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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. Podcast: Futures Game recap, All-Star news

    Rob Neyer

    Happy Monday! Keith Law and I gathered in downtown Kansas City on Monday morning to tape the latest Baseball Today podcast, talking all things All-Star! 1. Offense was the story in Sunday's Futures Game, as the World team struggled to pitch, and q...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  3. 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
  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. Bucs' Alvarez not among RoY candidates

    Rob Neyer

    Among the reasons to be (guardedly) optimistic about the Pirates' future: farm products Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen, and Jose Tabata, all of whom are shy of 25 -- in Walker's case, barely; in Tabata's case, by a lot -- and have held ...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  6. Oswalt racing clock for franchise record

    Rob Neyer

    Bernardo Fallas on a game that might remain in the memories of Astros fans for a long, long time: If this was Roy Oswalt's farewell performance as the Astros' ace at Minute Maid Park, he made sure to make it one to remember. If it was an auditio...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  7. Lee throws strikes, should leave M's

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Passan on Cliff Lee, who figures to be our second-most famous pitcher until he's traded: The team that acquired him during the offseason, the Seattle Mariners, are a disaster - 24-39, worse than every team but the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsbu...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  8. No. 5 Starter Watch: Pirates

    Rob Neyer

    Rest easy, Nation. All those burning questions about the Piratical rotation have finally been answered. Alan Dell: All Daniel McCutchen wanted was an opportunity. He never asked for anything else, though he knew in his line of work promises can't b...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  9. As a Pirate, McLouth was flying blind

    Rob Neyer

    In the middle of Nate McLouth (and his chronicler) ripping the Pirates for doing what they really had to do -- trading veterans like McLouth and Nady and all the rest of them -- there's this little nugget: Last season, McLouth hit .256 with 20 home...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  10. Remembering Indians SS George Strickland

    Rob Neyer

    I saw an obituary in the Times yesterday for George Strickland, a player in the 1950s: Strickland played 10 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950-52) and Cleveland Indians (1952-57, 1959-60). A defensive specialist, he led American League shorts...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  11. Brewers losing on field, winning at gate

    Rob Neyer

    I suppose it's not going to make anyone's list of 2009's biggest stories, but it's worth noting what the Brewers have accomplished this season. No, not in the standings. There, they're also-rans. Rather, at the box office: The Mi...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  12. Mariners, Rangers unlikely contenders

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Steve Buffum One of the more intriguing matchups yesterday featured Seattle and Texas, two teams that weren't supposed to be serious contenders. On April 1, you wouldn't have found many people signing up to watch Ian Snell vs. Scot...

    Blog | August 03, 2009
  13. Red Sox trade for 1B LaRoche?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is weird: Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Red Sox have traded for first baseman Adam LaRoche of the Pittsburgh Pirates. LaRoche is a power-hitting first baseman who has averaged 24.5 homers over the pa...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  14. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links began as essays, were distilled to Tweets, then fed protein shakes on their way to becoming full-grown Filberts ... * I recently equated Vernon Wells' contract with Alex Rios' contract. As Dave Cameron points out -- mer...

    Blog | July 10, 2009
  15. McLouth bolsters Braves

    Rob Neyer

    Usually I just love deals like this: McLouth The Braves acquired All-Star center fielder Nate McLouth from the Pittsburgh Pirates for three minor leaguers on Wednesday, a move to beef up Atlanta's offense i...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  16. Really??? (National edition)

    Rob Neyer

    Next up: the National League edition of Really? (And if it seems like there are more Reallys in the National League, maybe that's my pro-AL bias or maybe it helps explain why the NL gets run over by the AL in the interleague games every year.) ...

    Blog | May 22, 2009