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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. About Last Night: The Moves Like Jagr

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving grudging credit to Rick Barnes for a game well coached, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Jaromir Jagr set the career NHL record with his 122nd game winner in the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 win over the Otta...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  14. Breaking Balls With Bobby Cox

    Charles Bethea

    A scrum of reporters jammed into Bobby Cox's small, plain office at his last spring training, in 2010, not far from Disney World. I had a spot on the floor. Looking around, the room betrayed little. There were no pictures of Otis's over-the-wall catc...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  15. Saying Good-bye As the Braves Leave Atlanta for 'Atlanta'

    Rembert Browne

    The Atlanta Braves are relocating. As first reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, the Braves are leaving Turner Field, the downtown home of the Atlanta Braves since 1997. The team is leaving for a new stadium in Cobb County, an inner northside s...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  16. NL Championship Series Preview

    Rany Jazayerli

    The evenly matched Dodgers and Cardinals face off with a World Series berth on the line.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013