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  1. The Unlucky 13: The Most Pivotal 2014 Injuries for MLB Playoff Co...

    Ben Lindbergh

    The pained grimace that Garrett Richards wore after injuring his knee on Wednesday was presumably mirrored on the face of every Angels fan on Thursday, when the team revealed that Richards had torn his patellar tendon and would miss six to nine month...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. The 30: The Sudden Cys

    Jonah Keri

    This week is all about surprises. A back-of-the-rotation Brewers starter is unexpectedly tied atop the wins leaderboard; a Braves team seemingly destined for a third consecutive run to the playoffs has hit a huge roadblock; an Indians pit...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Dodging the Angels

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy asking LeBron James for the one secret he used to lose that stubborn belly fat, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw was uncharacteristically shaky, but the Dod...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Dodgers Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching bad actors kill flying sharks with chain saws, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Dodgers outfielder and professional trade rumor Matt Kemp laced a walk-off single in the 10th inning to...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. 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
  6. The Jonah Keri Podcast: Chip Caray and Derrick Goold

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah talks to Chip Caray about the Braves and his career in broadcasting, and to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold about the Cardinals and the NL Central race. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter, and subscrib...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. Is Yankees Catcher Brian McCann Really Pulling Himself to Pieces?...

    Ben Lindbergh

    New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann has many outs to make and millions to take before he can come close to approaching the pantheon of regrettable Steinbrenner signings. If McCann secretly aspires to assume a place next to the Carl Pavanos and Kei...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. The 30: It’s a Brave New World

    Jonah Keri

    The A's and Cubs pulled off the first blockbuster of trade-deadline season with a six-player swap over the holiday weekend, but it's tough to know when we'll see another deal that big. That's because with one week to go until the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  9. The Lonesome, Crowded NL East

    Michael Baumann

    You could make the argument that none of Major League Baseball's six divisions is turning out the way we expected it to, and as long as it's taking the Dodgers and Cardinals to get on their horses, and as shocking as the Tigers&am...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  10. The 30: A Yankee in Winter

    Jonah Keri

    If you had to pick one word to describe the 2014 season, you could do a lot worse than ... weird. The Dodgers, heavy favorites in the National League, are as close to last place as they are to first. Last year's cellar-dwelling Jays and moribun...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  11. The Polanco Problem, the Heyward/ Fernandez Plan, and the S...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Thanks to the unprecedented availability of minor league statistics, video, and player rankings, baseball fans are far more informed about prospects today than at any point in the past. And now that fans know what they're missing, they&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  12. The Island of Dr. McDowell

    Michael Baumann

    This spring, many prognosticators were scared off the Atlanta Braves following a rash of pitching injuries that knocked the team from its perch as NL East co-favorite or primary challenger. The thinking went something like this: Losing starters Kris...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  13. Andrelton Simmons, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Resisting the Temptati...

    Michael Baumann

    We're going to learn a lot about defense in the next five years, as Major League Baseball releases PITCHf/x-type data for fielders and batted balls, and the people capable of doing big data-crunchy stuff start to figure out what t...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. The 30: Early Returns

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 season premiere of The 30! Each week, I'll use a wide array of criteria to rank all 30 major league teams, grouping them into tiers with similar squads and taking an in-depth look at one team per tier. Early in the season, I&...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  15. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. MLB 7-Day Warning: Checking In on the BARVES Story Lines

    Rembert Browne

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days remain until the start of the MLB season? Well, you're in luck! We at the Triangle are set to spend spring training giving you a daily reason to get excited a...

    Blog | March 25, 2014