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  1. 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
  2. Rays don't need a new home, but ...

    Rob Neyer

    Tony Lee asks which team most needs a new stadium, and doesn't have much trouble coming up with the answer. Lee's big finish: All but eight of the 30 current stadiums in use in the majors were opened in the last 20 years, but those that are older ar...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  3. A's blog joins SweetSpot Network

    Rob Neyer

    This is a good day. Of course, I don't generally have much to complain about, so most of them are good days. This is a particularly good day, though, because today I'm pleased to introduce the latest addition to the SweetSpot Network ... Baseba...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  4. A's bringing coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    Shouldn't the Yankees have been in on this? Or have they just been too traumatized by their Japanese pitchers ... The Oakland Athletics have won the right to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, Major League Baseball announced Monday.The...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  5. What's to be done about the umpires?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, at least they're going to talk. That's a first step. You just wonder if there's going to be a second step anytime soon. Amy K. Nelson: Multiple players have told ESPN.com that tensions have increased with umpires. They also are concerned abou...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  6. Asking Rob

    Rob Neyer

    Dipping into the mailbag and learning some things ... Bob, I disagree that George Steinbrenner's massive plaque is outrageous. While he had many faults and miscues throughout his ownership of the Yankees, no one can refute or deny that he built a f...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  7. What's really wrong with baseball

    Rob Neyer

    If I were Bud Selig, this would be the most important essay I read all spring ... One night last month while I watched the Oakland Athletics pitchers walk 10 New York Yankees, an idea occurred to me about what some people find "wrong" with baseball....

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  8. A year later, A's still in limbo

    Rob Neyer

    Did you hear the news about the possible relocation of the Athletics? If not, don't worry; the news isn't new: Baseball commissioner Bud Selig met with Oakland Athletics officials on Sunday in regard to a new stadium but said there is no timetable ...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  9. A's go the distance for utility infielder

    Rob Neyer

    It's February and the carousel just keeps spinning: The Cincinnati Reds acquired infielder Aaron Miles in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, swapping young infielder Adam Rosales and outfielder Willy Taveras. The Reds also will get a player to ...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  10. We'll miss you, Dallas McPherson

    Rob Neyer

    Well, the Oakland A's just got a little better (or will, if everyone passes their physicals). So why am I not happier about it? After coming up short in a bid to sign free agent Adrian Beltre, the Oakland Athletics filled their third base void Frid...

    Blog | January 16, 2010
  11. Finding a home for the A's

    Rob Neyer

    Well, it's (semi-)Official: San Jose wants the A's and the A's want San Jose. From Bloomberg: Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said he'd like to move the Major League Baseball team to San Jose, California, which would get $130 million a...

    Blog | September 03, 2009
  12. Losing faith in the A's

    Rob Neyer

    At some point in these last three seasons, as I've watched the Oakland Athletics lose game after game, as I've seen move after move backfire -- moves that I have generally supported, by the way -- I seem to have lost my faith. Today's d...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  13. Gardenhire's lousy idea

    Rob Neyer

    If I could post just one blog entry per week -- and wouldn't that be one fantastic blog! -- I would have blogged this week about this: Ron Gardenhire has what he considers the perfect plan for reviewing close calls in baseball: red flags that ma...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  14. Really??? (American edition)

    Rob Neyer

    Welcome to a new SweetSpot feature called "Really?" Today: the American League! Later today: the National League! (And yes, this will be a continuing series if you absolutely demand it. Or not. Either way, everything will be fine. I p...

    Blog | May 22, 2009
  15. Rob Neyer: MLB getting involved in A's stadium issue

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Now they've done it. Major League Baseball has become nonplussed enough to form ... a committee: NEW YORK -- Frustrated at the Oakland Athletics' inability to get a new ballpark, baseball commissioner Bud Selig has appointed a committee t...

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2009
  16. Rob Neyer: With Fremont out, A's should turn to Portland

    Rob Neyer

    Well, it's official: the A's aren't moving to Fremont. Owner Lew Wolff's official statement: "After much consideration, today we informed Mayor Wasserman and City Council members that the Oakland Athletics will cease efforts to relocate our franchi...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2009