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  1. 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
  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. Michael Young, Blue Jay?

    Rob Neyer

    Is the Blue Jays' next move going to include Michael Young? Richard Griffin thinks yeah, maybe: Need a clue that something with the Jays and Young could be in the works? Vernon Wells was asked during a Tuesday conference call where he'd been when J...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Hidden All-Stars: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Continuing (and finishing) our heralded two-part series about under-the-radar All-Star candidates, and with a great deal of help from SweetSpot Network bloggers ... Astros: Michael Bourn Bourn's .257 batting average can make him easy to overlook,...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  7. Are the Jays really this good?

    Rob Neyer

    From the ol' mailbag today: Rob- any thoughts on the Jays? They have been one of the hottest teams the past month yet it remains a struggle to get any air time from ESPN. I recognize that it is early, and they will likely not end up contending by...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  8. Locking up Mauer is just the beginning ...

    Rob Neyer

    Lots of good takes already on the Mauer deal (including here and here), but Aaron Gleeman came closest to echoing what was rattling around in my head: A list of the largest contracts in MLB history shows that long-term deals exceeding $100 million...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  9. White Sox collecting outfielders

    Rob Neyer

    Improbably enough, the Dodgers have unloaded Juan Pierre. Because, you know, the White Sox didn't already have enough questionable outfielders. Anyway, whatever happens there should be some good fodder for the jokesters. Big League Stew: The trade,...

    Blog | December 15, 2009
  10. 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
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Before we get into the usual Mendozas and whatnot, a few notes about yesterday's game in Seattle (which I enjoyed from a lovely sun-drenched perch not far from third base) ... * After the game, the Mariners hugged for a solid six or eight ...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  12. What's to be done with Milton Bradley?

    Rob Neyer

    Al Yellon runs through all the gory details of Milton Bradley's suspension, setting up this big finish: The final words, since this is my site, go to me. As noted above, this move was doomed to fail from January 6, the day it happened, for both ...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  13. Who's running the show in Toronto?

    Rob Neyer

    Sun Media's Bob Elliott writes about the state of the Blue Jays, and I suppose it's this passage that's getting most of the attention: General manager: J.P. Ricciardi ran the Roy Halladay trade show the way Chuck Barris ran The Gong Show...

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  14. Baseball's worst 'Ricciardis'

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has some fun with the worst contracts in baseball, all building up to this big finish: 1. Vernon Wells (Toronto Blue Jays). Cot's Baseball Contracts - the incredibly awesome site where I got these numbers from - is one of my favori...

    Blog | August 12, 2009
  15. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links began as essays, were distilled to Tweets, then fed protein shakes on their way to becoming full-grown Filberts ... * I recently equated Vernon Wells' contract with Alex Rios' contract. As Dave Cameron points out -- mer...

    Blog | July 10, 2009
  16. Jays dump Ryan

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this didn't end well: Ryan The Toronto Blue Jays gave reliever B.J. Ryan his unconditional release and activated left-hander Scott Downs from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. --snip-- ...

    Blog | July 08, 2009