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.


Report: Red Sox Sign Kevin Millwood To Minor-League Deal

Yahoo!'s Tim Brown reported it, and now ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes has confirmed it: the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent Kevin Millwood to a minor-league contract. As you might recall,...

Chase Utley Back In Action Tuesday Night

Lately, the news about Chase Utley just gets better and better. From Paul Hagen this morning (via Philly.com): Chase Utley will step up his rehab tonight, making his first official rehab start for...

Corey Hart Coming Off DL Wednesday

Corey Hart, sidelined since spring training with an oblique injury, has joined the Brewers and will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday. Hart just completed a five-game rehab assignment...

Searching for Shakespeare in Topeka

Via Slate, an essay called "Shakespeare and Verlander" from Bill James' latest:↵↵There are two theories that present themselves. One is that the talent that assembled in Shakespeare's...

Giants Rookie Brandon Belt Wins First Base Job

Well, it's official. Brandon Belt is a San Francisco Giant.↵↵↵↵↵↵Belt talking to media. Said he cried when Bochy told him he made team #SFGiantsless than a...

Senator Urges MLB To Ban Chewing Tobacco

Look, I'm not a gigantic fan of the Nanny State ... Except when I am, and I can't for the life of me understand why ballplayers aren't allowed to smoke tobacco in the ballpark, but are allowed to...

MLB Chooses Dream Job Winners

We have a winner! Actually, two winners. Yankees fan Mike O'Hara and Orioles fan Ryan Wagner have won MLB's Dream Job audition and will spend this season in the Fan Cave.↵

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: San Francisco Giants

The Giants won their first-ever World Series on the strength of their pitching, while their hitting was merely adequate. They've added some hitters, but the heart of the franchise is still its five starters. Can they do it again?

Budget-Conscious Mets Go Bargain-Hunting

Ah, it's really sad what these small-market, cash-strapped clubs are sometimes forced to do. David Waldstein (via the Times):↵↵Spending just $10,873,000, a budget-conscious group of...

Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: San Diego Padres

After their near-miss in 2010, the Padres now face a potentially long rebuilding process, but excellent seasons from Mat Latos and Cameron Maybin would represent a good start.

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