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  1. Podcast: Futures Game recap, All-Star news

    Rob Neyer

    Happy Monday! Keith Law and I gathered in downtown Kansas City on Monday morning to tape the latest Baseball Today podcast, talking all things All-Star! 1. Offense was the story in Sunday's Futures Game, as the World team struggled to pitch, and q...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Links: Phillies IF, Clay Buchholz, Morneau

    Rob Neyer

    Links to check out from around the SweetSpot network (and a couple other places): The Royals apparently made a lot of money last season. Bill Baer examines the pros and cons of some potential trade targets if the Phillies decide to add infield ...

    Blog | March 23, 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. 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
  7. 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
  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: Best player in baseball so far?

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Mark Simon join forces on Monday's Baseball Today podcast to discuss: Thoughts on the weekend: discouraged by the Twins, more good stuff from the Rockies. Joe Mauer's injury, Matt Capps in at closer, some good wins for the Ra...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  11. Podcast: Lidge, Pirates, good/bad starts

    Rob Neyer

    Eric and Mark go around the diamond on Friday's Baseball Today podcast with: Twins have a big hole to fill after Tsuyoshi Nishioka breaks his leg. Mark explains how he jinxed the Royals and Pirates. Brad Lidge out until the All-Star break. ...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  12. Bo knows Amazing

    Rob Neyer

    As you know, I've been writing about the Wing of Amazing (italicized because it's just that awesome), with three nominations so far: Omar Vizquel, Jamie Moyer, and Jim Abbott. Additionally, a blogger nominated Billy Wagner (I'm sympathetic, but not c...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  13. Will Royals' many phenoms bring me back?

    Rob Neyer

    This is a good time to be a Royals fan. Well, a patient Royals fan, anyway. The Royals might lose 100 games this year. Might lose 105. Fans who don't believe in crystal balls might not suffer 100 losses gladly. Me, though? I'm patient. I just d...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  14. Meche's retirement benefits Royals

    Rob Neyer

    Gil Meche is retiring? "After a lot of thinking and prioritizing of issues in my life, I have decided to retire from baseball. As a competitor my entire life this is the hardest decision that I've ever faced, but it's not fair to me, my family or t...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  15. Royals' prospects top the charts

    Rob Neyer

    Minor League Ball's dougdirt has taken all of John Sickels' preseason prospect grades and combined them into a beautiful chart. There are a few striking things about this chart, and they're almost all about the Royals. John has always been stingy ...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  16. Royals' mission delayed, not canceled

    Rob Neyer

    Following the reaction yesterday to the Zack Greinke trade, the questions seemed to revolve mostly around the Kansas City Royals' inability to get more for Greinke. Look, it would be fantastic if Kansas City could have gotten (the 2010 equivalent ...

    Blog | December 20, 2010