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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. Legends of the Fall: The Giants and Madison Bumgarner Beat the Ro...

    Ben Lindbergh

    For all but the briefest, highest-leverage slivers of its season, baseball is the sport in which it's most difficult for a team to lean on its stars. The batting order is always implacable: Time after time, teams painstakingly construct rallies,...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  3. World Series Game 6 Wrap: The Royals Ride Spooky Halloween-Week L...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Much to the relief of those who've bemoaned how much October commentary has focused on first- and second-guessing, the Royals' 10-0 victory in Game 6 featured few managerial moves worth critiquing. Maybe that's the trade...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Survivor’s Guide to Beating Kansas City’s Ultimat...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Defense doesn't earn anyone an entrance song, and historically, it hasn't been a great way to get paid. Nevertheless, the Kansas City Royals' recent opponents have learned to dread the appearance of defensive replacement...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  8. ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Preview: Finally, a New ‘Sta...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Eighteen months after Disney acquired Lucasfilm, ensuring that all future Grantland stories about Star Wars would start with the disclosure that Disney also owns us, the official Star Wars site broke the news that Lucasfilm&rsqu...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  9. Rung Up: Are Postseason Umpires Actually Baseball’s Most Ac...

    Ben Lindbergh

    The postseason is intended to showcase and reward baseball's best teams, which make their case for inclusion over a revealing 162-game schedule. And while one wouldn't know it from the invective that accompanies every questionable...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  10. 2014 ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Royals-Orioles ALCS" is a phrase that feels as strange to type as it probably does to read, but it's a reality. The two teams entered the ALDS as underdogs and emerged unscathed, sweeping opponents that seemed...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  11. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  12. ALDS Preview: Breaking Down Tigers vs. Orioles and Royals vs. Ang...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Things got dicey for the Tigers down the stretch, but they earned a win in Game 162 to claim their fourth straight AL Central title. The Orioles, meanwhile, won the East for the first time since 1997, cruising to the second-largest lead of any divisi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  13. AL Wild-Card Preview: A’s vs. Royals

    Ben Lindbergh

    After six months of slow-developing regular-season play, we've reached the point of the year when baseball morphs into a small-sample sport and demands that we do in-depth analyses of individual games, which would have made us look like ove...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  14. MLB’s Most Exciting Regular-Season Teams of 2014

    Ben Lindbergh

    The last day of baseball's regular season reminded us that in sports, uncertainty equals excitement. Early last week, it looked like we were headed for a final few days in which every playoff spot would already be assigned, which would have...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  15. The Captain Bids Adieu: Derek Jeter’s Surprisingly, Belated...

    Ben Lindbergh

    The thing to remember about Derek Jeter's final home game - the context we'll have to fight hard to maintain as years of watching the triumphant replay of his game-winning hit gradually whitewash the season that preceded...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  16. MLB Playoff Myths: Beware the Misleading Narratives!

    Ben Lindbergh

    Even after learning how to read pitchers' minds and quantify the crack of the bat, sabermetricians are still struggling to solve the postseason. It's not for lack of effort: Many analysts have tried to write the query or run the r...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  17. The Pirates’ Sabermetrics Road Show

    Ben Lindbergh

    The first time I called Mike Fitzgerald, quantitative analyst for the Pittsburgh Pirates, I got his voice mail. Fitzgerald, I later found out, wasn't screening his calls; he was on the phone with bench coach Jeff Banister, whom the Pirates...

    Blog | September 23, 2014