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  1. Rays, A's leading new non-K trend?

    Tommy Rancel

    On a recent episode of the Jonah Keri Podcast, host Jonah Keri and guest Rob Neyer spoke about the rising strikeout rate in baseball and what teams may do to combat the soaring number of punchouts. One theory tossed around was the return on emphasis ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. Jonah Keri and Rany Jazayerli on the Royals' ineptitude

    Jonah Keri and Rany Jazayerli

    Our two baseball experts wonder how the Royals have found a way to turn so many can't-miss prospects into busts.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The least talented team of all time

    Rob Neyer

    As a quick follow-up to my previous post: I did a search for the teams since 1950 with the fewest All-Stars at any point in their career. Obviously, every team has at least one All-Star since each team gets one representative. Only one team has had a...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Podcast: Discussing Dodgers, Mauer, OBP

    Rob Neyer

    Here are the top five reasons why Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast with myself and Keith Law was so compelling you'd be wise to download and listen ... or something like that: 1. Personally, I think some of this Los Angeles Dodgers mess -- on the...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Will Royals' many phenoms bring me back?

    Rob Neyer

    This is a good time to be a Royals fan. Well, a patient Royals fan, anyway. The Royals might lose 100 games this year. Might lose 105. Fans who don't believe in crystal balls might not suffer 100 losses gladly. Me, though? I'm patient. I just d...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  12. Meche's retirement benefits Royals

    Rob Neyer

    Gil Meche is retiring? "After a lot of thinking and prioritizing of issues in my life, I have decided to retire from baseball. As a competitor my entire life this is the hardest decision that I've ever faced, but it's not fair to me, my family or t...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  13. Royals' mission delayed, not canceled

    Rob Neyer

    Following the reaction yesterday to the Zack Greinke trade, the questions seemed to revolve mostly around the Kansas City Royals' inability to get more for Greinke. Look, it would be fantastic if Kansas City could have gotten (the 2010 equivalent ...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  14. Omaha joins ranks of the embarrassing

    Rob Neyer

    There are some truly awful minor-league team names out there. An abbreviated list: IronBirds, Doubledays, Baysox, RiverDogs, LumberKings, TinCaps, Intimidators, BlueClaws, JetHawks, BayBears, SeaDogs, River Bandits, SilverHawks, ValleyCats. Call i...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  15. Royals' Soria happy to be aboard

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, at least somebody still to wants to pitch for Kansas City. Bob Dutton on the Royals' Pitcher of the Year: "I'm still young," Soria said, "and I think I'm a piece of what they want to do with this team. I think it's a good idea to rebuild the t...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  16. Can Giants thank steroids for Cody Ross?

    Rob Neyer

    In retrospect, maybe we should have seen this one coming ... San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team's postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Ti...

    Blog | October 29, 2010