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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. Alex Rodriguez: The Hall of Fame Heel Baseball Could Have Had

    Ben Lindbergh

    In "The Education of Alex Rodriguez," last week's ESPN The Magazine account of Rodriguez's time wandering in the wilderness during his record 162-game PED suspension, author J.R. Moehringer describes the self-r...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  3. Mind the Gap: Has Baseball’s Minors-to-Majors Jump Really G...

    Ben Lindbergh

    For the first two months of the 2014 season, oglers of sexy minor league stat lines suspected that the Pittsburgh Pirates were wasting Gregory Polanco. The outfielder had entered the year as the game's 10th-best prospect, according to Baseball A...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  4. ‘The Walking Dead’: Mr. Grimes Goes (Close) to Washin...

    Ben Lindbergh

    If The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple were as stealthy as the curiously silent walkers who attack on tiptoe whenever the script demands a sacrifice, he would have struck while America was watching the Oscars, transfixed like Tyreese by a family...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  5. Ranking the Fan Base Breakups: How Heartfelt Was Your Departed ML...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Put yourself in the place of a professional athlete who's joining a new team after many years with another franchise. How would you thank your fans for their support while simultaneously easing the sting of abandonment? You could put out a...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  6. Fight Club: Catching a Beating at the Super Bowl of ‘Super ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    My consciousness splits into two, and my surroundings spring into focus. Roars from real and canned crowds mingle, and my body, huge and hairy, bursts out of a barrel as an announcer's echoing voice counts down from three. When he yells &am...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  7. Pitchers helped by new catchers

    David Schoenfield

    Everybody's talking about pitch framing these days. Last week on Grantland, Ben Lindbergh had an interesting piece on the art of framing that detailed his internship with the Yankees several years ago and the internal discussion of catching Jorge Pos...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  8. Frame Jobs

    Ben Lindbergh

    On a Wednesday in the first week of May 2009, I passed a senior-year stats final, turned in a paper, and took a train home, finished with school forever. The next morning, I walked into Yankee Stadium - not through the gates where fans woul...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  9. The ‘Great’ James Shields Docks in San Diego: A.J. Pr...

    Ben Lindbergh

    The slow spot on the baseball calendar between the last significant free-agent signing and the unavoidable anticlimax of pitchers-and-catchers is a season for senseless questions. Who won the winter? Who made the most noise, produced the strongest st...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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