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  1. Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait W...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Luis Suarez's exit from Liverpool was astonishingly fast. Giorgio Chiellini was probably still rubbing his shoulder when Liverpool owner John W. Henry and Fenway Sports Group decided they had had enough. By July 4, a mere 10 days aft...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Small Ball

    Charles P. Pierce

    It is an awkward thing to play a game of baseball with one foot already out the door. Yet every summer, generally around the second or third Sunday in July, the sport seems to be made entirely of seventh graders looking anxiously at the slow progress...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  6. 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
  7. A Brief History of Buck Showalter’s Master Trolling and Tru...

    Michael Baumann

    The Baltimore Orioles are no strangers to small, talkative managers. They had perhaps the greatest of all time in Earl Weaver, who was known to hold forth on subjects ranging from the intricacies of the balk rule to Miss Alice Sweet's tomat...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Derek Jeter’s Diary: 40 Is Just Another Number

    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 26: Off Day I turned 40 today. People will try to...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  9. About Last Night: French Dressing

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy losing your balance and falling on top of an opponent, hitting your face against the person, and leaving a small bruise on their shoulder, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: France scored twice lat...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  10. This Bud’s for No One

    Charles P. Pierce

    The other night, because I had little to do that could not be done by only occasionally hoisting myself off the sofa, I settled in to watch the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees play a splendid little game of baseball. Jon Lester was pitching f...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  11. 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
  12. About Last Weekend: Rangers Can't Keep Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy exhausting all possible avenues to make sure that X Games cyclist Chase Hawk is in no way related to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ... ALL possible avenues ... here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  13. Jonah Keri Podcast: With Special Guest Bob Ryan

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri debates the Boston Globe's Bob Ryan on the virtues of advanced stats, and on the Red Sox's season. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here. To s...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  14. The Best, Most Devastating Pitches of the Year: A GIF Roundup

    Shane Ryan

    In terms of alcohol, pitching is the craft beer of baseball -- subtle enough to be considered artistic, but earthy and powerful enough to avoid associations with more pretentious spirits, like that one whiskey you can find only on raft distilleries o...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  15. The 30: The Blue Period

    Jonah Keri

    Every week my rankings manage to piss off readers, who have various questions for me, such as: How can you put this team so high? Are you ignoring this squad's record and run differential? Have you failed to account for the gravitational pull of...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  16. Derek Jeter's Diary: Pine Tar, Ghosts, and the Return of Rob...

    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. Wednesday, April 23: at Boston Red Sox There's just no...

    Blog | April 30, 2014