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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. World Cup Players to Know: France’s Midfield General, Paul ...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    Here is a brief introduction to Paul Labile Pogba, who is 21 years old: Then there's this: And I'm really just tempted to not write anything else because how the hell do you put something like this into words?...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  9. What's Wrong With the Padres?

    Jonah Keri

    The San Diego Padres' firing of general manager Josh Byrnes on Sunday ended his depressing run of two-plus losing seasons, leaving behind one of the worst teams in baseball and one of the worst offenses of all time. The Padres went 76-86 in eac...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  10. May the Eighth Be With You: Rian Johnson Takes On 'Star Wars...

    Emily Yoshida

    There hasn't been a piece of news that has elicited such unambiguous approval from both Star Wars fans and movie fans in general as today's Rian Johnson news. As reported by Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson (writer/director...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  11. Ray and Rashard, Reunited

    Jonathan Abrams

    Sam Presti looked even more boyish than usual. The 30-year-old Presti had been Seattle's general manager for less than a month when the fork-in-the-road 2007 draft approached. The warm memories of the Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp SuperSonics...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  12. Daryl Washington and the Moving Target of 'Team Needs'

    Robert Mays

    Back in February, Steve Keim made a comment about his roster that he's probably wishing wasn't so prophetic. Taking questions at the combine, the Cardinals' general manager was asked about the pending free agency of inside linebac...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  13. Front-Office Chaos

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA appeared 24 hours ago to be reaching a state of tranquillity in the realm of coaches and general managers. Cleveland and Detroit filled their top front-office vacancies, Phil Jackson felt like old news, and everyone on both sides of the secre...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  14. The Polanco Problem, the Heyward/ Fernandez Plan, and the S...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Thanks to the unprecedented availability of minor league statistics, video, and player rankings, baseball fans are far more informed about prospects today than at any point in the past. And now that fans know what they're missing, they&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  15. The NFL’s Haves and Have-Nots by Position

    Robert Mays

    Dave Gettleman did his best to sound convincing. Standing at the podium at the NFL combine, the Carolina Panthers' general manager stood his ground as he argued that his draft strategy was to take the best player available. Unfortunately, h...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  16. Pilot Season Scouting Report

    Andy Greenwald

    Next week, the four broadcast networks will descend on New York City for the upfronts, a yearly tradition in which ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox present their upcoming shows to an audience of skeptical ad buyers and an even more skeptical general public. Fr...

    Blog | May 07, 2014