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  1. All-time draft rosters: AL Central

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the AL Central as we look back at the all-time draft rosters. Remember, these are the best players drafted and signed by the team, even if they didn't necessarily contribute to that franchise. Other divisions: AL East Chicago W...

    Blog | May 31, 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 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
  4. Book reveals 'secret' of home-field edge

    Rob Neyer

    This new book isn't the first attempt at a sports version of "Freakonomics," but I'm hoping it's the best. Here's a bit of's interview with co-author Jon Wertheim: So why does the home team win more often? Wertheim: What'...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  5. White Sox by 'eras,' 1901-2010

    Rob Neyer

    In conjunction with's latest Ultimate Rivalry -- this one pitting the White Sox against the Cubs, via ESPN Chicago -- I'm continuing my efforts to divide every franchise's history into distinct "eras" tied to individual players. I won't g...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  6. Zambrano's tantrum S.O.P. for Cubs

    Rob Neyer

    Brilliant: Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has been suspended indefinitely after a dugout tirade Friday, according to Cubs general manager Jim Hendry. Zambrano had to be separated from teammate Derrek Lee in the visitor's dugout after surrendering...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  7. Respecting John Axford

    Rob Neyer

    From Tyler Kepner's piece about what might be the last days of Trevor Hoffman: Hoffman, 42, converted just five of his first 10 save opportunities this season, and batters are hitting .339 off him. He is 1-3 with a 12.21 earned run average; the ...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  8. More on a rumored trade

    Rob Neyer

    Bob Dutton on a trade that quickly turned into a trade rumor: Merely hours after the New York Yankees secured their 27th World Series title, a report claimed the Royals have agreed to send outfielder Mark Teahen to the Chicago White Sox for seco...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  9. Moneyed clubs cleaning up in '09

    Rob Neyer

    As's Tom Van Riper writes, it's not been a good season for teams with low payrolls. And you can imagine what the owners of teams with low payrolls might think about that ... Should the Tigers hang on, this season will mark the fir...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  10. Jays dump salary, ChiSox add OF

    Rob Neyer

    Boy. Talk about your salary dump: Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox, sending him to a contending team and giving Toronto financial flexibility. Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi announced t...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  11. ChiSox out-splash Tigers and Twins

    Rob Neyer

    Let's offer a bit of tribute to the American League Central. It might not be the best division, but all three contenders are trying to get better this season and the Indians are trying to get better in the future (which leaves only the Royals, bu...

    Blog | July 31, 2009
  12. Rob Neyer: Football's all-time baseball team

    Rob Neyer

    With the Super Bowl approaching, Rob Neyer assembles an all-star baseball team composed of the best football players.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2009
  13. Twins have slight edge over White Sox in AL Central race

    Rob Neyer

    The White Sox have a half-game lead in the standings, but the Twins don't have a single road game the rest of the way.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2008
  14. Mets, Phillies and Brewers battling for two spots in NL

    Rob Neyer

    The Mets, Phillies and Brewers are fighting for two playoff spots. The loser is going to look back and wonder what might have been.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2008
  15. Predicting Red Sox to miss the playoffs

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer offers a look at his projected standings, which have the Red Sox missing the playoffs in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008
  16. AL Central takes the cake ... for now

    Rob Neyer

    With two playoff teams from last year, the AL Central is the majors' hottest division. But will it continue its success in '07?

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2007