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  1. MLB Injury Meter Update: How Screwed Is Your Favorite Team?

    Michael Baumann

    Back at the beginning of the season, when we were still young and innocent and capable of feeling shocked that playing baseball today seemed more dangerous than hanging around the docks in Texas City in 1947, I examined which of the mounting injuries...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. The Most Interesting Man in the Minors

    Ben Lindbergh

    In an appearance on MLB Network earlier this year, Braves senior adviser John Hart echoed the sentiment that an army of anonymous front-office types has embraced: "Power is at a premium in Major League Baseball today." The industr...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. B.S. Report: Kevin Millar, Sean Casey, George Brett, and Matt Kem...

    Bill Simmons

    Two-part MLB All-Star Game mega-pod. In Part 1, Bill Simmons catches up with Kevin Millar to chat about his Red Sox days, and asks Sean Casey who he thinks is the best player in baseball today. In Part 2, George Brett sits down with Bill Simmons to t...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  4. Derek Jeter’s Diary: 40 Is Just Another Number

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Thursday, June 26: Off Day I turned 40 today. People will try to...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. #HotSportsTakes: In a World of Wrong, the Hall Always Gets It Rig...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about Cooperstown, and everything that makes it so remarkable. COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK — There's a special kind of poetry to the game of baseball...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Winter Meetings Primer: Matt Kemp, David Price, and More Story Li...

    Jonah Keri

    We've seen more hot stove action to this point than in any other season in recent memory. Still, plenty of questions remain as baseball's annual winter meetings begin today. Short-handed teams will look to fill their roster holes before the pool of q...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  8. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  9. #HotSportsTakes: The Dodgers Are a Disgrace

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on Earth. Today: Let's talk about the MLB playoffs and the future of America's pastime. CHAVEZ RAVINE, CALIFORNIA — The Dodgers, the Cardinals, and a battle for baseball's...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  10. ALERT: Jadeveon Clowney Is Not Safe for College Football

    Andrew Sharp

    This is not relevant to the NBA or NHL playoffs or baseball or anything else in today's news cycle, but in the spirit of Robert Mays's countdown to the NFL season, let's take a second to look at Jadeveon Clowney, the freak-of-nature hell-beast enteri...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  11. Joss Whedon on Avengers 2: 'I'm Not Making Downey Money'

    Amos Barshad

    On Wednesday, we pointed your attention to reports of renewed, possibly contentious negotiations between Robert Downey Jr. and the good-but-stingy folks at Marvel over future Iron Man and Avengers sequels. Today, more Marvel inside baseball, this tim...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  12. The All-A-Rod Contract Mailbag

    Jonah Keri

    So, turns out when you write about the 15 least tradable contracts in baseball, people tend to get fired up about it, almost as much as when you tackle the 50 best ones. With that in mind, time for a mailbag! In Part 1 today, we'll cover a couple ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  13. What Is the MLB Win Curve Anyway?

    Jonah Keri

    In baseball, a win is a win ... except when it's more than a win. One extra victory for a 100-loss team will mean virtually nothing, little added revenue, no better hope for a playoff chance. The same goes for a 100-win team: In today's 10-tea...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  14. MLB Playoff Wrap: What We Learned Last Night

    Jonah Keri

    Nine things we learned on a quadruple-header Thursday that sent two teams to the next round and set up two more Game 5s today (making it four Game 5s out of four): 1. The Baltimore Orioles are baseball's home for wayward children ... if each of...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  15. Visiting the Washington Nationals

    Charles P. Pierce

    It's hard to not like the Washington Nationals.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  16. O's Call-up of Über-Prospect Manny Machado Is Worth the Risk

    Jonah Keri

    The Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world, announcing they'll call up 20-year-old mega-prospect Manny Machado in time for today's game against the Royals. It's a shocker given Machado's age and experience level, not to mention there being n...

    Blog | August 09, 2012