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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. National League won't miss Mo

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Girardi just lost his security blanket (for one night, anyway): Due to inflammation in his right knee and a sore oblique, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to skip this year's All-Star Game. Rivera said he thought he could continue...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  3. Yanks' 'Core 4' aging ... but this fast?

    Rob Neyer

    My friend Allen Barra on some surprising projections for a quartet of aging Bombers: If Nate Silver is correct, both the Democratic Party and the New York Yankees might be headed for tough times this fall. The ace political pollster/baseball analyst...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  4. 40's just a round number

    Rob Neyer

    Among the many things the Yankees don't need to worry about? Their 40-year-old closer, and he doesn't seem to be worried, either: New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has no concerns about entering the final season of his contract at age 40. R...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  5. Give Jeter the Irving Thalberg

    Rob Neyer

    I told you this would happen: Interesting question posed to Tim Kurkjian Thursday. Does Mariano Rivera have a shot at the Cy Young? The short answer is no. Zack Greinke-unless he completely and utterly implodes-is getting it. He all but wrapped it...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  6. Rob Neyer's all-time American League All-Star team

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer picks his all-time American League All-Star team since the All-Star era began in 1933.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2009
  7. Webb vs. Carpenter for NL Cy Young

    Rob Neyer

    Who will win the NL Cy Young Award? It'll be a race to the finish between Brandon Webb and Chris Carpenter.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2006
  8. Torre should rethink relief strategy

    Rob Neyer

    Nobody's perfect, not even Joe Torre. His bullpen tactics have cost the Yankees some playoff games.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2005
  9. Finding each team's weak spot

    Rob Neyer

    All eight playoff teams have weaknesses that can be exploited. Rob Neyer points them out.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2005
  10. Red Sox have edge over Yankees

    Rob Neyer

    The Yankees and Red Sox have performed roughly as we should have expected.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2005
  11. Stars that shine forever

    Rob Neyer

    Here's an all-star team composed purely of players born outside the U.S.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2005
  12. Is Smoltz ready for big innings again?

    Rob Neyer

    What have we learned in the season's first week? John Smoltz still has it; Calvin Pickering never will.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2005
  13. Predicting the standings pure folly

    Rob Neyer

    Predicting how teams will finish in the standings not just in 2004, but for the next five years is totally absurd.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2004
  14. Again, Rivera gets a night off

    Rob Neyer

    We said it after Game 4; we'll say it again: Mariano Rivera can't spend another day of inactivity.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2003
  15. No Rivera in Game 4? Inexcusable

    Rob Neyer

    Pardon Jack McKeon for lifting Carl Pavano in Game 4, but not Joe Torre for sitting Mariano Rivera.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2003
  16. Easy on the accolades for Pettitte

    Rob Neyer

    Andy Pettitte has pitched brilliantly in the playoffs, but the belief he's perfect in the postseason is far from the truth.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2003