Rob Neyer

National Baseball Editor

Rob Neyer began his career with legendary baseball author Bill James, and later worked for STATS, Inc. and ESPN.com, writing more words for that website than anyone else. Rob has written or co-written six baseball books, including Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends. Growing up in Kansas City, Rob's favorite teams were the Royals, the Minnesota Vikings and the long-lost Kansas City Kings. These days, he spends his winters staying warm and rooting for the Jayhawks.


Hall of Fame adds Torre, La Russa, Cox

Monday at baseball's Winter Meetings, the Hall of Fame announced that Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Bobby Cox have all been elected unanimously by the Hall's Expansion Era Committee.

Jeff Nelson: Blowing a call twice

Friday night in Seattle, another umpire missed a call. Granted, it was a strange play and first-base umpire Jeff Nelson seemed contrite after realizing his error. Still, we're left to wonder ... A...

McCovey Chronicles: "Why We're Thrilled Barry Bonds Isn't Going To Jail"

Here’s what you get from a half crazy-eyed, half clear-thinking baseball fan who’s just seen one of his once-favorite players avoid a stint in the clink: The default position of McCovey...

Johan Santana's Rehab Slowed

Remember when Johan Santana's rehab was going well, and he was going to pitch in June or maybe July at the latest? Scratch that. Here's the latest, from Mike Puma (via the Post): Johan Santana has...

Giants Vs. Cardinals: Nate Schierholtz Unlikely Hero In 11-Inning Victory

Part-time outfielder Nate Schierholtz delivered huge hits in both the ninth and 11th innings as the San Francisco Giants topped the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5.

Astros Vs. Cubs: Houston Rookie Jordan Lyles Makes Great First Impression

Houston's Jordan Lyles -- making his major-league debut -- and Chicago's Carlos Zambrano engaged in a duel for eight innings Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, but neither figured in the decision as the Astros pounded Cubs closer Carlos Marmol on their way to a 7-3 win.

Cardinals Vs. Padres: Latos Outpitches Carpenter For 3-1 Win

Two top pitchers in the National League - Chris Carpenter and Mat Latos - battled in San Diego Wednesday. The Padres came out on top after an eighth-inning rally.

Red Sox Vs. Indians: Cleveland Scores Two Late Runs For 3-2 Win

The amazing Cleveland Indians fell behind the Boston Red Sox Monday night, but rallied with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and beat the Red Sox 3-2. Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera, who collected five hits Sunday, went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run.

Chase Utley Rejoins Phillies, Might Play Monday

Toward the end of spring training, nobody seemed to have any idea when Chase Utley might return to the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup. But there was some ominous mention of the All-Star break, which...

Rockies Vs. Phillies: Jason Giambi Hits 3 Home Runs, Joins Select Group

Thursday night in Philadelphia, Colorado first baseman Jason Giambi became the second-oldest player in Major League Baseball history to hit three home runs in one game, driving in all seven Rockies runs in their' 7-1 victory over the Phillies.

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