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  1. Podcast: Indians will stay in the race

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume joined forces on Friday's Baseball Today podcast. Among their items of discussion: 1. The Blue Jays-Yankees game on Thursday was crazy and the guys wonder how much the Yanks will miss Alex Rodriguez. 2. Steve exp...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  2. The untold story about the Rangers

    Rob Neyer

    As Neil Paine writes, these Texas Rangers are radically different from the Rangers, not so long ago, who had the game's highest-paid player and their division's worst record. According to Paine, the transformation has been all about priorities: Larg...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  3. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are going to take a deep breath and count to 600 before passing judgment on Alex Rodriguez's Hall of Fame prospects ... OK, so the next season of "The Simpsons" is going to feature the voices of Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Laur...

    Blog | August 05, 2010
  4. Is 600 just a milepost on way to 763?

    Rob Neyer

    How is Alex Rodriguez's latest milestone not really so exciting? Let us count the ways ... 1. Steroids Right or wrong, we just don't get excited about drug cheaters. Not about their positive accomplishments, anyway. Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McG...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  5. Braden and A-Rod at war no more

    Rob Neyer

    Well, it looks like the war is officially over. Ben Shpigel: A detente was seemingly reached in the Alex Rodriguez-Dallas Braden feud Tuesday, when Braden sent over what could be construed as a peace offering. Rodriguez received a "Get Off My Mo...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  6. Buffett boosts A-Rod's bank balance

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, who knew that the Omaha Wizard created those silly bonuses in Alex Rodriguez's contract? Mark Feinsand: The incentive clauses were actually the creation of Warren Buffett, Rodriguez's billionaire friend who advised him during his negotiations ...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  7. Sometimes six home runs are just a cigar

    Rob Neyer

    Alex Rodriguez, Future Home Run King, currently ranks 29th in the American League in home runs. Actually, he's tied for 29th with Mike Napoli, both Red Sox catchers, and a bunch of other guys who aren't Future Home Run Kings. Bob Klapisch has some of...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  8. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are going on strike immediately and won't return to work until Alex Rodriguez hits another home run ... • There have been dozens of tributes to Ernie Harwell already, and it's hardly fair to single out just a few of them ... bu...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  9. Oakland's Braden sends message ... but to whom?

    Rob Neyer

    LoHud's Chad Jennings on that weird dustup this afternoon involving Dallas Braden and Alex Rodriguez: "He just told me to get off his mound," Rodriguez said. "I was a little surprised. I'd never quite heard that. Especially from a guy that has a ha...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  10. Tough lesson learned, Hicks exits

    Rob Neyer

    The sale's not quite complete, but one way or another Tom Hicks will soon relinquish control of the Rangers. Jennifer Floyd Engel got Hicks on the phone: So I had to ask. He had hinted before in private that signing Alex Rodriguez to that 10-year, ...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  11. Rob Neyer: Selecting the top 100 players of the decade

    Rob Neyer

    Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez were the clear-cut first two choices for the top 100 players of the decade; after that, the list got a little more difficult.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  12. Revisiting that pesky TV camera

    Rob Neyer

    I know it's a day-old story, but sometimes these things take a while to percolate inside my fool head ... A day after Alex Rodriguez prompted the first video replay review in World Series and postseason history, the outfield landscape at Citizens B...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  13. Podcast: Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer covers Game 4 of the World Series , discussing Alex Rodriguez, Brad Lidge, Cole Hamels and more....

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  14. Blaming Scioscia for Angels' exit

    Rob Neyer

    Is it the manager's fault when players who usually play intelligently suddenly start playing stupidly? Yeah, maybe just a little bit. This much, though? Matthew Pouliot:Because Guerrero and Alex Rodriguez shined in the ALCS, Figgins perhaps now stand...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  15. Girardi overvalued one step

    Rob Neyer

    Everybody's hammering Joe Girardi for not yanking A.J. Burnett sooner in Game 5, and maybe everybody's got a point. What really bothered me, though, was when he yanked Alex Rodriguez in the top of the ninth inning for pinch-runner Freddy Guzman. Nobo...

    Blog | October 24, 2009
  16. Podcast: Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer discusses the Phillies' domination of the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS and why it was inevitable that Alex Rodriguez would start hitting in the postseason....

    Blog | October 19, 2009