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  1. The Kansas City Royals' Unsurprising, Underwhelming Winter

    Ben Lindbergh

    When did the 2014 Royals start to surprise us? It wasn't in October, when Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas stopped trying to string singles together and became acquainted with walks and homers. It wasn't in the last minutes of Septe...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. The Marlins Maneuver, the Tigers Retool, the Phillies Accept Fate...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings came to a close Thursday, but not without another torrent of transactions. We've analyzed the Dodgers' day of trade/signing insanity and the Red Sox's new, unsexy starter...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  3. The White Sox Solved Their Pitching Problems With Jeff Samardzija...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Judging by the Cubs-heavy buzz entering the offseason, one wouldn't have known that both Chicago clubs posted 73 wins in 2014, or that both teams had talked about contending in 2015. The Cubs had the celebrity front office, the top-rated fa...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  4. Cleveland Edges Closer to Contention With Brandon Moss Trade

    Jonah Keri

    The Indians' trade for Brandon Moss highlighted a quiet first day at baseball's winter meetings, signaling the likelihood of bigger leaguewide moves as soon as today, and bigger happenings in Cleveland as soon as this coming seaso...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. ALDS Preview: Breaking Down Tigers vs. Orioles and Royals vs. Ang...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Things got dicey for the Tigers down the stretch, but they earned a win in Game 162 to claim their fourth straight AL Central title. The Orioles, meanwhile, won the East for the first time since 1997, cruising to the second-largest lead of any divisi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  6. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. They Might Be Royals (Royals)

    Rany Jazayerli

    The initial turning point for the now first-place Kansas City Royals began, as you might expect in this season gone mad, with a routine ground ball to the shortstop. On May 29, with the Royals down to their final out against the Blue Jays and the...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  8. OK, It’s Time to Worry About the Tigers

    Michael Baumann

    There's a radio station in Michigan that has me on to talk baseball every so often, and the hosts always ask me if they should worry about the Tigers. I always say no, in the same reassuring tone you'd use to tell your kid he does...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  9. About Last Night: Uh-Oh, Tigers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy run-by-fruiting Pierce Brosnan one last time, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Things have gotten weird in the AL Central, where the suddenly injury-ravaged Detroit Tigers have fallen out of fi...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  10. Detroit Just Landed David Price in a Three-Team Bonanza …;...

    Jonah Keri

    Well, so much for a quiet 2014 trade deadline. Following this morning's Oakland-Boston blockbuster, the Detroit Tigers capped one of the wildest deadline days in history with an 11th-hour deal for David Price, the most sought-after commodity on ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  11. Damn, It’s Good to Be the Tigers: In the AL Central, One Tr...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Wednesday, the Tigers played their appointed part in baseball's pre-trade deadline dance, acquiring a closer to reinforce a relief corps that entered the day with the fifth-worst ERA and sixth-worst FIP among big league bullpens. After s...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  12. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  13. Who’s That Guy? Minnesota Twins Slugger Chris Colabello!

    Matt Borcas

    Who's That Guy is an ongoing Grantland series, and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. And hey, baseball is part of that landscape! Who Is He? Minnesota Twins first baseman, designated hitter, and right fiel...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  14. 2014 AL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 division previews kicked off last week with a look at the AL East. Today, the series continues with the AL Central, where the Tigers are going for their fourth consecutive division title, the Indians are trying to make it back t...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  15. 2014 MLB Preview

    Grantland Staff

    The 2014 MLB season is rapidly approaching. Prepare for Opening Day (well, Opening Days ...;) with Grantland's MLB Preview, which includes Jonah Keri's division primers, our staff MLB Warning countdown series, over/under odds, fan...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  16. About Last Night: Feel the Roar

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting taken aback by the presence of hockey news in your Twitter feed, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Max Scherzer got his 21st win and the Detroit Tigers clinched the AL Central with a 1-0 win over the Mi...

    Blog | September 26, 2013