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  1. Podcast: Hall of Fame talk, hot prospects

    Rob Neyer

    I had an excellent time talking baseball with Keith Law on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. (What, you wanted us to break down LeBron James and Kevin Durant?) The show may have run a little long, but trust me, it's worth the listen! 1. With Troy...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  2. SweetSpot's AL players to see

    Rob Neyer

    As camps open in Arizona and Florida, we put it to the SweetSpot network: Which player from your team are you most excited to watch this season, and why? First up, the answers from the American League. Baltimore Orioles: Matt Wieters Why Wiet...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  3. Links: The Carlos Zambrano owner's manual

    Rob Neyer

    Some good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Jeremiah Johnson at The View from the Bleachers has written the Carlos Zambrano Owner's Manuel. You'll need it, Marlins fans. And just remember: He's not a toy and doesn't come with a refund. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  4. Links: The problem with Jason Heyward

    Rob Neyer

    Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ... There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to simila...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  5. AL: What's important in September

    Rob Neyer

    Even if your team isn't in the pennant race, September is an important month. Here is what each American League team hopes to accomplish in the final month. Boston Red Sox: As the Red Sox enter the season's final stretch, Terry Francona's focus wi...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  6. 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
  7. AL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    As the second half kicks off, our SweetSpot Network weighs in with a quick look at the state of each team and what to expect in the second half. Boston Red Sox (55-35, +111 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  8. Grading the AL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    New York Yankees (29-23) For all the dithering and complaining that's been going on in the Bronx, the Yankees have the second-best record in the American League, propelled by the best offense in baseball. Russell Martin (.253/.363/.479) has been ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  9. AL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was supposed to start the year in the minors but injuries to Baltimore's rotation forced his promotion. In five starts he is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA. He is a ground ball pitcher (57.3 GB percent) who has already induced fi...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. Podcast: O's, Rangers rotation, Kershaw

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Keith Law joined forces for Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast to talk about: The Orioles' hot start, including the impressive Zach Britton and Chris Tillman's ceiling. The Rangers rotation, including what to expect from Matt H...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  11. Podcast: Longoria, powerful Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon react to opening weekend on Monday's Baseball Today podcast : What Evan Longoria's injury means to the Rays, who already lack power in the lineup. Matt Holliday doesn't land on the DL with his appendectomy. Brian ...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  12. O's turnaround is real ... and fantastic

    Rob Neyer

    As a few souls have observed, the Baltimore Orioles have played like a completely different team since Buck Showalter took over as manager in early August. The American League East standings since then: BAL 26-15 BOS 22-18 -3.5 TAM 22-18 -3.5 N...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  13. Do O's owe Jim Gentile five grand?

    Rob Neyer

    As we saw Tuesday, all the major parties have now accepted some changes to the 1961 statistics, making Jim Gentile the (sole) American League RBI champion -- he'd been officially tied with Roger Maris -- and lifting Maris ahead of Mickey Mantle in th...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  14. Millwood's trade value sinking fast

    Rob Neyer

    Did you hear that whoosh sound just a moment ago? That was Charlie Manuel's reputation, rushing past you on its way to the bottom. That other whoosh, though? The one coming from Charm City? That was Kevin Millwood's trade value: Interim manager Juan...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  15. O's first basemen still homer-free

    Rob Neyer

    Recently I visited a World War II museum, and a number of the displays were accompanied by (according to the placards) "factoids" ... Aren't factoids a bit too unserious for a museum dedicated to the battles and deaths of many tens of thousands of hu...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  16. Lugo epitomizes Orioles' season

    Rob Neyer

    An interesting query via the mailbag: I have a question that I simply must have an answer on! Went to the Giants/Orioles game tonight and saw Julio Lugo's stat line. I thought it was a mistake but I just checked and I am amazed after 105 at bats he...

    Blog | June 15, 2010