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  1. Joe Maddon’s Future and the End of an Era in Tampa Bay

    Jonah Keri

    Joe Maddon has opted out of the final year of his contract as Tampa Bay Rays manager, capping a disastrous season that started with the Rays as World Series contenders and ended with a sub-.500 record, their best pitcher traded, their general manager...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. Explaining the Jets: Yes, They Definitely Have a Plan

    Bill Barnwell

    Over the past week, Jets general manager John Idzik has come under fire for perceived slights with his work building the 2014 team. A New York Daily News article by Jets beat writer Manish Mehta on Saturday was followed by an embarrassing 31-0 loss i...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  3. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. NBA Windows: The Rockets’ Missing Third Superstar and the N...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA has always been about opportunity: When one team's window opens, another's often closes. This year, more than any in recent memory, is all about these windows: superstars in new cities, icons nearing retirement, general manager...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. ‘Big Eyes’ Trailer: Burton's Big Biopic

    Zach Dionne

    When's the last time you remembering seeing a straight Tim Burton movie, one without magic or headless horsemen, without superheroes or macabre animation or spaceships or a general Seuss-on-a...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  6. Q&A: Cardinals GM Steve Keim on First-Round Quarterbacks, Sco...

    Robert Mays

    Steve Keim knows the Cardinals. This is his second year as Arizona's general manager, but his 16th with the organization. He started as an area scout in 1999, working the entire East Coast, from Maine to Miami. Since then, he&r...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. Taylor Swift’s Timely Technoparanoia

    Molly Lambert

    This July saw the birth of InfoSec Taylor Swift, a joke Twitter account that wedded pictures of Swift to fabricated quotes about cybersecurity. The meme, which was also a parody of Tumblr fan meme culture in general, took off among the subcommunity o...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Birds of Prey

    Robert Mays

    Attrition wears on every football team, but the stakes of battle came early for Steve Keim's team this year. Last season, his first as the Cardinals' general manager, Arizona won 10 games behind one of football's scaries...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Sabermetrics Gets Soft

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last Saturday, on the first morning of the fourth annual "Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball" seminar in Boston ("Saber Seminar" for short), Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow strode onto the a...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  11. The NHL Dives Into the Advanced-Stats Pool

    Sean McIndoe

    News broke last week that the Edmonton Oilers had hired Tyler Dellow, a well-known blogger and advanced stats pioneer. The move follows on the heels of the Devils hiring Sunny Mehta, the Maple Leafs hiring Kyle Dubas as assistant general manager, and...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  12. An Idiot's Guide to the Pilot Flying J Rebate Scandal

    Matt Borcas

    Two short years ago, truck stop magnate and "1,000 percent" Steelers fan Jimmy Haslam bought the Cleveland Browns. For context, that was two head coaches, two general managers, four starting quarterbacks, nine wins, and 23 losses...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  13. The Ravens Are Ready to Lean on Their Defense — Again

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to question Ozzie Newsome. The Hall of Fame tight end turned general manager has run the Ravens for 18 years now. It's a stretch that includes eight 10-win seasons, two Super Bowl wins, and two more trips to the AFC Cham...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  14. Julio Jones and the Consequences of the Falcons’ Star-Studd...

    Robert Mays

    Thomas Dimitroff doesn't look like he runs an NFL team. In a profession where Ted Thompson and his Packers-sponsored golf outfit are the standard, the Falcons' general manager looks like few of his colleagues. Rams GM Les Snead ha...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  15. A Taxonomy of Puzzling 2014 MLB All-Star Game Roster Decisions

    Michael Baumann

    I know that it's dumb to get worked up over All-Star snubs, because in the grand scheme of things they don't matter. Though, really, neither do sports in general, so once we start getting worked up over sports, it's all...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  16. Inside the Sacramento Kings’ Draft War Room

    Grantland Channel

    See Part 1 here. Grantland takes you behind the scenes as Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro, and advisors Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin make draft-day decisions in con...

    Blog | July 02, 2014