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  1. 2012 All-Star Game: First inning

    Rob Neyer

    Admit it: You didn't predict Melky Cabrera would be starting and batting second in the All-Star Game, did you? And he hits a soft one-out single to left field! That's the last time I make a crack about Melky. Joe Buck just recited a story about Al...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  2. Podcast: All-Star preview, Hall of Fame talk

    Rob Neyer

    Just like Monday night, some booing was also heard on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast as Mark Simon and I talked baseball! 1. Prince Fielder won the Home Run derby, but the story was a pair of players that did not homer. Did Robinson Cano deserve...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  3. SweetSpot's AL players to see

    Rob Neyer

    As camps open in Arizona and Florida, we put it to the SweetSpot network: Which player from your team are you most excited to watch this season, and why? First up, the answers from the American League. Baltimore Orioles: Matt Wieters Why Wiet...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Podcast: Preparing for the World Series

    Rob Neyer

    The Baseball Today podcast returned on Monday with me and Mark Simon discussing the World Series participants and how they got there, and much more! 1. The shocking Cardinals are NL champs and they certainly didn't get there with starting pitching...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  8. Stroll through the stats: RBI guys

    Rob Neyer

    Because we're nothing if not innovative here at the SweetSpot blog, we're going to combine our Monday stroll through the stats with some links of the day. As I mentioned in today's weekly look ahead, Jose Bautista's OPS+ was entering Barry Bonds ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  9. 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
  10. The Brewers' rotation in 2011

    Rob Neyer

    MLB Rumors looks at Milwaukee's 2011 rotation: The Brewers made the 2008 playoffs thanks, in large part, to a rotation led by C.C. Sabathia and Ben Sheets. Yovani Gallardo has since established himself as a frontline starter, but the Brewers have s...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  11. All-Star Hart more than summer fix

    Rob Neyer

    The most valuable, historically significant bit in this Nick Cafardo column-o-rama is the opening section about Allard Baird and his value to the Red Sox, which is gratifying in a variety of ways. I'm not going to run a clip here, because I'm hoping ...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  12. Votto's great ... but still no Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    From the ubiquitous anonymous scout (via Buster Olney), a current take on Joey Votto: "I'd give him the Barry Bonds treatment right now. I wouldn't even pitch to him. Right now, he's more dangerous than Pujols . . . if he and Pujols were in the sam...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  13. Pirates stuck with starters they've got

    Rob Neyer

    Amazing what a few lousy starts in April can do to your team ERA, huh? Dejan Kovacevic on what the Pirates can (or can't) do about their awful numbers: Of signing a free agent, Huntington said, "By the time we could sign and stretch out one of the f...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  14. Yankees whine about Brewers' whining

    Rob Neyer

    Don't you wish these guys would settle things like this with an arm-wrestling match? Or a duel? New York Yankees president Randy Levine fired an executive-level brush-back pitch at Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio. Levine's message: Stop ...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  15. Danger in the Arizona jungle

    Rob Neyer

    Did you know there's a "baseball jungle?" In Arizona, no less? As Chris Haft writes, there was today: Resorting to old-school laws of the baseball jungle, San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito plunked Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder in the back in ...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  16. Can Brewers really afford Prince Fielder?

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Begel on the the ultimate disposition of Milwaukee's large first baseman: The question that faces us is whether Prince Fielder is too big for the Milwaukee Brewers. There is, of course, no simple answer to that question. But a look at the c...

    Blog | February 16, 2010