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  1. Celebrity Cage Match: Pedroia vs. Cano

    Rob Neyer

    George King talked to a bunch of scouts (and the always objective Reggie Jackson) and the decision was nearly unanimous: the American League's best second baseman is Robinson Cano rather than Dustin Pedroia ... To be fair, Cano benefits from hittin...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  2. No. 5 Starter Watch: Reds (status quo)

    Rob Neyer

    It looks like the Reds are taking this one to the wire (if not beyond). From The decision on the Reds fifth starter was made no easier by Wednesday's performances by Travis Wood and Mike Leake. The two were competiting for the fifth s...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  3. First-guessing Jim Leyland

    Rob Neyer

    At this writing, the Tigers have been smashed by the White Sox and the Twins are thoroughly smashing the Royals. In the midst of all this, Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt Mensching skips ahead to Game 161: Why does everyone keep insulting the decision ...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  4. Tribe had to let Wedge go

    Rob Neyer

    Let's Go Tribe! on the (perhaps) too-long-delayed firing of Eric Wedge: The decision to do nothing appears even more damning in retrospect. We now know, especially following the trades of Lee and Martinez, that the Indians were operating on a c...

    Blog | September 30, 2009
  5. Cubs' Jim Hendry speaks

    Rob Neyer

    From David Laurila's recent interview with Jim Hendry ($): DL: When the decision was made to sign Milton Bradley, were you, [manager of baseball information Chuck] Wasserstrom, [assistant general manager Randy] Bush, and Lou Piniella all on the ...

    Blog | July 13, 2009
  6. Meche's retirement benefits Royals

    Rob Neyer

    Gil Meche is retiring? "After a lot of thinking and prioritizing of issues in my life, I have decided to retire from baseball. As a competitor my entire life this is the hardest decision that I've ever faced, but it's not fair to me, my family or t...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  7. Is Sanchez still Giants' Game 7 starter?

    Rob Neyer

    Tim Kawakami on a Game 7 decision the Giants really hope they don't have to make: After losing 4-2 on Saturday, the Giants must beat Texas in two of the next three games, or else the series will reach Game 7, when [Jonathan] Sanchez is scheduled to ...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  8. Rangers have three ways to lose

    Rob Neyer

    From Joe Sheehan's (subscriber-only) newsletter, just a bit of his cogent pre-Series analysis: Ron Washington seems intent on starting Vladimir Guerrero in right field in games played without a DH, a decision that makes his team worse. Guerrero was...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  9. This time maybe Mets can't go wrong

    Rob Neyer

    Calcaterra on the Mets' latest machinations: I suppose a well-considered decision is better than an impulsive one, but it does seem like the Mets are taking their sweet time on this GM thing. The team just sent out an e-mail to fans saying that the...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  10. Enjoying Game 4 rather than analyzing

    Rob Neyer

    You want to second-guess Charlie Manuel? You want to pick a single moment or decision that determined the outcome of Game 4? Good luck. There were 11 pitchers, and 321 pitches. There were 23 hitters, and 79 plate appearances (including three hi...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  11. Rangers' manager sits on hands (again)

    Rob Neyer

    I know I said I would lay off Ron Washington. Really, though? Washington's decision to start Matt Treanor in Game 5 was ... questionable, at best. But we might at least understand the rationale: Treanor began serving as C.J. Wilson's personal c...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  12. Making sense of Bochy's decision

    Rob Neyer

    When I wasn't paying attention, Bruce Bochy mixed up his pitching rotation, flip-flopping Jonathan Sanchez and Matt Cain, with Sanchez starting Game 2 and Cain Game 3. According to Andrew Baggarly, "There are plenty of reasons why this makes sense...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  13. Postseason roster questions: NL Edition

    Rob Neyer

    In the second part of our two-part series, we look at the tough personnel decisions faced next week by National League postseason contenders ... Braves: With Takashi Saito's shoulder seemingly healed, the Braves have six of their seven postseason ...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  14. Postseason roster questions: AL Edition

    Rob Neyer

    With the American League playoff teams set, we asked our SweetSpot Network bloggers to address each club's biggest roster decision entering their Division Series ... Rays: The Rays' uneven play in September seemingly leaves several big decisions h...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  15. Revisiting the Tigers' $18 million decision

    Rob Neyer

    As promised, from Jon Heyman's (previously linked) best decisions of the last year: 11. The Tigers' decision to let Magglio Ordonez's contract vest Ordonez's $18 million extension for 2010 was tied to at-bats and games started and it looked like...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  16. Umps make rare decision in Kansas City

    Rob Neyer

    This might not have made SportsCenter last night, but there was a really, really interesting play in last night's Astros-Royals game: The Royals had trouble against Myers early, even after benefiting from a rare overturned call. The play came wit...

    Blog | June 18, 2010