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  1. The Tragic, Meaningless Collapse of the San Francisco Giants

    Michael Baumann

    Let's get one thing out of the way up front: I'm not trying to diminish the significance of winning two World Series in three years. It's a tremendous achievement. But when you try to process how the San Francisco Giants went from that to what th...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  2. It's Time for Some NL Midseason Awards

    Jonah Keri

    On Tuesday we handed out the American League midseason awards. Time for a look at the NL. MVP: Buster Posey You can name any one of seven or eight candidates and have a great argument, but Posey gets the slightest of nods. For starters, no Nati...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  3. The All–MLB Network Team

    Michael Baumann

    If you're a baseball fan and (1) have a spare $130, and (2) are either single or have a relationship that will bear your watching 40 hours of baseball a week, there's no better investment than MLB Network. But if you're going to channel-surf through ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  4. Verlander, Posey, and the Death of Free Agency

    Jonah Keri

    Justin Verlander and Buster Posey both signed gigantic contract extensions, underscoring a growing trend in baseball: the death of free agency. Already signed through 2014, Verlander's extension with the Tigers will last five years and pay him $14...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  5. The New Springfield Nine

    Jonah Keri

    The baseball analytics revolution has helped us answer many questions that might have seemed unknowable before. We can now measure not only a pitcher's velocity but also the exact horizontal and vertical break on his pitches, the precise coordinates ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Miggy 1, Sabermetrics 0

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award, beating out Angels rookie Mike Trout by a healthy margin. And now it's time for the ANGRY OLD SPORTS...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  7. Tweakers, Castoffs, Mystics, and Lil Waynes Unlikeliest Homie: I...

    Hua Hsu

    I spent Game 5 of the 2010 World Series lying on the floor of my apartment, staring at the ceiling and listening to the San Francisco Giants' local radio feed over the Internet. I was 3,000 miles away from the Bay Area and I wanted some connection to...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Eye of the Tigers

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Justin Verlander tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out 11 and allowing four hits as the Tigers beat the A's 6-0 in Game 5 to advance to the ALCS....

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  9. About Last Night: Giants Go Rolen Over Reds

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Scott Rolen's fielding error allowed Buster Posey to score the winning run as the Giants beat the Reds 2-1 in 10 innings to avoid elimination in the NLDS...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  10. The Reds' Embarrassment of Riches Problem

    Jonah Keri

    Todd Frazier has reached base in 22 straight games. He's hitting .294/.354/.554, making him a top-25 hitter in his rookie season. In the past 30 days, only Buster Posey, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, and teammate Ryan Ludwick have put up bigger numb...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  11. Farewell, Melk Man: The Impact of Cabrera's PED Suspension

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball suspended Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera for 50 games after he tested positive for excessive levels of testosterone, wiping out the rest of his season and dealing a blow to San Francisco's playoff hopes. The notion that Cabr...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Aly Adds to Her Collection

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam event final, and followed that up with a gold on the floor exercise. Beleaguered U.S. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Manny Returns

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Manny Ramirez is back! The former Red Sox slugger has signed a deal with the Oakland Athletics, and will be eligible to play on May 30, his 40th birthday,...

    Blog | February 21, 2012