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  1. 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
  2. Links: Players we can't be rational about

    Rob Neyer

    It's Friday, it's hot and the trade rumors are flying fast and furious. But let's take a break and check on some links. Our friends at The Platoon Advantage have a fun list where they pick one player from each franchise that fans just can't judge...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Podcast: Hamilton, jerseys, Hudson

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell hosts and David Schoenfield pinch-hits for Keith Law on Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast. Topics include: Josh Hamilton's injury and David Murphy stepping in. Are Dan Haren and Jered Weaver the best 1-2 punch right now? Adam ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  6. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  7. Jayson Werth's deal no bellweather

    Rob Neyer

    J.C. Bradbury mounts a (half-hearted) defense of the Jayson Werth deal, and Beyond the Boxscore fisks the defense. BtB's big finish: Perhaps there are a lot of fantastic reasons that contract got so high, but I think the crowd has this one right. I...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  8. Can Lance Berkman really play left field?

    Rob Neyer

    A lot of people are wondering if the Cardinals are daft for thinking Lance Berkman can be their every-day left fielder. Bernie Miklasz doesn't go that far -- Miklasz generally tends toward temperance -- but he does have some legitimate concerns: * O...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  9. Dunn down, Konerko to go

    Rob Neyer

    Kenny Williams finally gets his man, as Adam Dunn agrees on a four-year contract with the White Sox, believed to be worth around $56 million ... Dunn, 31, ranks second in the major leagues to Albert Pujols since 2004 with 282 home runs. He hit .260...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  10. Nats' Dunn finds a home at first base

    Rob Neyer

    From Phil Rogers: Adam Dunn is looking for a deal of at least four years for $60 million after having to settle for a two-year deal with the Nationals in his first run at free agency. The Nats want to keep him, but not at that price. It's likely he...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  11. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Continuing our second-half previews, with a wealth of help from the SweetSpot Network ... Astros: They need a lot of things to break their way to have a respectable second half, but two needs particularly stand out. First, the heart of the order ...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  12. Austin Jackson racking up hits, strikeouts

    Rob Neyer

    The American League's top Rookie of the Year candidate? That's easy: Austin Jackson. Any plain fool could see that. But Steven Goldman is nobody's fool and I think would counsel a bit of caution: Austin Jackson has had a strong opening to the seaso...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  13. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    As usual, today there are some links here that will utterly change your life. I just don't know which ones, which is why you have to check all of them ... OK. This is it. No more excuses. It's free. It can be completed (if not necessarily interna...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  14. Padres' Blanks best-suited for first base

    Rob Neyer

    Can a man who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs close to 300 pounds really play left field for long? I'm skeptical, and so is FanGraphs' Bryan Smith: Kyle Blanks is, best as I can tell, one of the three heaviest baseball players to ever spend a sixth of a...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  15. Another young star gets locked up

    Rob Neyer

    Is Justin Verlander worth $80 million over five years? I'll leave that question to my intellectual betters, but this bit caught my eye: Detroit's decision to keep Verlander with a long-term deal backs up the franchise's claim that it is still co...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  16. Rob Neyer: Selecting the top 100 players of the decade

    Rob Neyer

    Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez were the clear-cut first two choices for the top 100 players of the decade; after that, the list got a little more difficult.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2009