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  1. Why the Marlins Finally Opened the Vault to Sign Giancarlo Stanto...

    Ben Lindbergh

    If you had the Miami Marlins in the office pool as the franchise most likely to bestow the biggest contract in sports, congratulations: Your office sounds like a laid-back place, and your crazy pick paid off. After days of leaked details and anonymou...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  2. The Lowe Post Podcast: Zach Lowe and Amin Elhassan

    Zach Lowe

    Zach Lowe talks to Amin Elhassan about Ricky Rubio, contract extensions, and Suns heartbreak. Listen to the podcast here. Check out our podcasts page and subscribe to Grantland's podcast YouTube channel by&nb...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. Hitting the NBA Paywall: Six Intriguing Extension Candidates

    Zach Lowe

    Get your tweeting thumbs and TV-watching ass muscles ready, because the NBA doldrums are about over. Players are trickling back, and team higher-ups are in the muck of one of the thorniest challenges they've ever faced: negotiating contract...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The NBA’s Bigs Problem

    Zach Lowe

    As we fly toward the Halloween deadline for players entering their fourth season to sign contract extensions, two guys are especially intriguing: Kenneth Faried and Tristan Thompson. The NBA market is always evolving, and sometimes it's hard to...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  6. A Bengal Under Pressure

    Bill Barnwell

    Timing is a wondrous thing! Today, hours after we published this article, Andy Dalton signed a six-year, $115 million extension with the Bengals. Consider this an argument against that deal. Each week, my portion of the Grantland NFL preview secre...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. Five Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's Massive Contract Extensi...

    Robert Mays

    1. WOW. Seriously?! 2. OK, everybody slow down. Claims that sports fans are smarter today than ever before are mostly right. When NFL contracts are announced, not a single informed person pays attention to that big number at the fr...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  8. The Two Towers: Is Arizona's Front Office Reloading the Diam...

    Jonah Keri

    On February 3, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced contract extensions for the franchise's two most visible leaders, general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. At first glance, this seemed like standard operating proce...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. The Midseason TV All-Star Team

    Andy Greenwald

    At the midpoint of their seasons, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL all stick to a similar script. The majority of players - and, by extension, those who write about the players - get a brief, much-needed breather while...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  10. The True Hollywood Story of Kobe's Crippling Contract

    Zach Lowe

    There are trades and contracts that require cold, calculating analysis about whether the logic of particular transactions accomplishes the clear goals of the franchises involved. Kobe Bryant's two-year, $48 million contract extension is not reall...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  11. The murky waters of restricted free agency are on their way to 20...

    Zach Lowe

    Gordon Hayward headlines a crop of players who will have to wait for their paydays. Plus, a few things to like and dislike.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  12. The Utah Plan: What Derrick Favors's Extension Means for the Jazz...

    Zach Lowe

    Rookie-scale contracts have given teams time to assess talent, but they still have to make bets on very young players, often committing borderline star money to guys who have never worked as anything close to primary options — or who have perha...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  13. The Andrew Bogut Conundrum: What Will the Warriors Do With Their ...

    Zach Lowe

    Andrew Bogut's impending free agency was going to be a secretly fascinating subplot to the coming NBA season, but Bogut, delightfully candid as always, yanked back the curtain by revealing the status of contract-extension talks with the Warriors in a...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  14. What's in the Sex Box? Not Much, It Turns Out

    Molly Lambert

    What is Sex Box? A. A new program on British public television B. An R. Kelly song C. A dystopian game show D. The new Xbox E. A pornographic riff on Houdini's water torture cell trick F. A natural brand extension of The Box G. A 1991 La Toya ...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  15. Derrick Williams, Jimmer Fredette, and more of the NBA's make-or-...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's collective bargaining agreement creates a challenge for teams unsure of their young players — which means these six high-profile guys may be entering their make-or-break season.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  16. Get Lucky and Dont Screw Up: The Secret to the Atlanta Braves S...

    Michael Baumann

    The Atlanta Braves are suddenly on an 11-game win streak, 13.5 games up on their nearest division rival. How in the world did that happen? In a way, the 2013 Braves are an extension of their 15-year run of National League dominance, an achiev...

    Blog | August 06, 2013