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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. 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. 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
  5. When Owners Attack

    Rob Neyer

    Once "Child Hell Flight" gets canceled, maybe there will be room for my favorite idea for a reality show: "When Owners Attack" ... The CEO of the Texas Rangers called New York Yankees fans "violent," "apathetic" and "an embarrassment" for their ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  6. Rangers had 'em all the way

    Rob Neyer

    I will probably go to my grave believing that the New York Yankees were better than the Texas Rangers in 2010. I believe, right now, that the difference between them probably wasn't as large as most of us thought, a few weeks ago. The Yankees o...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  7. Jeter's next deal won't be about the money

    Rob Neyer

    Reuters talked to a couple of sabermetrically inclined analysts about the sort of money that Derek Jeter's likely to make with his next contract: Jeter could increase his value with an exceptional performance in the remainder of the playoffs, espec...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  8. Gardenhire powerless against Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    There is a parallel dimension -- actually, an infinite number of parallel dimensions -- in which the Minnesota Twins scored four or five runs Saturday night against the New York Yankees. In this dimension, the Twins still lost the game, because the Y...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  9. Yankees' switch-pitcher finally moves up

    Rob Neyer

    From the mailbag, on a subject I'd almost forgotten ... Rob,yesterday Pat Venditte made his Double-A debut against Akron's 3-4-5 hitters in a one-run game. The results were predictable: three up, three down, one strikeout. And he was the winning pit...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  10. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links won't strain their groin but might smack the jeebers out of some innocent door the next time things don't go well ... I'm not saying he should have been there; that's between him and his God (or gods). But if he really didn't know w...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Will Cliff Lee pitch for M's tonight ... or Yanks?

    Rob Neyer

    Is it "all but certain" that Cliff Lee is about to join the New York Yankees? Every other contending team in the American League must hope not. Joel Sherman this morning: The Yanks were not assured of obtaining Lee since other clubs such as the ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  13. National League won't miss Mo

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Girardi just lost his security blanket (for one night, anyway): Due to inflammation in his right knee and a sore oblique, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to skip this year's All-Star Game. Rivera said he thought he could continue...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  14. The Yankee 'Eras,' 1903-2010

    Rob Neyer

    I've recently become obsessed with the notion that every major league franchise's history can be divided (and I should grant, somewhat messily) into specific "eras" that correspond with particular players. I'm not talking about identifying each franc...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  15. Baseball's cheaper without the hot dogs (etc.)

    Rob Neyer

    Some years ago, I had great seats for a game at Wrigley Field, fourth row behind the plate, and was amazed at how little the ticket cost: $28 ... which actually was probably a lot for 2001, but still seemed like a good deal then and especially now. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  16. Yankees whine about Brewers' whining

    Rob Neyer

    Don't you wish these guys would settle things like this with an arm-wrestling match? Or a duel? New York Yankees president Randy Levine fired an executive-level brush-back pitch at Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio. Levine's message: Stop ...

    Blog | April 06, 2010