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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. AL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was supposed to start the year in the minors but injuries to Baltimore's rotation forced his promotion. In five starts he is 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA. He is a ground ball pitcher (57.3 GB percent) who has already induced fi...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  6. Second-half previews: American League

    Rob Neyer

    Today, with the help of my SweetSpot colleagues, we're taking a look at each team's priorities as we head toward the July 31 trade deadline, and beyond. First, the American League: Angels: One gets the sense that the Angels are content to sit back...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  7. Hidden All-Stars: American League

    Rob Neyer

    Today -- and with the help of SweetSpot Network bloggers -- we'll campaign for some All-Star candidates who probably won't win any fan balloting and might be flying under everyone else's radar, too. First, the Junior Loop ... Angels: Jered Weaver ...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  8. On leverage and deck chairs

    Rob Neyer

    I know I'm supposed to stop picking on the poor Royals, but what if I let someone else do it for me? Someone like SweetSpot Network blogger Craig Brown? Remember, back in Spring Training, when I presented a Daily Hillmanism? Just random nuggets of ...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  9. The new and improved SweetSpot Network

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so this post should have appeared yesterday, but sometimes the Fates intervene ... So we'll call this our Opening Day. Today, ESPN and SweetSpot are thrilled to announce the expansion of the SweetSpot Network that began with seven independent...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  10. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled and annotated by a Proven VeteranTM ... * From MLB Rumors' Mike Axisa, a fun discussion of the worst contracts in the majors. I suppose that Barry Zito's the easy choice here, and probably the correct on...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were collected while sending best birthday wishes to America's Sweetheart ... * You gotta love this photo (unless you're a Twins fan, maybe). * If you didn't like Bobby Scales already, you will after listen...

    Blog | May 18, 2009
  12. Another setback for Milledge

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball Daily Digest's Craig Brown: Milledge The descent of Lastings Milledge continues ... On Monday, Milledge broke his right ring finger squaring to bunt in a game for Triple-A Syracuse. He's due to be...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  13. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    News and notes from around Baseball Land while wondering if MLB is really going to make the Nats and the 'Stros finish this game ... * When John Smoltz can't pitch any more, he wants to golf ... on the pro tour! I'm sure he's q...

    Blog | May 06, 2009