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.


Ageism, I say!


There's that Jeff Sullivan fellow again, shaking up all that data and coming up with something interesting. This time it's pitch-framing (of a sort), but with a twist ... We know, or think we...

So, Higuera and Biggio walked into a bar and ...


What do Teddy Higuera and Craig Biggio have in common? Both were victimized this year by questionable elections.

Sydneysiders rejoice! (Ohioans, maybe not.)

Wednesday afternoon, Major League Baseball released the complete 2014 schedule, with game times and everything. There's nothing extraordinary about the schedule -- hey, we're already used to...

Famous 26-game winner retiring


Dallas Braden packed a lot of action into a relatively brief career.

Baseball's first $300 Million Man? Why not?


The Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw's agent are reportedly discussing a long-term contract, and this time they might actually come up with an offer that nobody can refuse.

Does "Japanese pitcher" tell us anything at all?


Our brains like to create groups and sub-groups and sub-sub-groups. It's easier to navigate the world that way. But it's not necessarily the most accurate way, and maybe we should stop thinking...

Don't miss a single at-bat!


You can pick one hitter and watch every single at-bat this season. Who is he?

Winning on the cheap (but not often)


Starlin Castro's a good bet for a good season. But 2014 doesn't figure to treat Castro's Cubs well, thanks in part to one of MLB's lowest payrolls. So when does the rebuilding plan start showing...

Is drug testing futile?


No, it's not. Which isn't to say that cheaters can't prosper. Many have, and more will. But drug testing has made a difference, and will make a difference for at least a while longer.

Yankees' 2013 highlight was in April?

Yes. April. It was a long season for the Yankees.

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