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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. NL Gold Gloves hold few surprises

    Rob Neyer

    In the National League, five of this year's Gold Gloves went to Cardinals and Reds, and they happen to be arrayed in and around the infield. So let's start there ... Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo throws right-handed, but that doesn't seem to help th...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  3. Too many Gold Gloves, not enough MVPs?

    Rob Neyer

    A friend tweets : "It's absurd that Jeter won a Gold Glove, but no more absurd than his never having won an MVP." No, it's not. It's not nearly as absurd. Jeter's won five Gold Gloves, and hasn't deserved any of them. If you tilt everything tow...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  4. Is the Coop in Michael Young's future?

    Rob Neyer

    As Richard Durrett notes, Michael Young has set a franchise record that should stand for some time: Michael Young rewrote the Rangers' record books in a 6-3 win over Florida on Wednesday that stretched Texas' winning streak to four. Young tie...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  5. Astros' catchers battle for No. 1 job

    Rob Neyer

    Zachary Levine on the Astros' position battle that shouldn't be: And the final rose goes to ... In a spring training without a whole lot of drama - even the first round of cuts featured hardly a newsworthy name - the battle to be the Astros' sta...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  6. Looking into Hall's crystal ball

    Rob Neyer

    I wrote most of this before the results were announced, and had to throw out a good chunk when just Andre Dawson was actually elected. It's better this way, though. Or more interesting, anyway. With Dawson safe in Cooperstown, we can start thinkin...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  7. Hall adds one ... but not the one we thought

    Rob Neyer

    After all these years, I shouldn't be surprised anymore by Hall of Fame voters. Today I was. I didn't know how many players would be elected. I figured at least one, but probably two and possibly three. Well, it was one. And not the one I wo...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  8. Rob Neyer: Gold Glovers of the decade

    Rob Neyer

    A little math and a little common sense helped devise a list of the Gold Glove winners of the decade.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2009
  9. 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
  10. Can we replace Gold Gloves?

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of the latest round of atrocities, Friend of the Blog Rany Jazayerli shows up with a welcome and constructive idea: This annual trashing of the Gold Glove Award has me thinking ... The Gold Gloves are ridiculous, and I'm not even refe...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  11. Pudge rejoining Rangers

    Rob Neyer

    Ivan Rodriguez a Ranger again? Raise your hand if you saw this coming? Jeff Wilson with all the details (except for the identity of the presumably nondescript minor leaguers the Rangers are giving up): A source said Rodriguez will serve as the backu...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  12. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links come with hearty birthday wishes for Ian Kinsler, Brad Hawpe, and Kenshin Kawakami ... * From the Times' Greg Bishop, a wonderful treatise on what it takes to throw 100. * Larry Stone wonders: Is this The Golden Ag...

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  13. Pudge vs. Posada

    Rob Neyer

    While fisking someone else's all-'00s team yesterday, I goofed. As one commenter was only too happy to point out ... No Catchers played in the 2000s? Really? How can we be expected to take this seriously if something as egregious as leaving ...

    Blog | June 02, 2009
  14. Kendall ranks among big names

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Kendall hit a real milestone last night: ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Kendall of the Milwaukee Brewers singled in the second inning Monday night for his 2,000th hit, becoming the eighth full-time catcher to reach that milestone. The 34-year-old K...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  15. When signing Boras' clients, ink the best ones

    Rob Neyer

    A few teams have gotten very good results while several others have gotten little in return by signing clients of Scott Boras over the past 10 winters.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2007
  16. All-time Gold Glove stats hard to defend

    Rob Neyer

    The players on Rawlings' All-Time Gold Glove ballot are easier to defend than the stats used to judge them, writes Rob Neyer.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2007