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  1. All-time draft rosters: AL Central

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the AL Central as we look back at the all-time draft rosters. Remember, these are the best players drafted and signed by the team, even if they didn't necessarily contribute to that franchise. Other divisions: AL East Chicago W...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Podcast: Discussing Dodgers, Mauer, OBP

    Rob Neyer

    Here are the top five reasons why Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast with myself and Keith Law was so compelling you'd be wise to download and listen ... or something like that: 1. Personally, I think some of this Los Angeles Dodgers mess -- on the...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. World Series-winning Tribe stole signs

    Rob Neyer

    More from Eddie Robinson's memoir, scheduled for publication in February, this passage concerns Robinson's Cleveland Indians down the stretch in 1948: One of our hitters thought it was time for desperate measures and suggested we try to get the vis...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  8. M's add veteran slugger for pennant push

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, I thought the Mariners were supposed be trading veterans away. But instead they do this: The Cleveland Indians have traded Russell Branyan back to the Seattle Mariners, reported Saturday night. Branyan was told after the Indians' lo...

    Blog | June 27, 2010
  9. Two snake-bit franchises bit again

    Rob Neyer

    Well, let's just hope this was all some terrible misunderstanding: News that his son, Cleveland Indians prospect Beau Mills, had been charged with felonious assault in Akron, Ohio, blindsided Astros manager Brad Mills on Thursday. A surprised Mil...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  10. Indians cut bait with former No. 1 Sowers

    Rob Neyer

    It's a shame what happens to young pitchers ... The Cleveland Indians have parted company with left handed starting pitcher Jeremy Sowers placing him on waivers according to Sowers was selected with the 6th pick in the 2004 MLB draft...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  11. Remembering Indians SS George Strickland

    Rob Neyer

    I saw an obituary in the Times yesterday for George Strickland, a player in the 1950s: Strickland played 10 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950-52) and Cleveland Indians (1952-57, 1959-60). A defensive specialist, he led American League shorts...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  12. Biggest disappointments of 2009

    Rob Neyer

    According to Big League's Stew's 'Duk, this year's five most disappointing teams: 1. Chicago Cubs 2. Tampa Bay Rays 3. New York Mets 4. Cleveland Indians 5. Kansas City Royals About the Royals, 'Duk writes: Not every disapp...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  13. Tribe's prize makes debut

    Rob Neyer

    Well, I know which game I'm watching tonight: The Cleveland Indians have called up pitcher Carlos Carrasco to make his major league debut in Detroit. Carrasco was acquired from Philadelphia in July as part of the deal that sent Cliff Lee to th...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  14. Manny back in Cleveland?

    Rob Neyer

    So, did you hear the one about the guy making $20 million this year who wants to return to his old team and play for (presumably) peanuts? No, I don't really believe it, either. But Manny Ramirez did tell Bob Nightengale that he'd like to pla...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  15. Phillies surge back into NL East race

    Rob Neyer

    Oh, how things have changed this week. The Phillies surged back into the NL East race, the Yankees suddenly appear postseason bound and the D-backs went from favorite to underdogs in the NL West.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2007
  16. Sizemore emerging as a legitimate star

    Rob Neyer

    After a phenomenal 2006 campaign, Grady Sizemore has quickly moved into the elite class of players in the game.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2007