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  1. Rays, A's leading new non-K trend?

    Tommy Rancel

    On a recent episode of the Jonah Keri Podcast, host Jonah Keri and guest Rob Neyer spoke about the rising strikeout rate in baseball and what teams may do to combat the soaring number of punchouts. One theory tossed around was the return on emphasis ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Podcast: Heath Bell, Lynn, weekend preview

    Rob Neyer

    Keith Law and I ended this final full week of April on the Baseball Today podcast with intelligent discussion about American League outfielders in the news, a weekend preview, and much more! 1. Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young is in the news...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  4. Podcast: Preparing for the World Series

    Rob Neyer

    The Baseball Today podcast returned on Monday with me and Mark Simon discussing the World Series participants and how they got there, and much more! 1. The shocking Cardinals are NL champs and they certainly didn't get there with starting pitching...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Bob Feller's signature? Priceless.

    Rob Neyer

    I believe that Bob Feller signed more autographs than anyone else, ever. I might be wrong about that. There might be an old soccer star in Italy, or some guy in Vermont who writes a lot of checks. But I can't imagine which American athlete would h...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  10. La Russa not thrilled with 3B options

    Rob Neyer

    Considering they're in a death struggle for a playoff spot, the Cardinals' continuing search for a third baseman is pretty interesting. Joe Strauss: A protracted skid by regular third baseman Felipe Lopez caused manager Tony La Russa to briefly mod...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  11. Tigers' Guillen learns yet another position

    Rob Neyer

    Sure, why not experiment? It's still May! John Lowe: The Detroit Tigers today recalled Carlos Guillen from his injury-rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Toledo and optioned the contract of infielder Danny Worth to Toledo. --snip-- Guill...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  12. Early returns on last winter's mega-trade

    Rob Neyer

    We never like to rush to judgment here, but on the other hand if there's a chance to make the Evil Empire look bad ... It's still very early in the season, but so far, the Detroit Tigers have to be feeling O.K. about the Curtis Granderson trade....

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  13. Where would Damon fit with Tigers?

    Rob Neyer

    Are we really, really, really almost done worry about how many millions Johnny Damon will earn in 2010? Jayson Stark: Two sources told ESPN.com that the Detroit Tigers have made the largest offer, amid speculation around the industry that that bid ...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  14. Hall adds manager, umpire, no exec

    Rob Neyer

    You'll pardon me if I'm not leading three cheers for the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee(s). There were two lists of candidates, one of them loaded with outstanding candidates and one of them almost bereft of good candidates. And the results? Of co...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  15. Rob Neyer: Who should the Baseball Hall of Fame's Veterans Commit...

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer lists Billy Martin, Doug Harvey and Bob Howsam among seven who deserve election by the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  16. Leyland blames umpire Marsh

    Rob Neyer

    From some AP notes today: Jim Leyland didn't mince words yesterday after the Detroit Tigers finished an historic collapse - the first team holding a three-game lead with four to play to miss the playoffs. "We have nobody to blame but ours...

    Blog | October 08, 2009