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  1. MLB Trade Value, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    Yesterday, we revealed Part 1 of our annual MLB Trade Value ranking. Today, we're rounding out the list by dissecting baseball's 35 most valuable chips. If you need a refresher on the rules that define this thought experiment, hea...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  2. About Last Night: The Djok Is on Murray

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy refamiliarizing yourself with the Win Forever Pyramid, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Novak Djokovic outlasted Andy Murray to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals with a 7-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. The Mariners' Suddenly Secure Black Sheep

    Michael Baumann

    I don't have a specific dream job. Whenever someone asks what my dream job is, I say, "A sinecure." I want a job for which I'm paid handsomely and from which I won't be fired for either of the related workplace sins of d...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. Most Valuable, Period? Felix, Kershaw, and the Pitcher-as-MVP Deb...

    Jonah Keri

    There's no denying the incredible seasons Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez are having. Kershaw's 2014 achievements have been remarkable: He threw a 15-strikeout, no-walk no-hitter that ranks among the best pitching performan...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Uh-Oh, Tigers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy run-by-fruiting Pierce Brosnan one last time, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Things have gotten weird in the AL Central, where the suddenly injury-ravaged Detroit Tigers have fallen out of fi...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  6. 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
  7. About Last Night: Dodgers Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching bad actors kill flying sharks with chain saws, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Dodgers outfielder and professional trade rumor Matt Kemp laced a walk-off single in the 10th inning to...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  8. 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
  9. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  10. The Pitching Championship Belt, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    So, last month, I'm reading The 30 by Jonah Keri, just as I do every Monday afternoon during baseball season. As he got toward the end of this installment, Keri started wondering aloud whether Felix Hernandez was the best pitcher in baseball, gi...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Kershaw Just Says No

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing that your attempt to bootleg T-shirts based on Washington's voided football trademark might make you part of the problem, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Dodgers ace Clayt...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  12. The 30: Hope Springs

    Jonah Keri

    This week's edition of The 30 is dedicated to the great Norichika Aoki, master of misfortune. Rest assured, Nori, we kid because we love. We love you when you swing so hard you helicopter yourself into the ground. We love you when...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  13. PitchCraft: Felix Hernandez, King of the North(west)

    Shane Ryan

    There's a persistent pitching riddle that goes like this: Is it best to be a strikeout pitcher, ensuring a certain number of "free outs" per game but sacrificing a certain number of innings over a season because of elevated pitch count...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  14. PitchCraft: Jeff Samardzija, the Accursed Ace

    Shane Ryan

    Remember when Felix Hernandez won the Cy Young in 2010 with a 13-12 record, and we were all like, "Wow, the Mariners are really, really terrible," and it helped the last stubborn holdouts understand how useless the "win" was as a ...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  15. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    Part 1 of our second-annual MLB Trade Value Rankings debuted on Wednesday. Today, we're rounding out the list by examining baseball's top 35 trade chips. Remember, last year's rankings appear in parentheses. Click here to read Part 1....

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  16. More Than a Trophy: What the AL Cy Young Race Means for Advanced ...

    Shane Ryan

    In 2010, Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young award with a 13-12 record. It was the right choice for a number of reasons. He had the league's best ERA, the highest pitcher WAR, the most innings pitched, and the lowest WHIP, and he lasted ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013