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  1. Padres. Trade. MANIA!!!!! A Thorough, Thoughtful (Read: Instant) ...

    Ben Lindbergh and Jonah Keri

    Since you last read about the Padres trading for Wil Myers, which they did after agreeing to trade for Matt Kemp, they have reportedly traded for Justin Upton, Derek Norris, and Will Middlebrooks. For those counting at home, that's five new bats...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. What the Three-Team, 11-Player Wil Myers Trade Bonanza Means for ...

    Jonah Keri

    San Diego, Tampa Bay, and Washington staged a battle royale on Wednesday, engaging in a three-team trade involving a whopping 11 players. Though the Padres' acquisition of 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Rays is the centerpiece of ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. 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
  4. MLB Winter Meetings Primer: Five Questions to Ponder (Including t...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Twitter's teen news breakers, take note: Stop reporting fake trades and start reporting fake fevers, because it's almost time for finals, and the busiest week of baseball's offseason is about to begin. The winter meeting...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. 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
  6. About Last Night: Dodgers Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching bad actors kill flying sharks with chain saws, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Dodgers outfielder and professional trade rumor Matt Kemp laced a walk-off single in the 10th inning to...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. Let Them Eat Money: MLB Salary Dumping, the Precursor to the Prol...

    Michael Baumann

    Thursday is baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, and I couldn't be happier, because it means we can all stop talking about "eating salary." One of the big draws of sports fandom is the civic unity and shared identity...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  8. Winter Meetings Wrap: Recapping the Final Flurry of Deals and Pre...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's winter meetings concluded with Thursday's Rule 5 draft, where the Rangers generated some of the biggest buzz of the week by selecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That tells you all you need to know. Team executives left Or...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. Winter Meetings Primer: Matt Kemp, David Price, and More Story Li...

    Jonah Keri

    We've seen more hot stove action to this point than in any other season in recent memory. Still, plenty of questions remain as baseball's annual winter meetings begin today. Short-handed teams will look to fill their roster holes before the pool of q...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  10. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    We're suckers for nostalgia. When Major League Baseball finally curbed its draconian highlight policy and released a few dribs and drabs of video, we rejoiced at being able to watch Cecil Fielder hit moon shots and Bo Jackson play like a superhe...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  11. So, Matt Kemp Is Awesome

    Rembert Browne

    No, this didn't happen yesterday, and yes, the taker of this clip shot it vertically (a.k.a. YouTube's Kryptonite), but it doesn't matter. Because this is just beautiful. From the same Dodgers-Giants game this past weekend that included a fan braw...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  12. The Dodgers and the Curse of Plenty

    Jonah Keri

    As the calendar flipped over to June last season, the Dodgers faced what seemed like an easy decision. Six and a half months earlier, they had signed All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp to a $160 million contract extension, ensuring that their fran...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  13. 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
  14. The Best B.S.: Matt Kemp Says He Would Beat Magic Johnson at H.O....

    Grantland Channel

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp details his love of basketball and challenges Bill Simmons and Magic Johnson to a game of H.O.R.S.E....

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Orioles Love Them Some Extras

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Adam Jones bashed an 11th-inning home run to lead the Orioles past the Mariners 3-1 and give the club its 15th straight extra-innings win, the longest ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Lee Needs More Athletic Supporters

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee each pitched eight strong innings, but Matt Kemp's walk-off home run in the 12th gave the Dodgers a 5-3 win over the Phill...

    Blog | July 19, 2012