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  1. Clearing the bases: A's, Twins scoring runs

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Stats that don't make sense. And the team that has scored the most runs in the majors in June is ... the Oakland A's, with 90. With Brandon Moss hitting six home runs in 36 at-bats, the A's have hit 19 home runs in 16 games. Seth Smith is...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. Would Ichiro be the Hit King?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has a post on Pete Rose, his 4,256 hits and unbreakable records. Which leads me to this set of facts: 1. Ichiro Suzuki has 2,488 hits with the Mariners. 2. Suzuki had 1,278 hits in Japan. That's 3,766 "major league" hits for S...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  3. Clearing the bases: Bard's start promising

    Rob Neyer

    News and notes from around the majors ... First base: Injury news. The injury bug hits the Mets again as we learned David Wright suffered a fractured pinkie finger on Monday. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets will determine Friday ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  4. Links: Best names in baseball history?

    Rob Neyer

    Diane over at the Value Over Replacement Grit blog needs your help: She's putting together a bracket of the 64 best names in major league history. Click here for details on submitting your suggestions to her. Great idea, Diane. Can't wait to see the ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  5. Injuries ruined Austin Kearns' career

    Rob Neyer

    In my links post today, I referred to Austin Kearns as a player with "old player's skills" when he came up. A reader reminded me of the shoulder injury Kearns suffered early in 2003, his second season in the majors. KearnsIndeed, when he suffered ...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  6. Roundup: Garcia deserves shot over Colon

    Rob Neyer

    Some quick takes at news items from around the majors: 1. Yankees start with Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova in the rotation, put Bartolo Colon in the bullpen. Take: Thumbs up. Garcia has had a poor spring, but deserves the initial chance over Colo...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  7. Rays don't need a new home, but ...

    Rob Neyer

    Tony Lee asks which team most needs a new stadium, and doesn't have much trouble coming up with the answer. Lee's big finish: All but eight of the 30 current stadiums in use in the majors were opened in the last 20 years, but those that are older ar...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  8. Feller got through war, then got hurt

    Rob Neyer

    At the conclusion of the 1941 season, Bob Feller was 22 years old and he'd won 107 games in the major leagues. At that pace ... well, if Feller had continued pitching that well until he was 42, he would have challenged Cy Young's more impressive reco...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  9. What the Royals see in Frenchy, Melky

    Rob Neyer

    These quotes -- Dayton Moore about signing immortals Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera -- are, as one wag noted, comedy gold: "We feel really, really good about what we did to improve our outfield situation. Melky Cabrera broke into the major league...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  10. Dunn down, Konerko to go

    Rob Neyer

    Kenny Williams finally gets his man, as Adam Dunn agrees on a four-year contract with the White Sox, believed to be worth around $56 million ... Dunn, 31, ranks second in the major leagues to Albert Pujols since 2004 with 282 home runs. He hit .260...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  11. My dozen favorite baseball movies

    Rob Neyer

    Inspired by this crazy list of the 50 best baseball movies, I came up with my own list of baseball movies I can tolerate: 1. Bull Durham 2. The Natural 3. Eight Men Out 4. The Bad News Bears 5. Fever Pitch 6. 61* 7. Major League 8. A League...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  12. A's bringing coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    Shouldn't the Yankees have been in on this? Or have they just been too traumatized by their Japanese pitchers ... The Oakland Athletics have won the right to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, Major League Baseball announced Monday.The...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  13. MLB considering a new Disabled List

    Rob Neyer

    A special DL, just for guys with concussions? It might happen: Major League Baseball is considering a 7-day disabled list for players with concussions. The new DL could be instituted as soon as next season, the person told the AP, speaking on condi...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  14. Injured Jose Guillen left off Giants' roster

    Rob Neyer

    Via Andrew Baggarly, the Giants have set their Division Series roster: The Giants released their division series roster, with one major surprise - and it wasn't the omission of Barry Zito, which we all knew was coming. Jose Guillen was left o...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  15. September awards watch

    Rob Neyer

    The races for the major individual awards remain hotly contested. Who are the leaders with less than two weeks to go in the regular season?

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  16. Can a hot reliever boost attendance?

    Rob Neyer

    Even more from the mailbag: Rob, you responded to the question about Aroldis Chapman closing by asking if any major league reliever ever boosted attendance. I'm sure the answer is "no" ... However, as a Dodgers fan, I know that during Eric Gagne's ...

    Blog | September 09, 2010