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  1. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. This Bud’s for No One

    Charles P. Pierce

    The other night, because I had little to do that could not be done by only occasionally hoisting myself off the sofa, I settled in to watch the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees play a splendid little game of baseball. Jon Lester was pitching f...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Derek Jeter's Diary: Pine Tar, Ghosts, and the Return of Rob...

    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. Wednesday, April 23: at Boston Red Sox There's just no...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Six Reasons to Love This Seemingly Unlovable World Series Matchup...

    Michael Baumann

    This is not a great World Series pairing for neutral fans. Scrappy underdogs Pittsburgh, Tampa, Cleveland, and Oakland are out. Cincinnati lasted one game, despite fielding one of baseball's best offenses. The ebullient Dodgers are gone, and with the...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  6. Video: Four Minutes of Big Papi Doing Awesome Things in the Posts...

    Grantland Staff

    There are a lot of good reasons to hate the Boston Red Sox, but I'm pretty sure David Ortiz is someone upon whom everyone can agree. Remember his speech after the Boston Marathon bombing this year? Characters like Big Papi are one of the reasons spor...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  7. Jonah Keri's baseball Grantland Dictionary

    Jonah Keri

    From "#Analysis" to "xFIP," consider this your reference guide for Twitter spats, bar fights, and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  8. Jonah Keri breaks down the weekend in the MLB divisional playoffs...

    Jonah Keri

    A wild weekend in baseball has October living up to everything you want it to be.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  9. MLB Starting Lineup: The Nine Players You Need to Watch This Post...

    Michael Baumann

    The first week of the MLB playoffs is upon us, and for the baseball fans who mostly just watch their favorite team, this means a torrent of new and exciting players to watch. If you've been following the Braves all season, for instance, you'll recogn...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Derek Jeter's Diary: Circling the Drain

    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. Wednesday, September 11: at Baltimore Orioles Cashman came down to Baltimor...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    With only 14 days of baseball left, the Nationals won't go away quietly, while Todd Helton decides to do just that.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  12. Derek Jeter's Diary: The Emotional Temperature of a Sweaty Towel ...

    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, September 5: vs. Boston Red Sox There's no question that we're pl...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  13. Base-Beards: The 2013 MLB Beard Awards

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the first Major League Baseball Beard Awards, where we honor the most unique and terrifying beards worn by professional baseball players in the 2013 season. No sport exemplifies the multifarious qualities of the beard better than baseball ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  14. Derek Jeter's Diary: 'Giant Centaur Mode Activated'

    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. Wednesday, August 14: vs. Los Angeles Angels People like to say there's mag...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  15. Tony Conigliaro, Ray Chapman, and the Catastrophic Beaning

    Michael Baumann

    It's easy to forget how dangerous baseball can be. It isn't embroiled in a head injury crisis the way hockey and football are, and medical advances are quickly making pitcher injuries more of a nuisance than a tragedy. Tommy John surgery — whic...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  16. About Last Night: A-Rod Is Back! (For Now)

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy letting down the thousands of people who retweeted you by not getting yourself arrested at a public event, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Despite being suspended for 211 games by Major League Baseball for viol...

    Blog | August 06, 2013