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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. 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
  3. Stroll through the stats: RBI guys

    Rob Neyer

    Because we're nothing if not innovative here at the SweetSpot blog, we're going to combine our Monday stroll through the stats with some links of the day. As I mentioned in today's weekly look ahead, Jose Bautista's OPS+ was entering Barry Bonds ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  4. Angels overreact, add Wells

    Rob Neyer

    Apparently there really is one born every minute: The Los Angeles Angels, shut out in several bids to acquire free-agent hitters this winter, have acquired three-time All-Star Vernon Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Mike Nap...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  5. Remembering the Angels' .300 lineup

    Rob Neyer

    Just a year ago, the Angels were doing something pretty incredible. This season? Not so much. Bill Plunkett's got the details: Mickey Hatcher can put away the camera. A year ago Wednesday, the Angels made a bit of history. On Aug. 18, 2009, they ...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  6. 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
  7. Rob Neyer: All-time bests from the All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    From Willie Mays to Cal Ripken Jr. to Reggie Jackson, check out the all-time bests in several different categories related to the All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  8. When you point one finger at MLB ...

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Here we go again ... "People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American," Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter says. "They're not us. They're impostors. "Even people I know come up and say, 'He...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  9. Will Matsui join Angels in the outfield?

    Rob Neyer

    Care to guess how many innings Hideki Matsui played in the field last year? If you answered "zero" you win the kewpie doll. Nevertheless, he's got a new team and the Angels haven't give up on him. Sure, he's going to be the club's primary DH. B...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  10. 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
  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. A's going young in 2010

    Rob Neyer

    It looks like a fairly boring winter for the A's, at least if you believe Billy Beane ... In other words, he's staying the course that he set a couple of winters ago before appearing to veer a bit off last offseason with the acquisitions of veteran...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  13. More Gold Gloves, more head-scratching

    Rob Neyer

    Straight from the source, we've got your 2009 American League Gold Glovers. Shockingly, the voters selected MVP candidates Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, and Derek Jeter, all of whom were probably solid defensively but might not have been the best fiel...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  14. Does Abreu stir the Angels' drink?

    Rob Neyer

    From Carson Cistulli's review of the Angels (and particularly their hitting): The numbers are up across the board, really. More walks, more line drives (with the exception of '04), more fly balls, and more fly balls leaving the yard. The i...

    Blog | October 06, 2009
  15. Appreciating Ichiro's 'record'

    Rob Neyer

    Gee, I don't know ... I certainly heard plenty about Ichiro Suzuki's new "record." What about you? Is this the first you've heard of it? Geoff Baker on the collective yawn: To say Ichiro's pursuit of a record ninth consecut...

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  16. Abreu boosting teammates?

    Rob Neyer

    Just this morning, I linked to Bill Plunkett's argument for Bobby Abreu as baseball's best bargain. Well, now Plunkett's got even more evidence for his case: Bobby Abreu is getting a lot of credit as a man of influence. With the Angels...

    Blog | August 24, 2009