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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. 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. Mauer's contract about Twins, not 'baseball'

    Rob Neyer

    Chris Ruddick on the best news of the week (so far): The baseball gods smiled upon the sport on Sunday when it was announced that the Minnesota Twins locked up catcher Joe Mauer with an eight-year, $184 million extension. Now, as much fun as it ...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  8. Twins have great winter, quietly

    Rob Neyer

    As usual, Cameron's dead right: When people talk about teams that have had good offseasons, the usual names that come up are the Seattle Mariners, the Boston Red Sox, and people that hate the New York Mets. For all of them, this has been a producti...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  9. Twins flexing newfound financial muscle

    Rob Neyer

    The Minnesota Twins, with a $100 million payroll? They're not far off, and that's before looking up Joe Mauer forever. As Nick's Twins Blog suggests, the balance of financial power in the American League Central seems to be shifting quickly. Nick's b...

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  10. Twins overspend on veteran, again

    Rob Neyer

    There's something to be said for stability, I suppose ... The Minnesota Twins have picked up outfielder Michael Cuddyer's $10.5 million option for 2011. --snip-- The option is part of a contract Cuddyer signed in 2008. He will make $8.5 million...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  11. Rob Neyer's all-time American League All-Star team

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer picks his all-time American League All-Star team since the All-Star era began in 1933.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2009
  12. Rob Neyer: Not the best way to start for Twins

    Rob Neyer

    What a lovely way to open the season: The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Joe Mauer, as well as pitchers Scott Baker and Boof Bonser, on the 15-day disabled list. Additionally, the club announced that Francisco Liriano will start Minnesota's h...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  13. Two different debates converge with Jeter

    Rob Neyer

    Whether you're an empiricist or an intuitionist, your best choice for AL MVP is Derek Jeter.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2006
  14. Sweet-swinging Mauer could join the elite

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Mauer has a chance to join Johnny Bench and Ted Simmons and be among the top-hitting young catchers since the 19th century.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2006
  15. Sox remain Twins' biggest problem

    Rob Neyer

    The Twins have a problem, but it's the White Sox, certainly not their catching situation, Rob Neyer writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2005
  16. Twins need to solidify rotation

    Rob Neyer

    Faced with a suspect rotation, the Twins must make a trade if they really want to have success in October.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2004