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  1. MLB Trade Value, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    Yesterday, we revealed Part 1 of our annual MLB Trade Value ranking. Today, we're rounding out the list by dissecting baseball's 35 most valuable chips. If you need a refresher on the rules that define this thought experiment, hea...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  2. Iron Men: Quantifying the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Remarkable In...

    Ben Lindbergh

    At the age when most players, and particularly most catchers, have begun to decline, 31-year-old Pirates backstop Russell Martin is peaking. As usual, Martin has excelled on defense this season, posting strong pitch-framing stats, a stellar pop time,...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. The 30: Reply Hazy; Try Again

    Jonah Keri

    At this point in the season, most teams should have figured it out. The elite teams should be cruising toward the postseason; the upper-middle-class teams should have their rosters set as they make a playoff push; the squads in the next tier down sho...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. The Diamondbacks’ Disgrace, or: A List of Things Kirk Gibso...

    Michael Baumann

    I feel bad for Diamondbacks fans. There are bad teams, and hopeless teams, and teams that do morally reprehensible things, and for each, there are fans who think that flying the flag means unquestioning loyalty. They back up whatever logically or mor...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. Driven by Youth, Pittsburgh Aims to Best the Regression Beast

    Jonah Keri

    With one out in the top of the 10th inning of Monday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves knotted in a scoreless tie with the Cubs. Chicago speedster Emilio Bonifacio took an aggressive lead, and Pittsburgh righ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  6. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    Part 1 of our second-annual MLB Trade Value Rankings debuted on Wednesday. Today, we're rounding out the list by examining baseball's top 35 trade chips. Remember, last year's rankings appear in parentheses. Click here to read Part 1....

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  7. National League Wild-Card Game Preview: Pirates and Reds Poised t...

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's been 22 years since Pittsburgh hosted a winner-take-all baseball game. The most striking thing about that 1991 Game 7 against Atlanta wasn't the result; it was the audience, or lack thereof, there to witness it. Paid attendance was 11,000 fans s...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  8. Forget PEDs, Baseball Is Fun As Hell Right Now

    Jonah Keri

    You won't find many gloomier weeks of headlines for any sport than what baseball's getting right now. Ryan Braun has been compared to a cockroach. Alex Rodriguez is "the Whitey Bulger of baseball." We're drowning in PED rumors, PED news, and especial...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. The 2013 All-Star Game Power Rankings

    Michael Baumann

    Well, the American League put on quite the display of run prevention in New York, posting a 3-0 win to earn its champion home-field advantage in the World Series. Because this time, like a certain bucktoothed purple Muppet, it counts. But who were...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  10. Is This the Year the Pirates Avoid the Second-Half Collapse?

    Michael Baumann

    It's become something of an annual tradition — the Pittsburgh Pirates enter July in or near first place, buoyed by the inspiring play of Andrew McCutchen, some surprising pitching performances, and the likes of Pedro Alvarez not being quite as ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Kings Still Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy really getting inside the mind of Barry Zuckerkorn in preparation for the new season of Arrested Development, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The Los Angeles Kings are one step closer to defending their Stanle...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  12. The New Springfield Nine

    Jonah Keri

    The baseball analytics revolution has helped us answer many questions that might have seemed unknowable before. We can now measure not only a pitcher's velocity but also the exact horizontal and vertical break on his pitches, the precise coordinates ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  13. Jonah Keri on the worst contracts in MLB

    Jonah Keri

    After evaluating the best deals in MLB, it's time to determine which ones you should run away from.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  14. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    On Monday we started the enormous task of bringing the Grantland Trade Value franchise to Major League Baseball. Now it's time we wrap it all up with the rest of our top 50 assets in the league. Click here for part 1 31. Jason Kipnis 30. Ben Z...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  15. The Weekend Baseball Top 10 Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Holy Shit, the Mariners (SEA-CWS) Pardon the cussing, gang. But, I mean, come on; when the Mariners win eight baseball games in...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  16. Roster Doctor: Getting Your Keeper League in Line

    Jonah Keri

    We're approaching your keeper league's trade deadline, and your chances of winning this year are slim to none. You want to cash in your veterans for killer keepers, but the owners of Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, and Clayton Kershaw understandably ar...

    Blog | August 10, 2012