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  1. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. MLB Awards Week Isn't Over Until We Say It's Over, So Here Are Fi...

    Michael Baumann

    Hockey gets a lot of things right, but I'm particularly fond of its awards. While the NHL has the usual offerings — MVP, rookie of the year, coach of the year — the league separates itself with some really creative honors. Plus, all the a...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  3. Im Not Colin You a Moran: The Unintended Effect of Slotting in t...

    Michael Baumann

    The Houston Astros are known nowadays for chasing the unorthodox. Their raid on the brain trust of Baseball Prospectus, their tandem starters in the minor leagues, their complete disinterest in competing at the major league level until they've develo...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. What Chelsea's Europa League Win Says About the Differences Betwe...

    Michael Bertin

    With a looping back-post header well into stoppage time, Branislav Ivanovic turned Benfica goalkeeper Artur into a statued spectator and gave Chelsea FC a 2-1 win in the Europa League final. The easy explanation for Americans not well versed in the v...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  5. The Weekend Baseball Top 10

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Zack Greinke's Chance for a Classic F-You Game (Saturday, MIL-HOU) Let me make my case for Zack Greinke as an All-Star. Bear with...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  6. MLB Power Rankings, Week 1

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of Grantland's weekly MLB Power Rankings. Every Monday we'll size up all 30 teams, evaluating each one based on a combination of recent play, overall team quality, and statistical spelunking. Most teams have p...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  7. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Houston Astros

    Jonah Keri

    In a year when a book about stats adapted into a movie might actually win a bunch of Oscars, it's appropriate to find a team that generates far more excitement from its new front office than its collection of ragtag on-field talent. Led by owner Jim ...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  8. About Last Night: What Would Tebow Do?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Tim Tebow capped a game-winning drive with a 20-yard touchdown run to give the Broncos a 17-13 win over the Jets. It would be easy to overstate the signi...

    Blog | November 18, 2011