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  1. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. About Last Night: From Champs to Chumps

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy distracting your new NFL team in training camp by letting your brother get engaged on national television, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Boston Red Sox were thrashed by the Toronto Blue...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. The Beginning and the End of History

    Charles P. Pierce

    On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays won a game in Yankee Stadium for the first time in their last 18 tries. His team having lost there again Friday night, Toronto manager John Gibbons decided on Saturday that he wasn't going to risk...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Cheery O's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones smashed two home runs as Baltimore opened up a four-game advantage in the AL East...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. About Last Weekend: The Unwritten Rules

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy betting big on your son's future sporting accomplishments, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus angered Texas starter Colby Lewis by bunting for a single in...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  6. MLB Shootaround (the Horn): The Most Intriguing Second-Half Story...

    Grantland Staff

    After a painfully long All-Star break, baseball is set to resume on this joyous Friday. And even though we're more than halfway through the 2014 season, mathematically speaking, we've unofficially and collectively agreed to refer to this ne...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  7. PitchCraft: The Midseason GIF Awards

    Shane Ryan

    It's All-Star week, so rather than focus on a single pitcher, it's time for the first annual PitchCraft Awards. Here we'll be honoring the good, the bad, and the ugly from baseball's first half. Starting, because we're real r...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  8. MLB Injury Meter Update: How Screwed Is Your Favorite Team?

    Michael Baumann

    Back at the beginning of the season, when we were still young and innocent and capable of feeling shocked that playing baseball today seemed more dangerous than hanging around the docks in Texas City in 1947, I examined which of the mounting injuries...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  9. The Curious Case of Mark Buehrle

    Rany Jazayerli

    In a 1991 Sports Illustrated article, there's a now-famous quote from MLBPA executive director Donald Fehr: "You go through The Sporting News for the last 100 years, and you will find two things are always true. You never have enou...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  10. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  11. Jonah Keri Podcast: Susan Slusser and Drew Fairservice

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to San Francisco Chronicle writer Susan Slusser about the A's and to TheScore.com's Drew Fairservice about the Blue Jays and the AL East race. Listen to the podcast here, and subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  12. About Last Night: Free Bosh

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy explaining to LeBron James that losing him was the biggest mistake you've ever made, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Cleveland Cavaliers organization believes that LeBron J...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  13. PitchCraft: Mark Buehrle, Crafty Old Codger

    Shane Ryan

    Remember how your dad lost the ability to jump at about age 50, but still managed to beat you one-on-one at basketball for a few years because of annoying fadeaways from the corner and pump fakes and cheap little jump hooks in the lane? OK, maybe thi...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  14. What Do You Do When Your Contender Becomes a Rebuilder?

    Michael Baumann

    On Tuesday, I looked at the good side of early-season unpredictability and the tough decisions faced by GMs who find their clubs a lot further along the rebuilding-contending spectrum than they'd have thought in March. The Blue Jays, Marine...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  15. Derek Jeter’s Diary: Choke on the Winning

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Thursday, June 19: vs. Toronto Blue Jays You have to hand it to...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  16. What Do You Do When Your Rebuilder Is an MLB Contender?

    Michael Baumann

    Running a baseball team is about managing your priorities and seizing opportunities. It would be pretty easy to be a major league GM if rebuilding and contending were the binary states lots of people assume them to be. But it's not that sim...

    Blog | June 24, 2014