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  1. MLB Trade Deadline Primer: 10 Story Lines to Watch This July

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to July, a.k.a. MLB trade deadline season. Throughout this month, all 30 teams will mull the pros and cons of various possible deals. Fewer will actually pull the trigger. And far fewer will roll the dice on the kind of blockbuster that makes...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. 2014 NL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's MLB division preview series continues today with the NL Central, where the Cardinals aim for their third World Series berth in four years, the Reds try to get by with a thin lineup, the Pirates hope to pull off consecutive miracle se...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Baseball Scout School, Part 2: Rating Beers, Falling in Love With...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh, editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, is learning how to be a baseball scout. He is enrolled in MLB's Scout Development Program, where he is getting an education in how to trust his eyes as much as he trusts the numbers. You can read...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: The Best Pitching Matchup You'll Never Se...

    Shane Ryan

    The weekend is here, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to sit back, watch some baseball, cry, watch more baseball, think about exercising, back to baseball, cry, baseball, eat, cry, baseball, baseball, cryball, eat, cryercise, baseball, eat. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Beautiful, Soaring Cardinals

    Shane Ryan

    We suffered through a bit of a downer last weekend, but the rebound is looking great. I forcefully recommend watching every minute of each game listed below, with one notable exception: 10. Oh God, the Astros and Cubs Are Playing (HOU-CHC) You ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  6. Threats, Lies, and Videoboard: Tom Ricketts and His Wrigley Field...

    Michael Bertin

    On the one hand it's hard not to conjure up a little sympathy for Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Travel south about 15 stops down the CTA Red Line from the Addison station next to Wrigley Field and there sits another major league ballpark built for...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: West Coast Bias

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Reality Cometh for One (BAL-CLE) Now for this weekend's metaphorical boxing match between two of the luckiest teams in baseball. ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  8. MLB Power Rankings, Week 1

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of Grantland's weekly MLB Power Rankings. Every Monday we'll size up all 30 teams, evaluating each one based on a combination of recent play, overall team quality, and statistical spelunking. Most teams have p...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  9. About Last Night: What Would Tebow Do?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Tim Tebow capped a game-winning drive with a 20-yard touchdown run to give the Broncos a 17-13 win over the Jets. It would be easy to overstate the signi...

    Blog | November 18, 2011