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.


When you don't need the money


What does Aubrey Huff's retirement tell us about the modern ballplayer and his modern salary?

Jerry Coleman: One of a kind


Sunday, legendary player, broadcaster, and war hero Jerry Coleman passed away. The only major leaguer who saw combat in both World War II and Korea, Coleman was 89.

Bryce Harper's winter plans: Food


This winter, Bryce Harper's going to eat a lot of good home cooking. But it's okay! He actually wants to weigh at least 240 pounds when spring training starts.

"I saved the bullpen again!"


Are durable starters like Adam Wainwright even more valuable than their numbers suggest?

What shall we tell the children?


Another column written by a Hall of Fame voter, and yet another missed opportunity to convince us that players of the Steroid Era had unique character flaws that must now be addressed by Hall of...

No Coop for you!


In which one Hall of Fame voter argues against ... well, against just about anybody from the last 30 years going into the Hall of Fame. Which makes filling out those ballots quite a lot easier!

No. 1 on my (fake) Hall of Fame ballot


Either he's No. 1 or he's not on your ballot at all. As always, with Barry Bonds there's nowhere in the middle.

The A's found another edge?


Sure, hugging's important! But so is putting together a lineup with the right sorts of hitters, and the A's seem to have discovered a subtle edge that other teams haven't.

Baseball in 2015?


Yes, the dustjacket looks backward. Far backward. But in his classic opus, Bill James made some predictions about 2015. Now we're almost there! So let's check his work.

Should defenses just let runners run?

You don't really want to run on A.J. Ellis and the Dodgers' pitchers ... but maybe Ellis shouldn't worry so much about you running?

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