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  1. 2012 All-Star Game: First inning

    Rob Neyer

    Admit it: You didn't predict Melky Cabrera would be starting and batting second in the All-Star Game, did you? And he hits a soft one-out single to left field! That's the last time I make a crack about Melky. Joe Buck just recited a story about Al...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  2. Podcast: All-Star preview, Hall of Fame talk

    Rob Neyer

    Just like Monday night, some booing was also heard on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast as Mark Simon and I talked baseball! 1. Prince Fielder won the Home Run derby, but the story was a pair of players that did not homer. Did Robinson Cano deserve...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  3. 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
  4. All-time draft roster: NL East

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the National League with our all-time draft rosters, the best players drafted and signed by each franchise. Remember that they didn't necessarily have to star with that team. Other divisions: AL East | AL Central | AL West Atla...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  5. The least talented team of all time

    Rob Neyer

    As a quick follow-up to my previous post: I did a search for the teams since 1950 with the fewest All-Stars at any point in their career. Obviously, every team has at least one All-Star since each team gets one representative. Only one team has had a...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  6. Stat Shots: All-Star starters factoids

    Rob Neyer

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    Blog | July 12, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  9. Podcast: Lidge, Pirates, good/bad starts

    Rob Neyer

    Eric and Mark go around the diamond on Friday's Baseball Today podcast with: Twins have a big hole to fill after Tsuyoshi Nishioka breaks his leg. Mark explains how he jinxed the Royals and Pirates. Brad Lidge out until the All-Star break. ...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  10. Angels overreact, add Wells

    Rob Neyer

    Apparently there really is one born every minute: The Los Angeles Angels, shut out in several bids to acquire free-agent hitters this winter, have acquired three-time All-Star Vernon Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Mike Nap...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  11. Bob Feller's signature? Priceless.

    Rob Neyer

    I believe that Bob Feller signed more autographs than anyone else, ever. I might be wrong about that. There might be an old soccer star in Italy, or some guy in Vermont who writes a lot of checks. But I can't imagine which American athlete would h...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  12. Why D'backs are shopping Justin Upton

    Rob Neyer

    Tim Marchman was wondering why the Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Justin Upton, and he's come up with a fairly compelling reason: Here is a filthy secret about young stars: They don't generally improve. Baseball fans have it in their mind...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  13. Braves get better, Marlins don't

    Rob Neyer

    Ooo, look! A medium-sized blockbuster! The Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins for utilityman Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn on Tuesday in the first trade of the general managers' meetings. --sn...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  14. Saying goodbye to Negro Leagues great

    Rob Neyer

    I just heard the bad news: Artie Wilson died yesterday. Who was Artie Wilson? Probably one of the greatest baseball players you've never heard of. Wilson, a star on the Portland Beavers who is still regarded as the last player to hit .400 for a ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  15. Reds' bench keys surprising season

    Rob Neyer

    When pondering the National League Central's shiny new champions, it's hard to miss Cincinnati's hitting stars: Joey Votto, Scott Rolen, and Jay Bruce. If you like a power/speed combination, you've probably appreciate Drew Stubbs. The Reds have just ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  16. September awards watch

    Rob Neyer

    The races for the major individual awards remain hotly contested. Who are the leaders with less than two weeks to go in the regular season?

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2010