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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hall of Famer Gillick famous for memory

    Rob Neyer

    I got Eddie Robinson's memoir in the mail recently, and I really enjoyed it and was going to recommend the book if you're looking for a Christmas gift ... only to discover that the book won't be released until February. (I was blessed with an advance...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  6. New York Mets bring coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    The New York Mets are assembling quite the brain trust, don't you think? Paul DePodesta is leaving his role as executive vice president of the San Diego Padres to join general manager Sandy Alderson's front office with the New York Mets as a sp...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  7. New SweetSpotter on Jays' Lind

    Rob Neyer

    Today I'm thrilled to announce the latest addition to the SweetSpot Network: Ghostrunner on First, covering the Toronto Blue Jays and masterminded by the wonderfully named Drew Fairservice. Today, Drew looks at Adam Lind's awful 2010 numbers and ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  8. Tigers lose right fielder, gain $15M

    Rob Neyer

    This is really bad news for the Tigers' front office ... Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his right ankle in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays. ... but it's great news for the Tigers' accountants, because th...

    Blog | July 24, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Toronto locks up Adam Lind

    Rob Neyer

    Well, the first big move for the new regime in Toronto could hardly be better: The Toronto Blue Jays signed outfielder Adam Lind to a four-year, $18 million contract on Saturday. The deal runs through 2013 and includes club options through the 2...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  11. Baseball's worst 'Ricciardis'

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has some fun with the worst contracts in baseball, all building up to this big finish: 1. Vernon Wells (Toronto Blue Jays). Cot's Baseball Contracts - the incredibly awesome site where I got these numbers from - is one of my favori...

    Blog | August 12, 2009
  12. Making Aaron Hill's MVP case

    Rob Neyer

    Is Aaron Hill playing just about as well this year as Dustin Pedroia did last year? Robert MacLeod argues that they're a lot closer than you probably think: Last season Dustin Pedroia hit .326 with 83 runs-batted-in and 17 home runs while playin...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  13. Jays scouting Yankees?

    Rob Neyer

    The National Post's Jeremy Sandler: It is the kind of sighting that can mean nothing or everything. Toronto Blue Jays director of player development Dick Scott surfaced last week at a Florida State League game between the Single-A affiliates o...

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  14. Jays dump Ryan

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this didn't end well: Ryan The Toronto Blue Jays gave reliever B.J. Ryan his unconditional release and activated left-hander Scott Downs from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. --snip-- ...

    Blog | July 08, 2009
  15. MLB Draft -- Stephen Strasburg stands alone, even compared to pas...

    Keith Law

    Stephen Strasburg's numbers show he is in a league of his own, even compared to past top pitching prospects who did not pan out.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  16. Halladay's magical powers

    Rob Neyer

    The best record in the American League? Why, that would be your Toronto Blue Jays. OK, maybe not yours. Make that Canada's Toronto Blue Jays. And what are they doing up there atop the standings? Dugout Central's Teddy Mitrosilis thinks he...

    Blog | May 14, 2009