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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Tigers set in LF in 2010

    Rob Neyer

    Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt Mensching on some some early 2010 lineup news: Manager Jim Leyland has apparently penciled in Carlos Guillen as the "full-time" left fielder for 2010,'s Jason Beck reports in a follow-up story to Guillen's complaint...

    Blog | October 19, 2009
  6. Leyland misses big chance

    Rob Neyer

    Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt with some quick reactions to the dramatic first-game loss: 1. Jim Leyland definitely needed to pinch hit Magglio Ordonez for Brandon Inge or Ramon Santiago in the ninth, and if it didn't work make the needed substiti...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  7. Tigers satisfy need for lefty bat

    Rob Neyer

    Bless You Boys' Ian Casselberry on the latest (moderately) big deadline deal: The Tigers acquired Aubrey Huff from the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon in exchange for minor league pitcher Brett Jacobson. Playing mostly at first base this season...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  8. Tigers' Guillen heading for surgery?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, at least we have a pretty good explanation for Carlos Guillen's epic fail this season. As Jon Paul Morosi writes, Guillen's got a shoulder injury that might cost him the rest of this season ... It has become increasingly unlikely that ...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  9. Really??? (American edition)

    Rob Neyer

    Welcome to a new SweetSpot feature called "Really?" Today: the American League! Later today: the National League! (And yes, this will be a continuing series if you absolutely demand it. Or not. Either way, everything will be fine. I p...

    Blog | May 22, 2009
  10. Don't worry about Verlander's ERA

    Rob Neyer

    Worried about Justin Verlander's 7.88 ERA? Don't be. Verlander Dave Cameron: Forget the results -- Verlander is back to his '06 form. His fastball is averaging 95.6 MPH, and he's consistently hitting ...

    Blog | April 20, 2009
  11. 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
  12. Beginning of the end for some

    Rob Neyer

    Here are five players likely to suffer significant drops in performance in 2005.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2005
  13. Nothing stays the same for long

    Rob Neyer

    Statistical benchmarks – a .300 batting average, 100 RBI or 20 wins – have changed over time.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2005
  14. A win-win situation

    Rob Neyer

    Not only is Carlos Guillen this year's best shortstop so far, but the mainstream media is starting to figure out why.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2004
  15. Greinke is the goods

    Rob Neyer

    In just three starts, Royals rookie right-hander Zack Greinke has shown that he's a star in the making.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2004
  16. Tigers still closer to last than Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    The Tigers are getting more for their free-agent money than the Yankees, but are they really in the same class?

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2004