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  1. 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
  2. Who Is the Ultimate Backyard Quarterback?

    Robert Mays

    During the afternoon slate of games on Sunday, I threw out a question. While I had some names in mind, I was curious and purposefully didn't set any criteria, because that's a significant part of the answer. Do you...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Chemistry, Context, and CoCo: Andrew Bogut Explains the Warriors

    Andrew Sharp

    We had to start with the Instagram videos. "It was just random," Andrew Bogut tells me. For the first month of the season, the Warriors finished their road wins in the aisles of their chartered plane, with teamwide renditions o...

    Blog | December 15, 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. Lester Who? The Red Sox Rebuild With Three Solid (Albeit Not Sexy...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox moved quickly to make up for missing out on Jon Lester, landing three starting pitchers in the span of a few hours without sacrificing any premium prospects or raiding the vault for a massive free-agent deal. In the headlining d...

    Blog | December 11, 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. NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers: Jeff Fisher Trolls, Seattle Retur...

    Robert Mays

    Jeff Fisher The Rams' run over the past month has probably saved his job, but Fisher's best coaching move yesterday came before the ball was even kicked off. St. Louis sent out six very specific captains against Wa...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Who Has the Upper Hand? Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck

    Chris Ryan, Mark Lisanti and Bill Simmons

    The Upper Hand is where Grantland staffers pit unsuspecting entertainers against one another to determine which one currently has a greater grip on the hearts and minds of America. It's a long way of saying X > Y. It may seem reductive,...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  12. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, and Boston’s High-Risk, Hig...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to deals with both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (pending physicals), a combination of signings that could portend future moves and success or could end in spectacular failure....

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  13. You Know Me, I’m Your Friend: DEA Raids and the NFL’s...

    Charles P. Pierce

    My favorite sporting event of all time is the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place in St. Louis. It was the very strangest part of the very strangest Olympics ever held. A gymnast with a wooden leg won three gold medals. The Games were held in con...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  14. 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
  15. The Patrick Willis All-Stars: Honoring Great College Players on A...

    Matt Hinton

    Every college football season, the spotlight inevitably (and obviously) falls on a cluster of the richest, most visible, and most successful teams. But those big winners are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the sport's wealth of tale...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  16. The Chaos of the 2015 RB Free-Agent Class

    Bill Barnwell

    It's been a tumultuous week for football's most anachronistic asset, the free-agent running back. Two of the more prominent choices from this year's class were released within hours of one another Monday, as Ben Tate and LeGarrette Blo...

    Blog | November 20, 2014