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  1. Clearing the bases: Underrated Vogelsong

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Vogelsong victorious. Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong had another quality start in a 7-1 victory over the Padres -- seven innings, four hits, one run -- improving to 8-4 with a 2.26 ERA. Vogelsong now has 17 quality starts in 18 starts...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Would Ichiro be the Hit King?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has a post on Pete Rose, his 4,256 hits and unbreakable records. Which leads me to this set of facts: 1. Ichiro Suzuki has 2,488 hits with the Mariners. 2. Suzuki had 1,278 hits in Japan. That's 3,766 "major league" hits for S...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  4. Links: Phillies IF, Clay Buchholz, Morneau

    Rob Neyer

    Links to check out from around the SweetSpot network (and a couple other places): The Royals apparently made a lot of money last season. Bill Baer examines the pros and cons of some potential trade targets if the Phillies decide to add infield ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  5. Links: Storylines to watch, Angels bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Recommended reading for Tuesday ... One of my favorite pieces of the season: Colleague Jim Caple reveals all the early spring training storylines. The Astros will be wearing their old Colt .45s throwback jerseys this year. However, as Paul Luka...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  6. Links: The problem with Jason Heyward

    Rob Neyer

    Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ... There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to simila...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  7. AL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    As the second half kicks off, our SweetSpot Network weighs in with a quick look at the state of each team and what to expect in the second half. Boston Red Sox (55-35, +111 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  8. Podcast: Robin Ventura talks CWS

    Rob Neyer

    I'd argue that whenever SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield co-hosts the Baseball Today Podcast that's all the reason you need to listen, but Thursday's show was indeed a particularly special one, because ... 1. Former All-Star third basem...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  9. Grading the AL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    New York Yankees (29-23) For all the dithering and complaining that's been going on in the Bronx, the Yankees have the second-best record in the American League, propelled by the best offense in baseball. Russell Martin (.253/.363/.479) has been ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  10. AL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was supposed to start the year in the minors but injuries to Baltimore's rotation forced his promotion. In five starts he is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA. He is a ground ball pitcher (57.3 GB percent) who has already induced fi...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  11. Does Jose Lopez deserve another shot?

    Rob Neyer

    The Mariners already declined their $5 million option on Jose Lopez for next season. Now it seems they're going to non-tender him, too, essentially making him a free agent. Prior to this latest news, Geoff Baker detailed the Mariners' thinking abo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  12. After 34 seasons, M's lose their Voice

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this was a real kick in the pants: In the decades since the Mariners inaugural 1977 season, the team had hundreds of players, 17 managers, multiple owners. But there was only one Dave Niehaus. The Mariners broadcaster since the beginnin...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  13. Almost everything went wrong for M's

    Rob Neyer

    My friend Bill writes: By the way, you've got to love the Mariners' story. The wussy way out is to say, "No one could have seen this coming!" 513 runs and a 79 OPS+. That's like a team of Bud Harrelsons.And better yet, there is really little hope in...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  14. Maybe this 'loss' is really a win

    Rob Neyer

    The Mariners lost today, 1-0. Felix Hernandez lost today, 1-0. This doesn't sit well with Aaron Gleeman: Hernandez is now 12-12 despite a league-best 2.31 ERA in a league-high 242 innings. Clearly he just doesn't "know how to win." After all, if...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  15. The King of the American League

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Rosenberg on the Cy Young race that's probably already been won: And then there's the case of King Felix. He is, quite simply, the best pitcher in the AL, if not all of MLB right now. Except he's lacking one thing: wins. It's entirely possible...

    Blog | September 06, 2010
  16. M's still facing questions about prospect

    Rob Neyer

    Mariners prospect Josh Lueke has some crazy strikeout numbers in the minors. He's also got some crazy baggage, and a lot of people are still trying to figure out what the Mariners knew before they traded for him, and when they knew it. Geoff Baker (w...

    Blog | September 02, 2010