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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. A's lose prospect to higher league

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this wins the prize for the odd baseball news of the week: Grant Desme, one of the Oakland A's top prospects, has retired from baseball in order to enter the priesthood. The A's confirmed what FOXSports.com first reported Friday morni...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  3. We'll miss you, Dallas McPherson

    Rob Neyer

    Well, the Oakland A's just got a little better (or will, if everyone passes their physicals). So why am I not happier about it? After coming up short in a bid to sign free agent Adrian Beltre, the Oakland Athletics filled their third base void Frid...

    Blog | January 16, 2010
  4. A's and Cubs swap no-names

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so it's a minor deal. But at least it's a deal! Fox The Chicago Cubs traded Aaron Miles and Jake Fox to the Oakland A's for right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray and minor-leaguers Ronny Morla and Matt Spencer, according to ESPNChicago.com reporter Bru...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  5. Rob Neyer: Oakland A's owner shows he's far removed from fan base...

    Rob Neyer

    ShysterBall points to a canny column from Ann Killion about A's owner Lew Wolff picking a bad time to trash his product: Wolff interrupted the building anticipation of spring training with a dismissive snub to his team's hometown. In a news release...

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2009
  6. Though not perfect, Portland a viable city for baseball

    Rob Neyer

    With the Expos in need of a permanent home, Portland fits the bill just fine as a city to adopt the team.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2003
  7. Extending Hatteberg a definite head-scratcher

    Rob Neyer

    Acquiring Jose Guillen was a shrewd move by the A's, but extending Scott Hatteberg's contract was peculiar.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2003
  8. A's smart in deciding on Tejada's future now

    Rob Neyer

    The A's lost Jason Giambi after the 2001 season. The same will happen with Miguel Tejada after 2003. But don't believe the A's will fall flat in 2004.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2003
  9. 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
  10. Links: Storylines to watch, Angels bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    Recommended reading for Tuesday ... One of my favorite pieces of the season: Colleague Jim Caple reveals all the early spring training storylines. The Astros will be wearing their old Colt .45s throwback jerseys this year. However, as Paul Luka...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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