far

    Rob Neyer

    Gary Peterson on the manager who might have outmanaged the Hall of Fame manager: Even before the first pitch of the postseason, Bruce Bochy was managing like a man who was down to his last out. Exhibit A: Barry Zito, who was left off the Giants'...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  9. Giants move on, Bobby Cox goes out

    Rob Neyer

    The better team probably won, and there's something to be said for that. Without two of their best players (Chipper Jones and Martin Prado) missing, the Braves just couldn't put as much talent on the field as the Giants. Not that talent always determ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  10. Injured Jose Guillen left off Giants' roster

    Rob Neyer

    Via Andrew Baggarly, the Giants have set their Division Series roster: The Giants released their division series roster, with one major surprise - and it wasn't the omission of Barry Zito, which we all knew was coming. Jose Guillen was left o...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  11. Aybar can't save Rays, but Shields might

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so the Tampa Bay Rays definitely win the award for Biggest Roster Problems After Just One Game: The Tampa Bay Rays removed designated hitter/outfielder Rocco Baldelli from their American League Division Series roster Thursday and added Willy...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  12. Rangers' Cliff Lee never really went away

    Rob Neyer

    The Texas Rangers' 5-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the ALDS suggests one thing you might not have known (or might have forgotten), and one thing Joe Maddon and his bosses might not have known. What you might not have known is t...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  13. Jose Guillen: the Giants' Mystery Man

    Rob Neyer

    SweetSpot Networkers Capitol Avenue Club and Bay City Ball have teamed up for a Division Series preview, and (from one of them here's CAC's third question for BCB: 3. With Andres Torres, Pat Burrell, Cody Ross, Jose Guillen, Aaron Rowand, and Nate ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  14. Explaining the surprising Giants

    Rob Neyer

    Today's a travel day, so I'll be (mostly) turning this page over to some of the SweetSpot Network bloggers. First up, Bay City Ball with a look at why the Giants have been better than expected. And the No. 1 reason? Big production from three incredib...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  15. Desperate Rangers relieve Giants of Molina

    Rob Neyer

    Yet another trade we didn't see coming, as the Giants send Bengie Molina and a cashier's check to the Rangers for reliever Chris Ray and an unnamed (and eventually forgotten) minor leaguer. Richard Durrett: The move will give the Rangers a right-han...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  16. Is Royals' DeJesus what the Giants need?

    Rob Neyer

    Would David DeJesus be a good fit with the Giants? Jon Paul Morosi suggests the parties are talking ... but only in a non-serious way: The Giants have interest in Royals outfielder David DeJesus, two major league sources said, but it doesn't appear...

    Blog | June 21, 2010