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  1. Bill James doesn't like groundball pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    Rob Neyer of SB Nation has an interesting post on a column Bill James wrote for Bill James online, where James sort of suggests we're all overrating groundball pitchers a little bit. Here's the link to Rob's piece, and the link to Bill's original pie...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  2. Should Phillies be worried about Halladay?

    Rob Neyer

    When you're Roy Halladay and you've gone 77-37 with a 2.59 ERA over the past four seasons, including one Cy Young Award and two second-place finishes, even a small blip in dominance sends sweat dripping down the foreheads of Phillies fans. Hallada...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Lee puts 'mystery team' back on top

    Rob Neyer

    First thing's first: One of my fellow BBWAA members has taken a fair amount of punishment these past few days, for repeatedly referencing some "mystery team" that's been in the hunt for Cliff Lee. Well, the Phillies were a mystery, and a well-kept...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  6. Votto's fine MVP choice ... but so is Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    I don't know that there's a great deal of suspense regarding today's announcement of the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. We had 19 voters in the SweetSpot Network Awards, and 15 of them went for Joey Votto. The other four first-place...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  7. Johnson almost lost in Cy Young shuffle

    Rob Neyer

    The National League Cy Young balloting has seemed like a foregone conclusion for some time. Which, in the event, it was. In the SweetSpot Network balloting, Roy Halladay was the unanimous choice: 19 ballots, 19 first-place votes for Halladay. More...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  8. This time, Giants' trade-off betrays them

    Rob Neyer

    Both managers made minor, ultimately irrelevant gaffes in the Phillies' 4-2 win in Game 5. Charlie Manuel went back to bunching Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the lineup, which made it a lot easier for Javier Lopez to get through the eighth inning...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  9. We've got our Game 4 scapegoat

    Rob Neyer

    Well, apparently we needed a goat for the Phillies' loss in Game 4. And the first place to look is usually the manager ... As it turned out, Charlie Manuel's mistake wasn't putting his faith in Joe Blanton for Game 4. It was losing faith in Blanton...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  10. Phillies same team that scored plenty all season

    Rob Neyer

    Following the Giants' blanking of the Phillies in Game 3, you might be wondering something along the lines of, "What's wrong with these Phillies? They're supposed to have this great lineup, and they can't score any runs? If it wasn't for Roy Halladay...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  11. Podcast: Neyer on Roy Halladay, NYY-TEX

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer shares his thoughts on Roy Halladay, Yankees-Rangers and more....

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  12. MLB Playoffs: Top 10 postseason pitching performances of all time...

    Rob Neyer

    Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum turned in two of the top 10 greatest postseason performances of all time. But No. 1 might surprise you.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2010
  13. Is Roy Halladay this century's best pitcher?

    Rob Neyer

    Jerry Green wasn't quite as impressed by Roy Halladay's no-hitter as you might have been ... And the TV announcers, in their glorious ignorance, proclaimed: "Roy Halladay has just pitched the first no-hitter in the postseason since Don Larsen's ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  14. Was Lincecum better than Halladay?

    Rob Neyer

    Give Dan Rosenheck credit: The man knows how to ruffle feathers. The most impressive start of the postseason so far? Maybe not the one you think ... As a result, the only ways for most pitchers to reduce the number of hits they allow are to avoi...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  15. Braves helpless against Giants' strikeout machine

    Rob Neyer

    It's sort of hard to believe that Tim Lincecum threw only one shutout during the regular season. But then, shutouts are something of a lost art. Last year Lincecum threw only two shutouts ... and tied for the National League lead (with four other ...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  16. Roy Halladay a wolf among kittens

    Rob Neyer

    For your consideration, a list: Johnny Vander Meer Allie Reynolds Virgil Trucks Don Larsen Nolan Ryan Those are the only men who have thrown two no-hitters in one calendar year or thrown a postseason no-hitter. Roy Halladay just became t...

    Blog | October 06, 2010