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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. Reds bolster weak-hitting outfield

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, a Hall of Fame-caliber player was just traded to a contender! Jim Edmonds has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for outfielder Chris Dickerson. --snip-- The Reds host one of Edmonds' former teams, ...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  6. Hidden All-Stars: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Continuing (and finishing) our heralded two-part series about under-the-radar All-Star candidates, and with a great deal of help from SweetSpot Network bloggers ... Astros: Michael Bourn Bourn's .257 batting average can make him easy to overlook,...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  7. Another team learns another hard lesson

    Rob Neyer

    If you're a Brewers fan, today's a happy day: The Milwaukee Brewers have released struggling pitcher Jeff Suppan during the final year of the richest contract in team history.But his numbers steadily declined in Milwaukee and he went 29-36 with a 5...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  8. Brewers blog joins network, questions Macha

    Rob Neyer

    We're pleased to announce another addition to the SweetSpot Network: Jack Moore's Disciples of Uecker, covering (naturally) the Milwaukee Brewers. Jack also writes at FanGraphs and formerly wrote for Beyond the Box Score. A junior at the University o...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Wishing a happy 47th to 'Nails'

    Rob Neyer

    In honor of Lenny Dykstra's 47th, SPORTSbyBROOKS, offers this heartening update: Case you don't know, Dykstra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last July, listing fewer than $50,000 in assets against $10 to $50 million dollars in liabilities. But ...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  12. The meaning of Randy Wolf (Part 1)

    Rob Neyer

    Along with news of today's big deal, a bit of analysis: Another one bites the dust. An already weak crop of free agent starters just took another hit as left-hander Randy Wolf has reportedly inked a three-year deal deal worth just under $30 m...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  13. Is Rick Peterson a miracle worker?

    Rob Neyer

    As R.J. Anderson notes, the Milwaukee Brewers have a new pitching coach: World-renowned pitching coach/guru Rick Peterson, after a hiatus, is back in baseball as the Brewers new pitching coach. He's got some serious work to do, as the Brewers pitch...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  14. Fielder's finish irked Giants

    Rob Neyer

    Andrew Baggarly on what's been described as the greatest home-run celebration, ever: The Milwaukee Brewers are finished playing the Giants this season, which is probably good for Prince Fielder's health. You've probably seen the stunt ...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  15. 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
  16. 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