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  1. AL Wild-Card Preview: A’s vs. Royals

    Ben Lindbergh

    After six months of slow-developing regular-season play, we've reached the point of the year when baseball morphs into a small-sample sport and demands that we do in-depth analyses of individual games, which would have made us look like ove...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. No Steals for You: How Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura Became...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "I consider it a fifth pitch," Kansas City Royals starter James Shields says of controlling the running game. His old team, the Tampa Bay Rays, considered it "one of the biggest things we did all season long."...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. See You in My Nightmares, Wil Myers: Waving Good-bye to a Fun Roy...

    Corban Goble

    Last night, I met a friend at Professor Thom's in New York City to grab a beer. As you might imagine, it didn't take long for a Professor Thom's employee to bring up the Red Sox. "We can put the Sox on whatever TV you want," he said as I sat down ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Ciao, Giovani!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy doubling down on a profanity-laced tirade against your own fans, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Rookie running back Giovani Bernard had two touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the Pittsburgh Steelers t...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. 10 Minutes With Royals Ace James Shields

    Jonah Keri

    James Shields has been one of the biggest bright spots on an improved Royals team this year. He's on pace to fire more than 200 innings for the seventh consecutive year, while also ranking among the league leaders in ERA. With an average fastball of ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. James Shields, the Silent Ace

    Jonah Keri

    In 2012, the Kansas City Royals stunk. This was not at all surprising. They had stunk for eight years in a row before that, with 2012's lousy showing making it 18 out of 19 years of baseball that emitted a foul odor. Understandably, this did not ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  8. About Last Night: You Got Spur'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out meeting the Mets, meeting the Mets, stepping right up and greeting the Mets, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Golden State Warriors blew a 16-point lead, and San Antonio's Manu Ginobili hit a game winning 3-po...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  9. Jonah Keri on 2013 MLB predictions

    Jonah Keri

    It's Opening Day, and there is no better way to wrap up our look at the baseball season than by making a few educated guesses.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  10. Rays-Royals Deal a Lesson in Team Building

    Jonah Keri

    The blockbuster trade that swapped James Shields and Wade Davis for a package of prospects headed by Wil Myers has triggered more heated reactions than nearly any other deal in recent memory. The pro-Rays side sees Myers as a future superstar, one we...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  11. The Waiting Game Continues at MLB's Winter Meetings

    Jonah Keri

    As the Winter Meetings near their end here in Nashville, the latest buzz has Zack Greinke potentially going somewhere other than the Dodgers. Which seems ... impossible, really. The team with unlimited money and both a need and desire for a top...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  12. MLB Hot Stove News: It's All About Pitching

    Jonah Keri

    The series of tubes are still buzzing over Sergio Romo's parade-stopping T-shirt, and already we've got reams of Hot Stove news to sort through. Here are some of the biggest happenings from the past week: METS KEEP THEIR OPTIONS OPEN As expecte...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  13. The Triangle Podcast: Jonah Keri, Jayson Stark, and Ben Gibbard

    Jonah Keri

    We've officially entered the crazy times leading up to baseball's trade deadline. Luckily,'s Jayson Stark is on the case. He and Jonah Keri break down the big moves of the past 24 hours, including Cole Hamels's new mega-contract with the Phi...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. Fantasy Fiesta: Pitching Stock Tips

    Jonah Keri

    When Voros McCracken wrote his seminal piece on pitching and defense 11 years ago, he helped change the way people — fans, writers, even general managers — think about run prevention in baseball. Where once we used to throw most of the bl...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  15. The Bottom Line: On Tampa Bay, Boston, and the AL East

    Jonah Keri

    The Tampa Bay Rays just did something no other team had ever done before: They marched into Fenway Park and held the Red Sox to three hits or fewer, three games in a row. Their starters just missed tossing three consecutive complete games against one...

    Blog | August 18, 2011