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  1. The next great baseball movie?

    David Schoenfield

    Fun piece from Rob Neyer at SB Nation on what the next great baseball movie might be, following the success of "42." He asks different people for their ideas -- Bob Costas says Barry Bonds (good luck finding an audience for that one), Allen Barra sug...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Podcast: Robin Ventura talks CWS

    Rob Neyer

    I'd argue that whenever SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield co-hosts the Baseball Today Podcast that's all the reason you need to listen, but Thursday's show was indeed a particularly special one, because ... 1. Former All-Star third basem...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. M's never deserved their narrative

    Rob Neyer

    Posnanski on the 2010 Seattle Mariners and unrealistic expectations: It all seems so obvious now, doesn't it? Bringing back Ken Griffey Jr.? Trading for Milton Bradley? Giving 32-year-old Chone Figgins (and his lifetime 99 OPS+) a big-money, four-y...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  9. M's add veteran slugger for pennant push

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, I thought the Mariners were supposed be trading veterans away. But instead they do this: The Cleveland Indians have traded Russell Branyan back to the Seattle Mariners, reported Saturday night. Branyan was told after the Indians' lo...

    Blog | June 27, 2010
  10. Lee throws strikes, should leave M's

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Passan on Cliff Lee, who figures to be our second-most famous pitcher until he's traded: The team that acquired him during the offseason, the Seattle Mariners, are a disaster - 24-39, worse than every team but the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsbu...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are still wondering how you spend years on an island with no potato chips or hamburgers and still manage to gain a few pounds ... * Ultimate Zone Rating is bigger and better, and MGL has all the juicy details. * How is interleague...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  12. Junior sleeping in clubhouse, at plate

    Rob Neyer

    You have to enjoy these stories that just keep on giving. From the suddenly famous Larry LaRue: After a players-only meeting to discuss the issue - and a pair of anonymous players who triggered the most controversial part of it - Seattle Mariners ...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  13. Was Junior sleeping on the job?

    Rob Neyer

    Greg Johns on a juicy report: For those wondering how much longer Ken Griffey Jr.'s run will last with the Seattle Mariners, Tacoma News Tribune beat writer Larry LaRue has an answer. LaRue wrote a blog post this morning speculating the end is n...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  14. News not all bad for Orioles

    Rob Neyer

    Sure, the Orioles are 4-17. Brian Roberts is hurt, and Adam Jones has walked twice this month. But the news isn't all bad. Wednesday night, their No. 6 starter pitched a no-hitter. Sure, it was in the minors. But when you're 4-17 you take your good n...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  15. Attendance issues? It's the economy, stupid.

    Rob Neyer

    As expected, attendance last season was down. Not expected as much, maybe: It's down again this year, too. Yeah, it's early. Not a lot. But it's hard to ignore when, as John Hickey writes, "the Orioles, the Mets, the Mariners, the Indians, the Nation...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  16. M's add reliever, drop fifth outfielder

    Rob Neyer

    Stinks to be Ryan Langerhans today. Geoff Baker: The six-man bullpen experiment by the Seattle Mariners didn't last long, as the club brought right-handed pitcher Jesus Colome up from Tacoma on Thursday and designated outfielder Ryan Langerhans for...

    Blog | April 08, 2010