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  1. Clearing the bases: Concerns about Gio

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Great win, bad start. The Nationals pulled out a wild 11-10 victory over the Brewers in 11 innings, scoring six runs off the Brewers bullpen duo of Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford (how terrible have those two been?). But cause for con...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Podcast: Hall of Fame talk, hot prospects

    Rob Neyer

    I had an excellent time talking baseball with Keith Law on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. (What, you wanted us to break down LeBron James and Kevin Durant?) The show may have run a little long, but trust me, it's worth the listen! 1. With Troy...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Diamondbacks consider ballpark changes

    Rob Neyer

    Are the Diamondbacks going to do something about all those home runs? Nick Piecoro: Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said the club is "looking at everything" in hopes of creating a neutral playing environment - or at least one that doesn't skew so hea...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  7. Rockies lock up Helton (almost) forever

    Rob Neyer

    Will Todd Helton spend his whole career with the Rockies? The odds just got a lot better: The Colorado Rockies and Helton agreed on Thursday to a two-year, $9.9 million contract extension that runs through the 2013 season. The first baseman als...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  8. No surprises so far

    Rob Neyer

    From the Department of the Obvious: Oddsmakers in Las Vegas have picked the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals as favorites to meet in the World Series and think New York has an overwhelming chance to win its first title since 2000. The ...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  9. Hammel deal keyed Rockies' run

    Rob Neyer

    Tyler Hissey on the the deal that put the Rockies in the playoffs: Back in April, I wrote an article about the Tampa Bay Rays' decision to part ways with right-hander Jason Hammel. Hammel was out of options, making him expendable in pitching-ri...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  10. Worrying about the Dodgers

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so it's a little odd that the Dodgers just can't seem to clinch their (inevitable) division title. And it's a little strange that they were one-hit by a trio of Padres Tuesday night. Still, the Dodgers have clinched a postseason berth...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  11. Rich teams cleaning up (again)

    Rob Neyer

    Bob Nightengale on MLB's money problem: Baseball organizations have been reminded that the game's most powerful component often is a fat wallet. If the regular season ended today, seven of the top nine highest-paid teams would be in the pl...

    Blog | September 05, 2009
  12. Are these Rockies for real?

    Rob Neyer

    From some years, I've struggled to understand something called "Skills Ownership," as explained annually in Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster: Once a player displays a skill, he owns it. That display could occur at any time -- ear...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  13. Rockies hot ... but good, too?

    Rob Neyer

    Bob Nightengale on the planet's hottest baseball team: It makes no sense, but then again, neither did their magical run in the fall of 2007. The Colorado Rockies, one of the worst teams in baseball the first two months of the season, have sudd...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  14. MLB Draft -- Stephen Strasburg stands alone, even compared to pas...

    Keith Law

    Stephen Strasburg's numbers show he is in a league of his own, even compared to past top pitching prospects who did not pan out.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  15. It's for, you know, the kids!

    Rob Neyer

    Bill Shaikin on baseball and the economy and the kids (who are, as you might have heard, our future): The Dodgers now offer a small bottle of water for $3.75, not just a large bottle for $5.75. The Angels sell kids' tickets for $3 for some games...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  16. Battle of the Budgets (Day 5)

    Our four baseball experts -- Steve Phillips, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and Rob Neyer -- wrap up the draft and get ready for the seven-game simulation change.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2009