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  1. The Consigliere Commissioner

    Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts

    If Major League Baseball were the Genco Pura Olive Oil Company, then Robert D. Manfred Jr. - exiting commissioner Bud Selig's longtime adviser and MLB's current chief operating officer, who will inherit the game&rsquo...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  2. The Dead Ball Century

    Bryan Curtis

    You know John Thorn. Official historian for Major League Baseball. Mustachioed guy in the Ken Burns documentary. I went to his big house upstate last week because Thorn wanted to show me something. It was evidence of a "lively corpse,&r...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  3. Home Run Derby Awards: Best Hair, Best Homer, Best Shaving Kit&nd...

    Matt Borcas

    While not everyone gets excited about Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities, this year's Home Run Derby threatened to be at least somewhat entertaining, thanks to a new bracket format, three fewer outs per round, and a semi-stacked f...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. The 30: Stuck in the Middle With You

    Jonah Keri

    When Major League Baseball introduced the second wild-card spot in 2012, it triggered the Age of Uncertainty: The extra playoff spots mean more opportunity, but they also mean less clarity in the standings throughout the year. Such is the case as...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  5. The Lonesome, Crowded NL East

    Michael Baumann

    You could make the argument that none of Major League Baseball's six divisions is turning out the way we expected it to, and as long as it's taking the Dodgers and Cardinals to get on their horses, and as shocking as the Tigers&am...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. The Most Interesting Man in the Minors

    Ben Lindbergh

    In an appearance on MLB Network earlier this year, Braves senior adviser John Hart echoed the sentiment that an army of anonymous front-office types has embraced: "Power is at a premium in Major League Baseball today." The industr...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  7. Five Things You Need to Know About Tonight’s MLB Draft

    Michael Baumann

    Every year, the 30 Major League Baseball franchises send representatives to a TV studio in New Jersey and call the names of some 1,200 amateur baseball players. While the MLB draft lacks the pomp and circumstance and, uh, sartorial creativity that it...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  8. Andrelton Simmons, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Resisting the Temptati...

    Michael Baumann

    We're going to learn a lot about defense in the next five years, as Major League Baseball releases PITCHf/x-type data for fielders and batted balls, and the people capable of doing big data-crunchy stuff start to figure out what t...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. Q&A: MLB Advanced Media's Bob Bowman Discusses Revolutio...

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball Advanced Media unveiled its new play-tracking system at last weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The technology will allow fans, analysts, and all 30 teams to gain precise information that was previously out of...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  10. The Midseason TV All-Star Team

    Andy Greenwald

    At the midpoint of their seasons, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL all stick to a similar script. The majority of players - and, by extension, those who write about the players - get a brief, much-needed breather while...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  11. SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We...

    Michael Baumann

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball's general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport's offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-ho...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  12. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Fab Freshmen

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy convincing friends and family that your Movember mustache should probably stick around through Mocember, here's what you missed on sports on Tuesday: In a battle of the nation's best freshmen, Jabari Parker outshone Andrew ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  14. Ben Lindbergh on the possibility of machines replacing umpires

    Ben Lindbergh

    Even though the MLB schedule is now computerized, don't expect the guy behind the plate to be replaced anytime soon.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  15. Kanye Rented AT&T Park to Propose to Kim Kardashian

    Zach Dionne

    Back in June, The Triangle's Jonah Keri ranked AT&T Park as the second-best ballpark experience in Major League Baseball. But back in June, the park was merely home to the San Francisco Giants and some nice views of the bay, not to Kim Kardashian and...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  16. Hot Mess: The Broadcast of Miss America in 2014

    Wesley Morris

    If you use your television regularly, Sunday nights are pretty much spoken for: Revenge, Hollywood Exes, the final episodes of Dexter and Breaking Bad, showings of Breaking Amish: LA, Sunday Night Football, Major League Baseball, Love It or List It, ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013