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  1. Podcast: Tony! Punto! GM madness!

    Rob Neyer

    We've got one game down in the World Series, and who knows how many more to go? So it was that Keith Law and I gathered for Thursday's Baseball Today podcast to break down what we saw and project ahead. 1. Score Game 1 for Cardinals manager Tony L...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Seven years seems a lot for Crawford

    Rob Neyer

    A friend: "Carl Crawford is a fine player but his off/def tools are based largely on speed. With few BB, what will his OBP look like in years 5-6-7?" I'm not wild about the contract. Crawford's coming off his best season, and probably won't ever e...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  5. Final 2010 standings: A.L.

    Rob Neyer

    With all the recent injuries and trades, let's take a quick look at the final American League standings this season ... Eastern 1. Yankees 2. Rays 3. Red Sox The same as the July 26 standings, as the Red Sox just aren't as good as the Yankee...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  6. Explaining Red Sox's ratings plummet

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, here's some mildly surprising news. According to SportsBusiness Journal, the Red Sox's TV ratings this season are way, way down: The Boston Red Sox's six-year reign atop MLB's local television ratings is about to end, as the team's local number...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  7. Fisking AL West projected standings

    Rob Neyer

    I'm going to spend part of the rest of the day with Revenge of the RLYW's CAIRO projections, beginning with the American League West: Mariners -- 87 Angels -- 81 Rangers -- 78 Athletics -- 77 This seems almost exactly right to me. I've been ...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  8. Are Angels finished dealing?

    Rob Neyer

    Really, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? For two years of Fernando Rodney's ball-throwing, walk-issuing style of pitching, you're willing to write checks that add up to $11 million? But the real news isn't the contract. As Sam Miller writes, it's where...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  9. Power shifting in AL West?

    Rob Neyer

    This week's megadeal isn't yet complete, but we might as well start analyzing its many (prospective) implications. Here's Larry Stone on what it means for the Mariners: If and when this deal is finalized, the question that will have to be asked is ...

    Blog | December 14, 2009
  10. Red Sox close to signing Lackey?

    Rob Neyer

    Gosh, it sure sounds like a deal might be close: Free-agent right-hander John Lackey underwent a physical Monday with the Red Sox, an indication that he is close to an agreement with the team, according to a major-league source. The deal is expe...

    Blog | December 14, 2009
  11. 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
  12. Right team, wrong Rookie

    Rob Neyer

    Question for You: How many times has the Rookie of the Year come from the right team, but been the wrong rookie? This question occurred to me upon the news that Andrew Bailey had won the American League's award this year. Not that Bailey didn't en...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  13. Brewers more flexible, but to what end?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, the Brewers just saved $5.5 million! I just talked to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and he told me the primary reason for declining the $6.5 million option on right-hander Braden Looper was to maintain financial flexibility as he delves...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  14. What's next for Phillies?

    Rob Neyer

    Is it too early to start thinking about next year? Hardly. If Charlie Manuel is already thinking about 2010, why can't we? David Brown:Phillies manager Charlie Manuel might have been conflating the top line from "Terminator" with a famous quote from...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  15. Is window closing for Rangers?

    Rob Neyer

    With the Rangers having graduated most of their top prospects to the majors this season -- top prospects who earned the farm system a No. 1 ranking from Baseball America last winter -- Tim Cowlishaw wonders if the money's available to complement all ...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  16. Big new deals for Pujols and Holliday?

    Rob Neyer

    According to Jon Heyman, this could be a highly lucrative winter for a couple of Cardinals sluggers ... The St. Louis Cardinals managed to go an almost unprecedented 4-for-4 with their acquisitions this summer, helping them to run away from their ar...

    Blog | September 25, 2009