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  1. What Do You Do When Your Rebuilder Is an MLB Contender?

    Michael Baumann

    Running a baseball team is about managing your priorities and seizing opportunities. It would be pretty easy to be a major league GM if rebuilding and contending were the binary states lots of people assume them to be. But it's not that sim...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3. About Last Night: No Business Like Snow Business

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy making your World Cup Eve list, checking it twice, and deciding that Uruguayan Luis Suarez was both naughty and nice, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist made 40...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  4. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Why Jose Fernandez Is a Model for Calling Up Young Pitchers

    Bill Barnwell

    If all goes as planned, Marlins starter Jose Fernandez will be undergoing Tommy John surgery on his torn UCL Friday morning. Fernandez's injury - likely suffered during the fifth inning of his final start - has left the baseball w...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  6. An Elbow Injury for Jose Fernandez, and Surgery for Baseball Fans...

    Michael Baumann

    From time to time, I like to watch highlights of Brandon Webb, my favorite pitcher of the past 10 years. The big, slightly putsy-looking Kentuckian had a strange, mostly upright delivery and an arsenal of pitches that ponderously approached the plate...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. The Polanco Problem, the Heyward/ Fernandez Plan, and the S...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Thanks to the unprecedented availability of minor league statistics, video, and player rankings, baseball fans are far more informed about prospects today than at any point in the past. And now that fans know what they're missing, they&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  8. Mark Buehrle Is Your Projected AL Cy Young Winner, Plus More Fun ...

    Michael Baumann

    We're a little more than a week into the MLB season, and, as usual, people are forgetting how long it takes to iron out the randomness in baseball. Responsible parties will wait until at least sometime in May before making sweeping conclusi...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  9. The 30: Early Returns

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 season premiere of The 30! Each week, I'll use a wide array of criteria to rank all 30 major league teams, grouping them into tiers with similar squads and taking an in-depth look at one team per tier. Early in the season, I&...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  10. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. Great Expectations, Great Variations

    Jonah Keri

    In many ways, spring training is an outdated ritual. Players work out year-round, so the notion that they need to run wind sprints with teammates to get back into shape is pretty antiquated. Hitters do benefit from facing live pitching, and pitchers...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  12. 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
  13. About Last Weekend: Pats Stay Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy arguing that Lane Kiffin really hasn't gotten a fair chance to prove himself as a head coach with a particularly stubborn stop sign, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Tom Brady finally synced up with his young ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  14. 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
  15. About Last Night: Ciao, Giovani!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy doubling down on a profanity-laced tirade against your own fans, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Rookie running back Giovani Bernard had two touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the Pittsburgh Steelers t...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  16. Putting Jose Fernandez in Perspective

    Jonah Keri

    If you ever wanted a perfect ending to a historic season, Jose Fernandez's performance Wednesday night was it. Fernandez sliced through the Braves lineup for seven dominant innings, allowing just one run on five hits. He fanned five batters, ending h...

    Blog | September 13, 2013