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  1. The Melvin Model: 10 MLB Players Who Need New First Names

    Michael Baumann

    A few days ago, Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. announced that he would henceforth like to be known by his given name instead of the nickname "B.J." - short for "Bossman Junior" - which h...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  2. NL Spring Training Primer: The Key Question Facing Each Team in C...

    Michael Baumann

    Yesterday, I listed the pressing spring training question facing each American League team. Today, it's the National League's turn. Here's hoping we get some resolution by Opening Day! Diamondbacks fans don'...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  3. Miami Nice: The Wayward Marlins Take Aim at Sustained Success

    Jonah Keri

    Way back in 2007, the Marlins employed a 24-year-old slugger who possessed terrifying skills at the plate. Four seasons plus into his career, he'd blossomed into a perennial MVP candidate and the face of a franchise that had twice won it al...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  4. The Marlins Maneuver, the Tigers Retool, the Phillies Accept Fate...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings came to a close Thursday, but not without another torrent of transactions. We've analyzed the Dodgers' day of trade/signing insanity and the Red Sox's new, unsexy starter...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Democracy Now: What a Weird Week in Baseball News-Breaking Taught...

    Ben Lindbergh

    At noon Eastern on Monday, Peter Gammons reported that the Blue Jays had signed free agent Russell Martin, ending a period of intense speculation about the coveted catcher's destination. At 12:05, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman t...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  7. Jason Heyward’s a Cardinal? Russell Martin’s a Jay? G...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove caught fire on Monday, with two blockbuster signings and one shocking trade kick-starting baseball's offseason. Ben Lindbergh already took an in-depth look at Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth 13-year, $325 million deal, so let&#039...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Jason Heyward, Baseball Enigma

    Michael Baumann

    There was a moment after the 2010 MLB draft when four NL East teams suddenly had a young right fielder who was either in the majors or on the way there, and who was expected to one day challenge for MVP awards. Division partisans were suppos...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  10. Baby Ruth: Giancarlo Stanton’s Historic Season, Crazy Comps...

    Jonah Keri

    Last week, Yahoo's Tim Brown approached Giancarlo Stanton with a question: Had the Marlins' relatively positive showing this season altered the slugger's view of the organization? "Five months," said Stanton...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  11. The 2014 Miami Marlins: The Dog That Didn't Bark

    Michael Baumann

    The 2014 season didn't have to be a moral victory for the Miami Marlins. To a certain extent, it still doesn't: The Marlins have quietly gone 19-12 since the All-Star break and sit 2.5 games out of the second NL wild-card spot. Ma...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  12. Welcome to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Where the Devout Will Atte...

    Michael Baumann

    One Easter Sunday during college, I pulled on my wrinkled khakis and last clean dress shirt and walked a couple of blocks to the closest Methodist church. This church had its roots in the antebellum South, but despite being within sight of t...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  13. Home Run Derby Awards: Best Hair, Best Homer, Best Shaving Kit&nd...

    Matt Borcas

    While not everyone gets excited about Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities, this year's Home Run Derby threatened to be at least somewhat entertaining, thanks to a new bracket format, three fewer outs per round, and a semi-stacked f...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  14. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  15. The Breakout Brigade

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 edition of Grantland's annual MLB Breakouts column. Last year, I spotlighted up-and-coming stars like Freddie Freeman (yeah!), Matt Harvey (woo!), Domonic Brown (I'm the best at this!), and, um ...; Je...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  16. 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