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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Tim Wakefield: All-Star?

    Rob Neyer

    The Red Sox are probably the best team in the majors, so it shouldn't be all that surprising that they've got six All-Stars. It's the identity of one of them that's a bit of a surprise. Red Sox Monster: &nbs...

    Blog | July 06, 2009
  5. Wakefield fluttering toward record

    Rob Neyer

    Tim Wakefield's fast start has Kirk Minihane thinking about Wakefield's legacy, which is looking mighty impressive: AP Photo/Ben Margot Tim Wakefield has a 1.86 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP through fou...

    Blog | April 29, 2009
  6. Red Sox deep in rotation

    Rob Neyer

    I believe that if you go back and look at teams that just missed the playoffs, you'll almost always find they were undone (in part) by a lack of pitching depth. Last year, the Twins had a pitcher who started 23 games and posted a 5.48 ERA; they finis...

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2009
  7. Matsuzaka needs to shoot for Nomo's numbers

    Rob Neyer

    If Daisuke Matsuzaka can match the early big-league numbers put up by fellow Japanese pitcher Hideo Nomo, the Red Sox should be happy.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2007
  8. Red Sox are banking on Matsuzaka

    Rob Neyer

    The amount of money the Red Sox are spending on Daisuke Matsuzaka doesn't make much sense.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2006