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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Explaining Red Sox's ratings plummet

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, here's some mildly surprising news. According to SportsBusiness Journal, the Red Sox's TV ratings this season are way, way down: The Boston Red Sox's six-year reign atop MLB's local television ratings is about to end, as the team's local number...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  8. When you point one finger at MLB ...

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Here we go again ... "People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American," Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter says. "They're not us. They're impostors. "Even people I know come up and say, 'He...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  9. Are Angels finished dealing?

    Rob Neyer

    Really, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? For two years of Fernando Rodney's ball-throwing, walk-issuing style of pitching, you're willing to write checks that add up to $11 million? But the real news isn't the contract. As Sam Miller writes, it's where...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  10. Tracy and Scioscia the easy choices

    Rob Neyer

    No real surprises here, huh? Jim Tracy of Colorado has won the NL Manager of the Year award and Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels has been selected for the AL honor. Tracy became the second manager to win the award after taking over in mid...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  11. Rays send message with trade

    Rob Neyer

    Golly, I sure didn't see this one coming: The Los Angeles Angels, looking to bolster their rotation for the last five weeks of the season and in October, acquired leftt-hander Scott Kazmir of the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. "This is a surpr...

    Blog | August 29, 2009
  12. Jays waiting for big 'WOW'

    Rob Neyer

    Did you hear that sound, just now? When the Phillies and Indians agreed on a deal that will bring Cliff Lee to Philadelphia? That was the sound of the Blue Jays' leverage in Roy Halladay discussions. And apparently the Jays still aren't clos...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  13. Big Papi hits nadir

    Rob Neyer

    As Adam Kilgore writes, David Ortiz' struggles this season have never been more pronounced than in yesterday's game ... Ortiz In a season chocked with frustration, Ortiz yesterday reached a nadir. He went 0 f...

    Blog | May 15, 2009
  14. Angels' weakness a strength?

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Calcaterra notes a surprising turn of events out west: After starting the year with three starters on the disabled list, then losing two more -- and one in tragic fashion -- I would have bet very good money that as of May 6th, the strength of ...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  15. O's giving up on Pie?

    Rob Neyer

    According to Jeff Zrebiec, Felix Pie's days as the Orioles' every-day left fielder seem to be numbered ... Pie The Felix Pie experiment hasn't officially ended, but his grip on the starting l...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  16. Predicting Red Sox to miss the playoffs

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer offers a look at his projected standings, which have the Red Sox missing the playoffs in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008