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  1. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, and Boston’s High-Risk, Hig...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to deals with both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (pending physicals), a combination of signings that could portend future moves and success or could end in spectacular failure....

    Blog | November 24, 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. Joe Maddon’s Future and the End of an Era in Tampa Bay

    Jonah Keri

    Joe Maddon has opted out of the final year of his contract as Tampa Bay Rays manager, capping a disastrous season that started with the Rays as World Series contenders and ended with a sub-.500 record, their best pitcher traded, their general manager...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. 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
  5. MLB Overnight, NLDS: The Giants Throw the Game Away, While the Ca...

    Michael Baumann

    Playoff baseball has a delicate balance, particularly the kind of playoff baseball we've seen this year. Even a series that ends up 3-0 or 3-1 can be thrown entirely out of whack in an instant. A pitching change and a sudden cloudburst can ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  6. The Other Guys: How Benches and Bullpens Are Shaping the MLB Play...

    Jonah Keri

    There was never much reason to believe that Kansas City's Terrance Gore would make it to the big leagues. Sure, the 5-foot-7, 165-pounder could run as fast as a politician from a sex scandal, stealing 168 bases with a 91 percent success rate in...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  7. 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
  8. NLDS Preview: Breaking Down Giants vs. Nationals and Cardinals vs...

    Jonah Keri

    The Dodgers are hoping to avenge last year's NLCS loss to St. Louis, while the Cardinals are aiming to make another World Series run. The Giants, fresh off a decisive wild-card win, are trying to extend their even-year title streak to three...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. Dear Clayton; Love, Pedro

    Ben Lindbergh

    Dear Clayton, Pedro Martinez's 2000 season here. I heard you were having a pretty good year, so I took a look at the stats, and wow: We have so much in common. We're almost identical ERA brothers! Me at 1.74, you at 1.70. Both...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. The 30: Putting a Pin in the Champs

    Jonah Keri

    Normally, this is where I'd offer an elaborate intro to capture the drama that's sure to ensue during the season's final days. With the chilly pennant-race air settling in, however, there are bigger priorities. Like keeping your face ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. PitchCraft: Clayton Kershaw, the World’s Best Pitcher

    Shane Ryan

    Oh man oh man oh man oh man. This is the biggest moment in PitchCraft history, and I'm afraid I'm not worthy. Clayton Kershaw is the greatest pitcher of our generation, a force so dominant that even a historically great ace like Felix Herna...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  15. Who Are Those Guys? Five September Call-Ups MLB Fans Need to Know...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Who's That Guy" is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. This week, that landscape expanded along with MLB's active rosters to include several high-profile prospects who are ma...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  16. About Last Night: You've Been Kershaw'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy digging out your old copy of "Twas the Night Before Football," here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw's gem pushed the Dodgers past the Nationals, 4-1,&...

    Blog | September 03, 2014