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.


Will all these new Yankees be enough?


With the signing of Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees have officially blown well past their supposed budgetary limits. But have they done enough to escape third place?

Is this A-Rod's baseball future?


Suing guys who throw 95-mile-an-hour fastballs might not be the very best career move.

Bud Selig, metaphorical scorpion


Monday, Grant Brisbee tried to come up with five hated non-beloved baseball figures ... and couldn't do it. Grant managed only four: Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, Jeffrey Loria, and Scott Boras. I do...

Now it's just Matt Holliday's world ...


You don't think baseball's drug culture has changed? Just listen to veteran Matt Holliday.

The Hall of Famer who was always wrong


In a highly entertaining guest column for Old Time Family Baseball, Emma Span points out that Bowie Kuhn -- Hall of Famer Bowie Kuhn -- was basically wrong about everything. Really, this list is...

Living with mascots (even the awful ones)

The New Yorker's Ian Crouch isn't a fan of the Cubs' new mascot, and you can't really blame him (although one of Crouch's issues, Clark's below-the-waist nakedness, has been approved by Grant...

C'mon. Get happy!

Thursday, Dave Madden died. Which reminded your scribe of a long-forgotten baseball song about Willie Mays.

Enjoy those close-call replays while you can!


Yes, there's a new policy that allows teams to show replays, even on the closest of plays. But this might not last for long.

The A-Rod book(s) you won't be reading


Before he died, star journalist Richard Ben Cramer tried and failed to write a book about Alex Rodriguez.

Saying (a long) goodbye to the neighborhood play


Yes, baseball's new video-review system somehow preserves the so-called "neighborhood play" at second base. But in practice, it won't last much longer at all.

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