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  1. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  2. Who's That Guy? Oakland Pitcher Sonny Gray!

    Michael Baumann

    The 2013 MLB playoffs are in full swing. Are you keeping up? Baseball has a lot of games, and also a lot of players. If you're overwhelmed, Michael Baumann is here to help. Brush up on Baumann's playoff starting lineup, then circle back throughout th...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  3. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  4. MLB Weekend Top 10: Texas Exceptionalism Forever

    Shane Ryan

    And we are BACK, with your all-purpose* guide to the weekend in MLB action. *Single-purpose, really. It's super limited in function. You can only read it. 10. no. 2 UNC vs. no. 3 Virginia (Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m., ESPN3) Whoa! Supe...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  5. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    On Monday we started the enormous task of bringing the Grantland Trade Value franchise to Major League Baseball. Now it's time we wrap it all up with the rest of our top 50 assets in the league. Click here for part 1 31. Jason Kipnis 30. Ben Z...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  6. Justin Verlander is delivering yet another award-worthy season

    Jonah Keri

    While everyone fixates on the Triple Crown in Detroit, they're forgetting about Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  7. An All-Star-Worthy Countdown

    Jonah Keri

    It was an 8-0 blowout that was decided by the fourth. Both sides breezed through 1-2-3 inning after 1-2-3 inning thereafter — great if you're a student of pitching, not so much if you're looking for fireworks. And the game ended with a retired ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Middle Relief: Who Is the Best Pitcher in Baseball?

    Jonah Keri

    Seems like a straightforward question, right? Flip through the stats to find the league leaders. Use your eyes if you're someone who does that well. Turns out it's not that easy. Sifting through all the available stats (basic or advanced) and try...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  10. Diamond Reflections: Who Is the Pitcher King?

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to Diamond Reflections, a video wrap-up of yesterday's MLB action. In this post, we talk baseball, share a few laughs, and watch some highlights. Our friends at MLB.com don't allow embedding on recaps and highlights, so for now there are just...

    Blog | April 06, 2012