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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. Links: Phillies IF, Clay Buchholz, Morneau

    Rob Neyer

    Links to check out from around the SweetSpot network (and a couple other places): The Royals apparently made a lot of money last season. Bill Baer examines the pros and cons of some potential trade targets if the Phillies decide to add infield ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. MLB considering a new Disabled List

    Rob Neyer

    A special DL, just for guys with concussions? It might happen: Major League Baseball is considering a 7-day disabled list for players with concussions. The new DL could be instituted as soon as next season, the person told the AP, speaking on condi...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  6. Can Twins take advantage of Yanks' weakness?

    Rob Neyer

    It's About the Money and Nick's Twins Blog have teamed up to preview the Yankees-Twins Division Series, and here's one bit of their latest installment: IIATMS: With Sabathia and Pettitte going in Games 1-2 and 4-5 (if needed), how much concern do y...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  7. Postseason roster questions: AL Edition

    Rob Neyer

    With the American League playoff teams set, we asked our SweetSpot Network bloggers to address each club's biggest roster decision entering their Division Series ... Rays: The Rays' uneven play in September seemingly leaves several big decisions h...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  8. Defending Gardy (not that he needs it)

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski on his favorite manager: OK, so, it's happening again ... every year I feel more and more certain that there has to be something I'm missing. I had a long talk with someone close to the Minnesota Twins ... this someone is the latest in a l...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  9. Add Posada to list of concussed

    Rob Neyer

    The big news here was Nick Swisher's walkoff piece. The bigger news might be this: Following the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed that Posada felt post-concussion symptoms Tuesday after getting hit by a foul ball. The star catcher sat ...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  10. Waiting for Joey Votto's first pop-up ...

    Rob Neyer

    Was reading some old posts in Dan Hennessey's Knuckleballs blog, and came across this: Justin Morneau, Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, and Josh Hamilton are simply in another league in terms of ability to hit a baseball. Easily the most valuable offens...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  11. Twins run out of relievers, but why?

    Rob Neyer

    Thursday night's loss was a tough one for the Twins; after their starting pitcher exited early with an elbow injury, they wound up losing in 13 innings. Making things worse: Ron Gardenhire used two starters in relief. And as Aaron Gleeman notes, this...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  12. Don't count Cardinals out ... yet

    Rob Neyer

    Let's be serious for a moment, on this first day of September, and figure out what's left out there, realistically. The American League is static, and has been for some time. The Rangers locked up the West a long time ago, and for some weeks the R...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  13. Sure Manny could help White Sox, but...

    Rob Neyer

    What would Manny Ramirez do for the White Sox? Potentially plenty. Kyle Koster: In his 63 games this year, the slugger has hit .308 with 8 home runs and 39 RBI. Taking him out of pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium and into the band-boxy U.S. Cellular ...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  14. Twins' Morneau out indefinitely

    Rob Neyer

    Gleeman with some unhappy news for a team in the middle of a pennant race: Justin Morneau has missed 31 games since a knee to the helmet while breaking up a double play on July 7 left him with a concussion and manager Ron Gardenhire revealed tod...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  15. Votto's great ... but still no Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    From the ubiquitous anonymous scout (via Buster Olney), a current take on Joey Votto: "I'd give him the Barry Bonds treatment right now. I wouldn't even pitch to him. Right now, he's more dangerous than Pujols . . . if he and Pujols were in the sam...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  16. 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