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  1. K.C. Masterpiece

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's weird to root for something that goes against what you believe in, but that's where I found myself as I flew out of O'Hare yesterday morning to watch the Royals play the A's in the American League wild-card game, Kansas Cit...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. MLB Awards: The 2014 AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Y...

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is in the books, and the playoffs start tonight. Before we start the postseason dancing, however, there's one final piece of pre-October business to handle: picking the 2014 MLB awards winners! Once again, I'm not...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. AL Wild-Card Preview: A’s vs. Royals

    Ben Lindbergh

    After six months of slow-developing regular-season play, we've reached the point of the year when baseball morphs into a small-sample sport and demands that we do in-depth analyses of individual games, which would have made us look like ove...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. The Super-Rotation Rivalry

    Ben Lindbergh

    There's a new rivalry brewing in baseball. Unlike most cases of animus or intense competition between teams, it's not based on being in the same division or geographical region. It's built, instead, on strong starting ro...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  5. 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
  6. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. Laughing With Yu Darvish

    Eric Benson

    Yu Darvish was all alone. Sitting in front of his locker in the Texas Rangers' spring training clubhouse, the pitcher arranged his belongings hastily, kept his eyes trained on the floor, and, with his unruly bedhead and a slight frown, wafted a ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  8. The new normal for the New York Yankees

    Rany Jazayerli

    Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera are gone. Derek Jeter is old. It's time to accept that 2013 wasn't a fluke: The Yankees aren't good, and they aren't getting better.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  9. Visualizing Patterns in MLB Pitching

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As the 0-2 curveball left the fingertips of Jose Veras's right hand, the Tigers were leading Game 6 of the American League Championship Series 2-1. It was late in the game, and if Shane Victorino struck out, the mood at Fenway Park would have migrate...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri on the Red Sox and the World Series

    Jonah Keri

    A potent lineup, a killer closer, and a savvy manager will lead Boston to another championship

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  11. Tigers Leave Too Many Opportunities on the Table

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox won a nail-biter Thursday, topping the Tigers, 4-3, and moving to within one game of claiming the American League pennant. In a game that featured a few spectacular plays, it was the handful of squandered opportunities that stood out most...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  12. Jonah Keri breaks down the American League Championship Series

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox face off for the right to advance to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  13. Tigers Survive, Red Sox Advance on Another Wild October Night

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers forced a decisive Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday, while the Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series, as both teams eked out tight victories Tuesday. Though Anibal Sanchez did struggle in Game 3, Detroit...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  14. Jonah Keri hands out the major MLB awards

    Jonah Keri

    Now that the regular season is officially over, it's time to hand out some well-deserved hardware.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  15. More Than a Trophy: What the AL Cy Young Race Means for Advanced ...

    Shane Ryan

    In 2010, Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young award with a 13-12 record. It was the right choice for a number of reasons. He had the league's best ERA, the highest pitcher WAR, the most innings pitched, and the lowest WHIP, and he lasted ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  16. Adam Rosales Volleyball and the Battle for the American League We...

    Michael Baumann

    Going into any season, fans hope for two things: (1) that their chosen team wins a lot, and (2) failing that, as many close pennant races as possible. (Thanks a lot, Atlanta Braves.) It's still way too far out to say for sure that the American League...

    Blog | August 13, 2013