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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 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Cubs Land Jon Lester, and Their Master Plan Proceeds As Fores...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In October, we dwell on baseball's unpredictability, searching for creative ways to say "crapshoot." But few of that month's columns mention that baseball becomes less predictable when the offseason starts. Bas...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. MLB Transaction Trees

    Ben Lindbergh

    Shortly after Indians pitcher Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award last week, New York Times writer Tyler Kepner made Twitter do a double take by pointing out that the seeds of Kluber's Cleveland victory were sown when the 28-year-old sta...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  13. Jason Heyward’s a Cardinal? Russell Martin’s a Jay? G...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove caught fire on Monday, with two blockbuster signings and one shocking trade kick-starting baseball's offseason. Ben Lindbergh already took an in-depth look at Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth 13-year, $325 million deal, so let&#039...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  14. Why the Marlins Finally Opened the Vault to Sign Giancarlo Stanto...

    Ben Lindbergh

    If you had the Miami Marlins in the office pool as the franchise most likely to bestow the biggest contract in sports, congratulations: Your office sounds like a laid-back place, and your crazy pick paid off. After days of leaked details and anonymou...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  15. Matchup: Bumgarner versus Shields

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jerry Crasnick previews Game 1 of the World Series here, Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh of Grantland have five keys for each team here and Buster Olney writes about the importance of Madison Bumgarner holding on Royals baserunners h...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  16. World Series Preview: Five Keys to Victory for the Royals and Gia...

    Ben Lindbergh and Jonah Keri

    On Tuesday night, the Giants and Royals will face off in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series. (That's the matchup we all predicted this preseason, right?) As the even-year streakers in San Francisco prepare to battle the seemingly unbeatable breakou...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  17. Do It Again Next Year? How the 10 MLB Playoff Teams Will Fare in ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In sports, most mourning periods don't last long. No matter how much we want to mope after a six-plus-month season ends on a one-hit, two-run rally, the frustration subsides and we return to scouring rumors, our eyes on a distant prize. The...

    Blog | October 17, 2014