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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. Voros McCracken changed the game

    Rob Neyer

    Below, a long excerpt from a much longer article about Voros McCracken, who merely changed baseball analysis as we knew it, practically overnight. Jeff Passan: When a Baseball Prospectus book suggested pitching and defense were too intertwined to b...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  9. World Series-winning Tribe stole signs

    Rob Neyer

    More from Eddie Robinson's memoir, scheduled for publication in February, this passage concerns Robinson's Cleveland Indians down the stretch in 1948: One of our hitters thought it was time for desperate measures and suggested we try to get the vis...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  10. Asking Rob

    Rob Neyer

    Dipping into the mailbag and learning some things ... Bob, I disagree that George Steinbrenner's massive plaque is outrageous. While he had many faults and miscues throughout his ownership of the Yankees, no one can refute or deny that he built a f...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  11. M's never deserved their narrative

    Rob Neyer

    Posnanski on the 2010 Seattle Mariners and unrealistic expectations: It all seems so obvious now, doesn't it? Bringing back Ken Griffey Jr.? Trading for Milton Bradley? Giving 32-year-old Chone Figgins (and his lifetime 99 OPS+) a big-money, four-y...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  12. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links won't strain their groin but might smack the jeebers out of some innocent door the next time things don't go well ... I'm not saying he should have been there; that's between him and his God (or gods). But if he really didn't know w...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  13. M's add veteran slugger for pennant push

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, I thought the Mariners were supposed be trading veterans away. But instead they do this: The Cleveland Indians have traded Russell Branyan back to the Seattle Mariners, MLB.com reported Saturday night. Branyan was told after the Indians' lo...

    Blog | June 27, 2010
  14. Two snake-bit franchises bit again

    Rob Neyer

    Well, let's just hope this was all some terrible misunderstanding: News that his son, Cleveland Indians prospect Beau Mills, had been charged with felonious assault in Akron, Ohio, blindsided Astros manager Brad Mills on Thursday. A surprised Mil...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  15. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are so excited about "Toy Story 3," they can hardly contain themselves! If Mike Scioscia were really a great manager, he'd have thought of this before losing his best hitter for the season. Buried in this human-interest story is a...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  16. Thanks to Twins, attendance steady

    Rob Neyer

    Tom Van Riper on some early returns: Good thing the powers that be in Major League Baseball reconsidered their idea to contract the Minnesota Twins in the 1990s. They may just end up saving the 2010 season. Before Game 2 of the 2009 World Series...

    Blog | April 19, 2010