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  1. About Last Night: Big House Party

    Spike Friedman

    In case you wasted your one phone call on Shane Ryan, here's what you missed in sports on New Year's Day: It was a snowy Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium, where the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, in a shootout in front of...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Whether Mark Trumbo Helps or Hurts Arizona, Plus More on Tuesday'...

    Jonah Keri

    A trio of intriguing, midlevel Tuesday deals answered a few questions here at baseball's winter meetings, but left many more unanswered. Here's a look at what each deal means for the teams involved — and for the notable outfielders and starting...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. The Sizzlin' Stove: Dissecting Brian McCann's Signing and a Slew ...

    Jonah Keri

    A flurry of moves over the past few days has the hot stove firing earlier than usual this offseason. With the Prince Fielder–Ian Kinsler blockbuster swap already thoroughly examined, let's explore what these other trades and signings mean for t...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  5. Jonah Keri Podcast: Susan Slusser and Mike Koplove

    Grantland Network

    Jonah Keri talks to San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser about the streaking A's. How has Oakland gone from league doormats to odds-on favorites to win two straight AL West titles? Who's the face of the franchise when you have a mostly a...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  6. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Fear and Loathing in Fenway

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. How is it mid-September? Did we even have August this year? Are the playoffs really sneaking up on us? This is getting serious, gang. Each team has about 15 games left to win, lose, bargain, plead, suffer, and despair. There are onl...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  7. The Death of the Superstar Manager

    Michael Baumann

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia denies that he's experiencing tensions with his boss, general manager Jerry Dipoto, over "philosophical differences." One presumes that these differences are about the kind of players Dipoto has acquired, or the manner in...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  8. Derek Jeter's Diary: 'Giant Centaur Mode Activated'

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Wednesday, August 14: vs. Los Angeles Angels People like to say there's mag...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Fernandez Mania in Miami

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out becoming more mosquito bite than man, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez shut down fellow NL Rookie of the Year candidate Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-2 victory...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Carpenter Hammers Pittsburgh

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy sitting on a 70 million pound war chest because it's just too heavy to move, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Matt Carpenter provided four hits and the game-winning run as the St. Louis Cardinals took the rubbe...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  11. About Last Night: L.A. Dodges Defeat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy brainwashing your current star quarterback so he won't talk with your former star quarterback lest things get awkward, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their stunning run, pai...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  12. About Last Night: We Believe in Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy hiding out in your ill-conceived meteor shower bunker, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Texas starter Yu Darvish came close to throwing a no-hitter in Houston, but had to settle for a 2-1 win over the Astros afte...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. Mike Trout's Ridiculous Encore Performance

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball (even if voters and players disagreed). His was one of the best rookie seasons of all time, ranking with Dwight Gooden's off-the-charts '85 campaign as one of the best efforts ever for a player in...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  14. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Nolan and Billy, to the Death

    Shane Ryan

    It's August, the worst month of the year! Time to shut your blinds, turn the air conditioner down to 56, and hibernate for 30 days with only baseball and unsweetened ice tea for companions. Here are the best ways to make it through the first weekend ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Peavy Switches Sox

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy becoming an expert on the recovery period for hip surgeries, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Red Sox bolstered their rotation before the trade deadline, acquiring former Cy Young winner Jake Peavy from the ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  16. Mark Teixeiras Trade Deadline Butterfly Effect

    Michael Baumann

    For those of you who weren't already aware, Mark Teixeira was traded twice a few years back, and as it turns out, those trades completely upset the course of baseball events, on a scale that alternate-history novels are written. It's not an exaggerat...

    Blog | July 30, 2013