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  1. The Artful Dodgers: Processing Kemp, Kendrick, and the Rest of Lo...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the craziest binges by any team at any winter meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off five major moves Wednesday and early Thursday, sending a former MVP-caliber star packing, overhauling their infield, resha...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. MLB Transaction Trees

    Ben Lindbergh

    Shortly after Indians pitcher Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award last week, New York Times writer Tyler Kepner made Twitter do a double take by pointing out that the seeds of Kluber's Cleveland victory were sown when the 28-year-old sta...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Do It Again Next Year? How the 10 MLB Playoff Teams Will Fare in ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In sports, most mourning periods don't last long. No matter how much we want to mope after a six-plus-month season ends on a one-hit, two-run rally, the frustration subsides and we return to scouring rumors, our eyes on a distant prize. The...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  5. MLB Overnight: More Magic for K.C., More Homers for Baltimore in ...

    Michael Baumann

    The first night of the 2014 ALDS featured several familiar elements: postseason heroics from Nelson Cruz; a bullpen meltdown from Detroit; some ...; creative ...; managing from Ned Yost; and, most memorably, a tense extra-inning win...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  6. ALDS Preview: Breaking Down Tigers vs. Orioles and Royals vs. Ang...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Things got dicey for the Tigers down the stretch, but they earned a win in Game 162 to claim their fourth straight AL Central title. The Orioles, meanwhile, won the East for the first time since 1997, cruising to the second-largest lead of any divisi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  7. Jonah Keri Podcast: MLB Playoff Preview Special

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren, Nationals beat writer Adam Kilgore, Tigers beat writer Chris Iott, Cardinals beat writer Jenifer Langosch, Giants broadcaster Dave Flemming, Pirates radio host David Todd, Grantland writer/Royals die-har...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  8. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  9. Everything You Need to Know (Which Admittedly Isn't Much!) A...

    Michael Baumann

    So many great stories from baseball history take place on the last weekend of the regular season, from Merkle's Boner to the phenomenal final night of the 2011 season. Over at SI.com, Jay Jaffe tracks the possibilities for maximum chaos at...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  10. PitchCraft: The 2014 Year-End GIF Awards

    Shane Ryan

    Loyal PitchCraft fans may remember the Midseason Awards, when along with doling out prizes for the top pitches, we had some fun with the weirdest pitches of the year - slowest, most comical, most arcane. LISTEN UP: THE FUN IS OVER. Today is...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  11. Johnny-Come-Lately’s Guide to the MLB Stretch Run

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball isn't like the NBA, where you don't really need to pay attention until the second round of the playoffs. So if you've been on a spiritual quest to Cambodia or playing ninepins with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men in up...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  12. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  13. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  14. What Garrett Richards's Injury Means for the Angels' Wo...

    Jonah Keri

    Angels ace Garrett Richards suffered a brutal knee injury while covering first base Wednesday night, likely knocking him out for the rest of the regular season and postseason, and certainly thrusting the team's rotation into chaos a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  15. About Last Night: Angels Win/Lose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy deciding that if granted the powers of a time lord, you would go back and make Derrick Rose sit out the game where he first injured his knee, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Los Angeles Ang...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  16. About Last Night: Saluting Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding out you cleared revocable waivers at work, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Browns quarterback Johnny "Football" Manziel put together a middling performance in his t...

    Blog | August 19, 2014