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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Someone liked the Giants in March

    Rob Neyer

    When the Giants won the National League West, my mind flashed back to something that Craig Wright wrote, right around Opening Day. When the Giants won the World Series, I asked Craig if I could reprint a portion of that essay. He said yes. Remember, ...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  6. Is Barry Zito on the trading block?

    Rob Neyer

    Now that he's won a World Series, is Brian Sabean's next order of business to trade his highest-paid player? Barry Zito has fallen to fifth in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation, but General Manager Brian Sabean said he has no plans to ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  7. Can Giants thank steroids for Cody Ross?

    Rob Neyer

    In retrospect, maybe we should have seen this one coming ... San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team's postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Ti...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  8. Giants find easiest way to win: Play better

    Rob Neyer

    Did Bruce Bochy out-manage Ron Washington in Game 1? Not really. Cliff Lee gave up seven runs, and there wasn't any obvious point at which Washington should have removed Lee before most of the damage was done. With any other pitcher, maybe? But Le...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Did Giants blow it with Buster Posey?

    Rob Neyer

    If the Giants fall short (just somewhat likely) or Buster Posey doesn't win the Rookie of the Year Award (quite likely), a fair number of people (including me) are never going to forget that Posey didn't join the Giants this season until almost June....

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  11. Giants add to their stable of DHs

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like Brian Sabean is adding to his collection of veteran DHs (which would be less odd if they used DHs in the league the Giants play in). Enrique Rojas: The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants worked early Friday to complete a trade th...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  12. On being wrong (about the Giants)

    Rob Neyer

    As I'm on a train speeding toward McCovey Cove, this seems a good time -- no, rather it's the perfect time -- to wonder if I was wrong about the San Francisco Giants. See, I thought they were going to finish in fourth place. I had them behind the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  13. A (small) crime in San Francisco

    Rob Neyer

    Monday night in the bottom of the eighth inning, Bengie Molina hit a two-run homer, giving him four RBI in the game. In the top of the ninth, we heard (and saw) this on TV ... Mike Krukow: "Well, it happened tonight. We showed you early on, he was...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  14. Red Sox pluck utilityman from Giants

    Rob Neyer

    Of all the moves I expected today, this wasn't one: The Boston Red Sox on Friday acquired infielder Kevin Frandsen from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. The 27-year-old Frandsen, who has played second ...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  15. Shake tree, find banjo-hitting infielder

    Rob Neyer

    Emmanuel Burriss broke his foot. A surgeon fixed it. He -- the baseball player, not the surgeon -- will be out of action until the middle of June. This is bad news for Burriss. It's not clear that it's such terrible news for Burriss' employers, the S...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  16. A year later, A's still in limbo

    Rob Neyer

    Did you hear the news about the possible relocation of the Athletics? If not, don't worry; the news isn't new: Baseball commissioner Bud Selig met with Oakland Athletics officials on Sunday in regard to a new stadium but said there is no timetable ...

    Blog | March 23, 2010