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  1. Ben Lindbergh



    Ben Lindbergh is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus. He has interned for multiple MLB teams and is a member of the BBWAA.

  2. The Strike Zone Time Travel Test: How Much of Baseball’s An...

    Ben Lindbergh

    New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred probably could have picked a better verb when he spoke earlier this week about "injecting additional offense in the game," but the phrasing, evocative of Jose Canseco stories abou...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  3. Banning New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s Proposed Ban on ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Major League Baseball's new commissioner, Rob Manfred, made it almost halfway through his first day in office before turning the Internet against him. In an interview with ESPN's Karl Ravech, which aired on Sunday, Manfred brought...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. An Interactive Guide to the Many Faces of Johnny Depp

    Ben Lindbergh

    Johnny Depp's new movie, Mortdecai, opens today. If you live in a highly populated area, you've probably seen the posters; with binoculars, I can see one from my apartment, where I stay plugged into pop culture by Rear Window&...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. Oakland's Ben Zobrist Deal Erases Any Doubt About Billy Bean...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Saturday, the Oakland Athletics made a trade that forced us (and Josh Reddick) to reassess their offseason for at least the fourth time, acquiring utility legend Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays for catcher/DH John Jaso, 20-ye...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  6. Rock Me, Amadeus: Why Amazon’s Classical-Music Comedy &lsqu...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Like most sensible websites, Grantland published its lists of the best in 2014 TV during the third and fourth weeks of December. That close to Christmas and New Year's, it's usually safe to glance away from the Zeitgeist. But 2014...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  7. Fight the Future: On the Fifth-Season Return of ‘Downton Ab...

    Ben Lindbergh

    The opening shot of Downton Abbey's fifth season, which premiered on PBS last night, shows the blonde-haired redheaded stepchild of the Crawley clan, Lady Edith, pedaling toward the camera as her ancestral home and its manicured gr...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  8. Why John Smoltz Is on the Verge of Cutting the Line to Cooperstow...

    Ben Lindbergh

    This should be a difficult time to debut on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot. Because the Hall's induction rate hasn't kept pace with the growth of the player pool, the slate is stuffed: Superstars dogged by steroid suspic...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  9. The Kansas City Royals’ Unsurprising, Underwhelming Winter

    Ben Lindbergh

    When did the 2014 Royals start to surprise us? It wasn't in October, when Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas stopped trying to string singles together and became acquainted with walks and homers. It wasn't in the last minutes of Septe...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  10. Padres. Trade. MANIA!!!!! A Thorough, Thoughtful (Read: Instant) ...

    Ben Lindbergh and Jonah Keri

    Since you last read about the Padres trading for Wil Myers, which they did after agreeing to trade for Matt Kemp, they have reportedly traded for Justin Upton, Derek Norris, and Will Middlebrooks. For those counting at home, that's five new bats...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  11. The Marlins Maneuver, the Tigers Retool, the Phillies Accept Fate...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings came to a close Thursday, but not without another torrent of transactions. We've analyzed the Dodgers' day of trade/signing insanity and the Red Sox's new, unsexy starter...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  12. The White Sox Solved Their Pitching Problems With Jeff Samardzija...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Judging by the Cubs-heavy buzz entering the offseason, one wouldn't have known that both Chicago clubs posted 73 wins in 2014, or that both teams had talked about contending in 2015. The Cubs had the celebrity front office, the top-rated fa...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  13. MLB Winter Meetings Primer: Five Questions to Ponder (Including t...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Twitter's teen news breakers, take note: Stop reporting fake trades and start reporting fake fevers, because it's almost time for finals, and the busiest week of baseball's offseason is about to begin. The winter meeting...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  14. Video ‘Game of Thrones’: Telltale’s ‘Iron...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Some series find familiar ways to beckon readers back to their worlds. Harry wears out his welcome with the Dursleys and heads back to Hogwarts. The Pevensies come across a painting or a piece of furniture that transports them to Narnia. Jeeves mixes...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  15. Why Oakland’s Seemingly Insane Josh Donaldson Trade Is Defe...

    Ben Lindbergh

    A's fans have a lot of opportunities to learn about loss. Not just the kind that inevitably greets their team in playoff elimination games, but the kind that often comes when one of their productive players nears 30 or approaches free agenc...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  16. Democracy Now: What a Weird Week in Baseball News-Breaking Taught...

    Ben Lindbergh

    At noon Eastern on Monday, Peter Gammons reported that the Blue Jays had signed free agent Russell Martin, ending a period of intense speculation about the coveted catcher's destination. At 12:05, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman t...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  17. Link of the week: Transaction trees

    David Schoenfield

    I love transactions tree. Last week, I tweeted a link from our Indians blog that traced Cy Young winner Corey Kluber back to former Indians infielder Jerry Dybzinski through a series of transactions. Ben Lindbergh of Grantland wrestled up the "old...

    Blog | November 21, 2014