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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. Sabermetrics Gets Soft

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last Saturday, on the first morning of the fourth annual "Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball" seminar in Boston ("Saber Seminar" for short), Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow strode onto the a...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. The Managerial Meddling Index

    Ben Lindbergh

    In the Opening Day entry of The Long Season, the late Jim Brosnan's diary of his 1959 campaign, the then Cardinals pitcher expressed surprise that St. Louis manager Solly Hemus seemed as anxious as his players prior to first pitch. &ldq...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  4. How a BayStar Is Born

    Ben Lindbergh

    To most baseball fans following last offseason's constipated pitching market, the will-he-or-won't-he Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes seemed to take forever to resolve. To the Yankees, who eventually inked Tanaka to a $155 million dea...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  5. The Super-Rotation Rivalry

    Ben Lindbergh

    There's a new rivalry brewing in baseball. Unlike most cases of animus or intense competition between teams, it's not based on being in the same division or geographical region. It's built, instead, on strong starting ro...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  6. Mr. President! Mr. President! Call in the National Guard! Chris D...

    Michael Baumann

    I'm told there are people who suffer for fantasy baseball's sake. I wouldn't know, because through a combination of my own cunning and the fact that Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh aren't playing, I've been in fir...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  7. Could ‘The Last of Us’ Be the First Truly Great Video...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On almost every occasion that video games and movies have come together in the four decades since the first video-game version of a major motion picture, the result has been a crime against culture. Experienced gamers know that, with a few exceptions...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  8. Why History Says Jon Lester Won’t Be a Red Sox Pitcher Agai...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On the morning of last week's trade deadline, the last-place Boston Red Sox dealt Jon Lester, their best starting pitcher and second-longest-tenured player, to the Oakland Athletics, touching off a day of divesting that completed the defend...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  9. Yadi’s Secret Sauce

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last week, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina completed the latest in a long line of preternaturally perceptive plays at the plate. As he'd done so often before, Molina evaluated his competition, drawing upon a deep familiarity with...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  10. Lightning Round: The Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Trade

    Grantland Staff

    Dan Fierman: Any Red Sox fan who tells you winning three championships hasn't changed everything is lying. We care less. Almost all of us care less. This is not a bad thing. No one, not even Dan Shaughnessy, would want to go back in time to 2003...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. When News Is Noise: Explaining Baseball’s Biggest Breakouts...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Two months ago, Cleveland slugger Carlos Santana's slump was a story. Santana, a .254/.367/.446 career hitter entering the season, was batting .159/.327/.301 as of May 25, and his 43 walks, while useful, couldn't camouflage that e...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  12. Damn, It’s Good to Be the Tigers: In the AL Central, One Tr...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Wednesday, the Tigers played their appointed part in baseball's pre-trade deadline dance, acquiring a closer to reinforce a relief corps that entered the day with the fifth-worst ERA and sixth-worst FIP among big league bullpens. After s...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  13. Don’t Call It a Lincecomeback

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Tuesday night, Tim Lincecum earned his first career save, coming in on his regular throw day to record the final two outs of the Giants' 9-6 victory over the Phillies. His familiar motion looked out of place as he warmed up mid-inning; h...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  14. Perfect MLB Trade Fits: Player/Team Pairings That Would Be As Sat...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In the hierarchy of baseball trade satisfaction, nothing beats a blockbuster: The more teams and talent, the merrier. We've already seen one such swap this month, and unless the latest David Price sweepstakes turns into another tease, we&am...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  15. How We’d Fix It: MLB All-Star Week

    Grantland Staff

    The MLB All-Star Game isn't perfect. Neither are the adjacent events and activities. At Grantland, we've made something of a habit of acknowledging this truth, then offering suggestions for how we'd fix it. Some of our proposals have b...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  16. 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
  17. Jonah Keri Podcast: Ben Lindbergh and Andy McCullough

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus about Tony Gwynn and the NL East, and to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star on the recent rise of the Royals. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports p...

    Blog | June 17, 2014