1. Roy Halladay is Better Than Cliff Lee

    Baseball Prospectus' Joe Sheehan has a column this morning arguing that some of Cliff Lee's success this season is due to the fact that he has faced much softer competition than his chief competitor in the AL Cy Young race, Roy Halladay...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about almost 6 years ago 221 reads 2 comments

  2. It's Do or Die for the Kansas City Royals

    Joe Posnaski's got his usual, interesting and eloquent (if not terribly focused) reflections on the major league return (and brief success) of Tony Pena Jr...

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  3. Mariners Brandon Morrow's Near No-Hitter Against the Yankees

    A few notes on a Saturday morning before the wife and I go to register for "baby stuff"... I got home from dinner at a friend's house last night to discover that the Yankees-Mariners game in Seattle was only in the 5th inning...

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  4. Brian Cashman's Days as Yankees GM May Be Numbered

    With the Yankees' poor showing in 2008, GM Brian Cashman may be on the way out. After all, the Yankee brass already has his successor under contract...

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  5. Cliff Lee Wins 20th Game of the Year: So What?

    Before I get into this, let me first say: Congratulations!The Cleveland Indians' unexpected ace, Cliff Lee, got his 20th win, against just two losses, yesterday with a five-hit shutout of the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox...

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  6. Pierzynski's Botched Run-Down Highlights Umpires' Need for Instant Replay

    One of the stranger plays in the realm of baseball occurs any time there's a run-down in a game. Rundowns, in and of themselves are interesting to watch, if not uncommon, and it's a rare baserunner who can regularly get out of such a pickle...

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  7. Carl Pavano's Injuries: Joe Torre's Fault?

    The big news in Yankeeland is that Carl Pavano is slated to start the game tomorrow. The big question, then, is: Will he get out of the fourth inning? Exactly three years and three months ago, 22 May 2005, Pavano was still looking good...

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  8. Greg Maddux Traded to Dodgers

    The San Diego Padres have reportedly traded RHP Greg Maddux to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The deal is unofficial right now, and no terms have been announced, though it's expected that the Padres will receive one or two mid-level prospects (i...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about almost 6 years ago 601 reads 2 comments

  9. Yankees All-Time Lineup: The "Moonlight Graham" Team

    For Bleacher Report's "Open Mic" feature this week, their editors suggested putting together an all-time lineup for our favorite team, which is a good idea if there's any challenge to it...

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  10. Chris Waters Orioles Debut: As Good As It Gets

    The Baltimore Orioles and their fans have not had much to be excited about in the last ten years or so. Sure, they had Cal Ripken brekaing Lou Gehrig's record, but that was a long time ago, and anyway the team was lousy by then...

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  11. Yankees Trading Deadline Review: It's Over

    I know I'm a little late to the party on this stuff, but I was on vacation for a week and a half or so, and never got a chance to comment on all of this...

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  12. Joe Blanton Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies

    In the latest move of desperation to shore up a teams' rosters for the stretch drive, and Billy Beane's latest move to rid himself of burdensome (or perhaps soon-to-be-injured) starting pitchers, ...

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  13. MLB All-Star Game Needs More Incentive

    Are they listening? Hello? Are the All-Star managers listening at all? "This One Counts." Or so we're told...

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  14. No "Cheap Seats" In New Yankee Stadium

    New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick laments the staggering increase in prices for some of the tickets to the Yankees' and Mets' new digs next year...

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  15. Rich Harden-to-Cubs Trade Analysis: Don't Think the A's Got Cheated

    Well, that didn't take long. Despite the patently transparent protestations of Cubs general manager Jim Hendry that he would not ramp up his efforts after the big CC Sabathia deal, the Chicago ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about 6 years ago 303 reads 12 comments

  16. Rich Harden-to-Cubs Trade Analysis: Don't Think the A's Got Cheated

    Well, that didn't take long.Despite the patently transparent protestations of Cubs general manager Jim Hendry that he would not ramp up his efforts after the big CC Sabathia deal, the ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about 6 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  17. Sabathia Deal Helps Both Brewers and Indians

    C.C. Sabathia, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, has apparently been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for prospects, according to various sources...

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  18. Sabathia Deal Helps Both Brewers and Indians

    C.C. Sabathia, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, has apparently been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for prospects, according to various sources...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about 6 years ago 102 reads 2 comments

  19. National League Will Win the 2008 All Star Game

    OK, so it wasn't "tomorrow" but here's my NL All-Star Ballot, for what it's worth:First Base: Berkman, L., HOUSecond Base: Uggla, D., FLAThird Base: Jones, C., ATLShortstop: Ramirez, H...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about 6 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  20. American League All Star Ballot

    Tomorrow is the last day for online All Star voting. I know because I get about two dozen emails per day telling me so. (OK, more like one.) I voted today, and thought it might be interesting to discuss why I voted as I did...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about 6 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  21. Review: Rob Neyer’s Big Book of Baseball Legends

    “Because only a good story well told is worth all this effort.”—Rob Neyer in Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends: The Truth, the Lies, and Everything Else The latest release from ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about 6 years ago 484 reads 0 comments

  22. Kansas City-Minnesota: Royals Lose 10th Straight in Epic Fashion

    Rob Neyer, Rany Jazayerli, and Joe Posnaski are complaining about the Royals losing their 10th straight game Wednesday night, and it's hard to blame them. If I were a Royals fan, I'd be complaining too...

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  23. Yankees Beat Baltimore, but Still Struggling

    Sometimes things just work out. Everything went to plan for the Yankees in Baltimore last night. After a couple of demoralizing losses to the Orioles, the good guys managed to salvage ...

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  24. Omar Vizquel's Weak Hall of Fame Case

    Rob Neyer links to a column by Henry Shulman of the San Francisco Chronicle suggesting that some writers might be thinking of voting Omar Vizquel into the Hall of Fame, once he's eligible...

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  25. New York Yankees: Rotation Issues Sorting Out; Hitting, Not So Much

    In New York, the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles last night 2-1. It's their second consecutive win after a four game losing streak...

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