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Fenway
02-01-2011, 03:28 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2011/2/1/1967537/rob-neyer-joins-sb-nation-becomes-part-of-us-not-them

Certainly a curious move

downstairs
02-01-2011, 03:55 PM
Wow. Wonder why.

A few years ago he was nice enough to link to and post some nice words about a baseball related site I do in his ESPN.com column.

DirtySox
02-01-2011, 03:58 PM
Neyer is an amazing writer. Glad to see him step away from the abomination that is ESPN. He will be writing for SBNation now which is fantastic. It's a much more informed, intelligent, and active community.

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2011/2/1/1967537/rob-neyer-joins-sb-nation-becomes-part-of-us-not-them

WhiteSox5187
02-01-2011, 03:58 PM
I am probably in the minority on this, but I couldn't stand Neyer. He was a guy who never understood the game beyond strictly the numbers and while I am not denying that stats aren't a useful way to help try and comprehend the game, there is so much more to it than that and he never saw that side of it.

Fenway
02-01-2011, 04:21 PM
Neyer is an amazing writer. Glad to see him step away from the abomination that is ESPN. He will be writing for SBNation now which is fantastic. It's a much more informed, intelligent, and active community.

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2011/2/1/1967537/rob-neyer-joins-sb-nation-becomes-part-of-us-not-them

But do they have any money behind them?

The hardcores will find him but he will lose a lot of readers....

downstairs
02-01-2011, 04:26 PM
I am probably in the minority on this, but I couldn't stand Neyer. He was a guy who never understood the game beyond strictly the numbers and while I am not denying that stats aren't a useful way to help try and comprehend the game, there is so much more to it than that and he never saw that side of it.

Fair enough. I never read him for analysis, but more for the amazing "weird stats" he'd come up with every week. He was able to dig out some pretty wild things that had happened. Which- even if you're not a numbers guy when it comes to "meaning"... is part of the fun of baseball.

DirtySox
02-01-2011, 04:29 PM
But do they have any money behind them?

The hardcores will find him but he will lose a lot of readers....

You aren't aware of SBNation? I figured you'd be a regular at "Over the Monster. " They are much less idiotic than most Sawks fans. As with most MLB communities within, they are very saber inclined.

Fenway
02-01-2011, 04:38 PM
You aren't aware of SBNation? I figured you'd be a regular at "Over the Monster. " They are much less idiotic than most Sawks fans. As with most MLB communities within, they are very saber inclined.

Of course I am aware of SBNation - but MOST are not.

CNBC explains the move

http://www.cnbc.com/id/41368964

Lip Man 1
02-01-2011, 11:25 PM
Never was a fan of his. Good luck to him but his constant ripping of all things White Sox got very old, very quickly.

Lip