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  1. Clearing the bases: A's, Twins scoring runs

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Stats that don't make sense. And the team that has scored the most runs in the majors in June is ... the Oakland A's, with 90. With Brandon Moss hitting six home runs in 36 at-bats, the A's have hit 19 home runs in 16 games. Seth Smith is...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. In Minnesota, another win for hitters

    Rob Neyer

    I guess we should have seen this one coming: The Minnesota Twins will take down the pine trees behind center field wall. Hitters complained the trees made it difficult for them to pick up the ball out of the pitcher's hand. The 14 trees swayi...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  10. Gardenhire powerless against Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    There is a parallel dimension -- actually, an infinite number of parallel dimensions -- in which the Minnesota Twins scored four or five runs Saturday night against the New York Yankees. In this dimension, the Twins still lost the game, because the Y...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  11. Defending Gardy (not that he needs it)

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski on his favorite manager: OK, so, it's happening again ... every year I feel more and more certain that there has to be something I'm missing. I had a long talk with someone close to the Minnesota Twins ... this someone is the latest in a l...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  12. Tigers' Galarraga sent down, for cause

    Rob Neyer

    Geez. Tough crowd: After his near-perfect game last month, Armando Galarraga seemed the least upset person in the Tigers' locker room. He said he felt for Jim Joyce, the umpire who missed the ninth-inning call at first base. After the Tigers' 11...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  13. Thanks to Twins, attendance steady

    Rob Neyer

    Tom Van Riper on some early returns: Good thing the powers that be in Major League Baseball reconsidered their idea to contract the Minnesota Twins in the 1990s. They may just end up saving the 2010 season. Before Game 2 of the 2009 World Series...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  14. Baseball's cheaper without the hot dogs (etc.)

    Rob Neyer

    Some years ago, I had great seats for a game at Wrigley Field, fourth row behind the plate, and was amazed at how little the ticket cost: $28 ... which actually was probably a lot for 2001, but still seemed like a good deal then and especially now. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  15. The new and improved SweetSpot Network

    Rob Neyer

    OK, so this post should have appeared yesterday, but sometimes the Fates intervene ... So we'll call this our Opening Day. Today, ESPN and SweetSpot are thrilled to announce the expansion of the SweetSpot Network that began with seven independent...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  16. Mauer's contract about Twins, not 'baseball'

    Rob Neyer

    Chris Ruddick on the best news of the week (so far): The baseball gods smiled upon the sport on Sunday when it was announced that the Minnesota Twins locked up catcher Joe Mauer with an eight-year, $184 million extension. Now, as much fun as it ...

    Blog | March 23, 2010