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  1. SweetSpot's AL players to see

    Rob Neyer

    As camps open in Arizona and Florida, we put it to the SweetSpot network: Which player from your team are you most excited to watch this season, and why? First up, the answers from the American League. Baltimore Orioles: Matt Wieters Why Wiet...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
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  3. Podcast: We have playoff races!

    Rob Neyer

    Before the weekend Mark Simon and I asked for more pennant races and, guess what, it happened! We discussed that and much more on Monday's Baseball Today podcast, including ... 1. The St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays are relevant again, but ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Explaining Red Sox's ratings plummet

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, here's some mildly surprising news. According to SportsBusiness Journal, the Red Sox's TV ratings this season are way, way down: The Boston Red Sox's six-year reign atop MLB's local television ratings is about to end, as the team's local number...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  9. David Price's All-Star fastball

    Rob Neyer

    The secret to David Price's success? Actually, it's not much of a secret: A few things about David Price's fastball were evident entering Wednesday night's start versus the Boston Red Sox: 1) It goes fast: Pitchfx data has his average four-sea...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  10. Twins lose first game (to weather) in 30 years

    Rob Neyer

    Wait. It's still snowing somewhere that isn't a mountain? Yeah: The Twins, for the first time since 1980, heard those dreaded words at home: Game postponed because of rain. The Twins, who moved this year to outdoor Target Field, which has no retr...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  11. Should Rangers do the Lowell deal?

    Rob Neyer

    Don't you just sort of wish this deal would go ahead and get done? Gordon Edes: FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A baseball source said Wednesday that talks between the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers over infielder Mike Lowell have accelerated and a trade rem...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  12. Red Sox pluck utilityman from Giants

    Rob Neyer

    Of all the moves I expected today, this wasn't one: The Boston Red Sox on Friday acquired infielder Kevin Frandsen from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. The 27-year-old Frandsen, who has played second ...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  13. K.C. will host 2012 All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    Well, finally it's (almost) official: The Kansas City Royals and Kauffman Stadium will reportedly play host to the 2012 All-Star Game. Comcast SportsNet New England reported the news on its site Tuesday, stating that an official announcement ...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  14. Padres hiring new GM?

    Rob Neyer

    According to, Jed Hoyer will about to become the Padres' new general manager: Hoyer, 35, most recently served as the Boston Red Sox's senior vice president and assistant general manager. He joined the Red Sox front office at age 28, where he...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  15. Young Japanese pitcher a hot property

    Rob Neyer

    Are the Red Sox trying to corner the market on Japanese pitchers? Seems like maybe they are: The Boston Red Sox are among several major league teams lining up to woo Japanese high school pitcher Yusei Kikuchi.The 18-year-old lefthander, who throws ...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  16. Will Dice-K make difference?

    Rob Neyer

    Fire Brand of the American League on the state of the Red Sox rotation: As the Boston Red Sox get set for their weekend series against Tampa Bay, embattled starter Daisuke Matsuzaka gets prepared for a return to the Red Sox rotation. Under any nor...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  17. Parsing the Pirates' streak

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, today everyone's talking about the Pirates. Not only Howard Bryant, but Dejan Kovacevic and Joe Posnanski, too! Kovacevic provides all the gory details you could ever want. Posnanski observes that even as the Pirates have set a record with...

    Blog | September 08, 2009