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  1. Clearing the bases: The Axford falls

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Now that's a bad week. Closer John Axford was an important cog in Milwaukee's trek to the NLCS a year ago. After blowing two save chances in early April, he converted his final 43 opportunities. It's been a different story in 2012. On Tue...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  2. Podcast: Robin Ventura talks CWS

    Rob Neyer

    I'd argue that whenever SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield co-hosts the Baseball Today Podcast that's all the reason you need to listen, but Thursday's show was indeed a particularly special one, because ... 1. Former All-Star third basem...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  3. Will Yanks replace Teixeira with shortstop?

    Rob Neyer

    Talk about adding injury to insult: Mark Teixeira left the game in the 5th inning with an apparent hamstring injury after running out the back end of a potential double play. Multiple beat writers have now confirmed that Teixeira does have a hamstr...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  4. Teixeira is what's right (and wrong) with Yanks

    Rob Neyer

    The Yankees' best player? As Chad Jennings points out, it might be the guy without the news conferences: Tucked away in the far corner of the Yankees' spring-training clubhouse, Mark Teixeira was surrounded but smiling, as friendly and optimistic a...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  5. Holliday isn't Teixeira

    Rob Neyer

    Scott Boras on positioning his No. 1 free agent in the marketplace: "I think that, first of all, whenever you enter into a negotiation you want to have a basis that is without opinion. And I think that if you can begin that negotiation with that...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  6. More Gold Gloves, more head-scratching

    Rob Neyer

    Straight from the source, we've got your 2009 American League Gold Glovers. Shockingly, the voters selected MVP candidates Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, and Derek Jeter, all of whom were probably solid defensively but might not have been the best fiel...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  7. A good year for first basemen

    Rob Neyer

    Worried that I've missed a big hitter this season, I just did an OPS sort of all the major leaguers. No big surprises at this point; after all, we've been following guys like Ben Zobrist and Troy Tulowitzki and Kendry Morales for some time....

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  8. Captain Jetes instead of Tex?

    Rob Neyer

    The man who invented the term "Jeterate" now wonders if the namesake is underrated. Money quote: He's a great player having another great season. He's one of the best hitting shortstops in baseball history. He's an absolute fir...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  9. Why do we care about awards?

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Cameron wonders why we care about baseball's silly little awards. After all ... In the end, it isn't an argument about baseball. It's an argument about the perspective of how the game is seen through various lenses, and in many ways...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  10. More on Tex vs. the World

    Rob Neyer

    It was an interesting weekend, blog-wise. Usually -- as you've probably noticed -- not much happens here on the weekend. But, late Friday night, Tyler Kepner shot off a Tweet that shocked me, just a little bit. So I wrote something about it, an...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  11. Has Tex locked up MVP already?

    Rob Neyer

    Is this Tweet from Tyler Kepner for real? By the way, this is probably obvious by now, but Mark Teixeira's the AL MVP. No question, as Joe Torre would say. No question? Honestly? Maybe Kepner just means that Teixeira will win, rather than tha...

    Blog | August 15, 2009
  12. Tex, Youk ... or ???

    Rob Neyer

    Youkilis Teixeira The current Red Sox-Yankees series, aside from featuring the two best teams in the majors -- with apologies to the Dodgers, but let's be serious -- also features two o...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  13. Burnett's suspension 'fair'?

    Rob Neyer

    Just to recap: Tuesday night in New York, Vicente Padilla plunked Mark Teixeira a couple of times. A.J. Burnett retaliated -- or not, depending on whom you believe -- by throwing a fastball that buzzed Nelson Cruz. Padilla's been fined for his ac...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  14. Teixeira far from first with broken-bat HR

    Rob Neyer

    From today's chat: Drew (Philly): Hey Rob, What are your thoughts on Mark Teixera's shattered bat home run this weekend? Have you ever seen anything like that before? Rob Neyer: He's definitely not the first to do it ... Surely some en...

    Blog | May 26, 2009
  15. Podcast: Eckersley on Sabathia's debut

    Rob Neyer

    Dennis Eckersley said CC Sabathia's first game for the Yankees awful but not a huge cause for concern. Eckersley also discusses Mark Teixeira's reception in Baltimore....

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  16. Red Sox didn't need Teixeira

    Rob Neyer

    The Red Sox are in trouble. Just ask Nick Cafardo ... The Red Sox never needed Mark Teixeira. That's what I kept hearing from Sox defenders after the Yankees scored a knockout punch in the heavyweight fight with Boston. The Yankees, as we warne...

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2008