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  1. MLB Transaction Trees

    Ben Lindbergh

    Shortly after Indians pitcher Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award last week, New York Times writer Tyler Kepner made Twitter do a double take by pointing out that the seeds of Kluber's Cleveland victory were sown when the 28-year-old sta...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  3. The 30: The Young and the Rising

    Jonah Keri

    No division has produced more intrigue this year than the AL West. The Angels and A's boast the top two records in baseball, and along with the division-rival Mariners own three of the top four run differentials in the majors. All three AL West ...

    Blog | August 18, 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. About Last Weekend: Farewell to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out how to drink out of a solid gold soccer ball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Mario Götze's extra-time strike gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina in a tens...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  6. No, Really, Who’s That Guy?

    Rany Jazayerli

    This is usually the part of the column where I spend a few hundred words explaining why I'm writing about Team X or Player Y. Today, however, I'm going to dispense with the formalities and present a pop quiz. In the live ball era, which be...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  7. The 30: Change Begets Change

    Jonah Keri

    No matter how much we watch, study, and obsess over baseball, the game will still make us look like fools. That's because for all of its hidebound ways, baseball is ultimately propelled by change. We might think we know which teams are going to ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  8. Let the MLB Sack Race Commence

    Michael Baumann

    One of the few things I envy about the United Kingdom is that in any given season, sports fans there can bet on which Premier League manager will be fired. In fact, it seems people can bet on anything sports-related in the U.K., because British sport...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. About Last Night: Cali Civil War

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting a tour of New York from Rex Ryan, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Extra innings were needed in two intrastate California showdowns, with the Giants beating the Dodgers 3-2 in 12 innings...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. The Two Towers: Is Arizona's Front Office Reloading the Diam...

    Jonah Keri

    On February 3, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced contract extensions for the franchise's two most visible leaders, general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. At first glance, this seemed like standard operating proce...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  11. 2014 NL West Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 MLB division preview series concludes with the NL West, where the Dodgers look to settle unfinished business, the Giants relish the arrival of an even-numbered year, the Diamondbacks try to weather losing their ace, the Padres h...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  12. MLB Over/Under Jamboree

    Jonah Keri

    When cranking out baseball betting odds, Vegas and online sportsbooks have always used a combination of rigorous data analysis and information on individuals' betting habits to ensure that picking winners is a challenge. We laypeople like to thi...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  13. Whether Mark Trumbo Helps or Hurts Arizona, Plus More on Tuesday'...

    Jonah Keri

    A trio of intriguing, midlevel Tuesday deals answered a few questions here at baseball's winter meetings, but left many more unanswered. Here's a look at what each deal means for the teams involved — and for the notable outfielders and starting...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Dodgers Wear the Crown

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out accidentally revealing that you named a loved one Cosmo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Dodgers clinched the NL West title with a 7-6 road win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, before angering the Diamondbac...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Tigers Roar in Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy facing the ramifications of stealing plants off a wall, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: In a battle of the AL's top teams, Tigers starter Doug Fister spun a gem and Detroit got some late offense to top John Lack...

    Blog | September 03, 2013