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  1. The First Hundred PAs: The Curious Case of Cubs Rookie Javier Bae...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Wednesday, Jorge Soler became the latest Cubs prospect to debut and dazzle, turning a fat 90 mph Mat Latos fastball into one of the day's longest homers on his first major league swing. Soler added an RBI single in his fourth at-bat, fee...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 NFC North Preview

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Robert Mays espouses the virtues of his Chicago Bears before getting to the rest of the NFC North with Bill Barnwell. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the Gra...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  3. Soler Powered: A Big Debut for the Cubs Rookie

    Michael Baumann

    Remember when Yasiel Puig and Jorge Soler were a piece of our collective memory? In June 2012, Puig, then 21, and Soler, then 20, Cuban defectors and power-hitting corner outfielders both, signed amateur contracts that seemed to illustrate that baseb...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. Abreu, Cano, and Cruz: Three Stellar Seasons, Three Free-Agent St...

    Jonah Keri

    Rather than wait until November to provide the next round of big free-agent news, the Red Sox made a splash over the weekend, signing 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the biggest deal ever awarded to a C...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. The 30: Reply Hazy; Try Again

    Jonah Keri

    At this point in the season, most teams should have figured it out. The elite teams should be cruising toward the postseason; the upper-middle-class teams should have their rosters set as they make a playoff push; the squads in the next tier down sho...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. What Is the NFL’s ‘Corner 3’?

    Robert Mays

    It all started in a bar. A friend and I were watching Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Pacers and Heat at Old Town Pour House in Chicago. Miami was up just two with 8:37 left in the fourth quarter when Ray Allen started to go off....

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Angels Win/Lose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy deciding that if granted the powers of a time lord, you would go back and make Derrick Rose sit out the game where he first injured his knee, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Los Angeles Ang...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. NFL Heroes: All the Humans (and Machines) That Make Football Grea...

    Andrew Sharp

    It's August. Hard Knocks came back last week. Preseason football is happening almost every night now. It's time. Slap on some eye black and start mainlining over-the-counter adrenaline boosters that probably shouldn't be...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  9. About Last Night: A Royal Beating

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy preparing for an awkward Christmas with all your exes down in Miami, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Jon Lester and the Oakland A's put an end to the Kansas City Royals' eight-game...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  10. Hitting Wins Championships: Why the Chicago Cubs' Inverted R...

    Rany Jazayerli

    One of the things that makes it such a joy to watch the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding plan unfold is that the team's approach is completely transparent. There's no trickery here, no deceit, no super-secret process that's inscrutable ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  11. PitchCraft: Chris Sale, the South-Side Scarecrow

    Shane Ryan

    MLB 2014 scenario: A top young pitcher suffers an early injury, hits the DL, returns in May, totally dominates, and quickly puts himself back in the Cy Young race. If you asked 100 baseball fans to name the mystery player, 98 of them would say Cla...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  12. Fear Not the Huge NHL Extension

    Sean McIndoe

    The P.K. Subban saga is over, and it ends with a windfall. The Habs star agreed Saturday to an eight-year, $72 million deal that ends an extended stalemate between the two sides that dated back almost two years. In doing so, he became the most exp...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  13. About Last Night: Dodging the Angels

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy asking LeBron James for the one secret he used to lose that stubborn belly fat, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw was uncharacteristically shaky, but the Dod...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  14. The New Monsters of the Midway

    Robert Mays

    Muhsin Muhammad's time with the Bears is best remembered for its six-word eulogy. In 2008, Muhammad had just returned to the Panthers after three forgettable seasons in Chicago. In his final year, he'd caught just 40 passes for on...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  15. Finally, Chance the Rapper Releases His 'Arthur' Song

    Rembert Browne

    Ever since 2014 took its long overdue turn from sweatshirts to tank tops, Chicago's premier overallphile Chance the Rapper has been teasing colleges and festival crowds with a song that starts out like an ambient interlude and sudde...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  16. About Last Night: Manny Being Manny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out what the deal is with netball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: In a battle of AL playoff contenders, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's 12th-inning walk-off blas...

    Blog | July 30, 2014