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  1. Damn, It’s Good to Be the Tigers: In the AL Central, One Tr...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Wednesday, the Tigers played their appointed part in baseball's pre-trade deadline dance, acquiring a closer to reinforce a relief corps that entered the day with the fifth-worst ERA and sixth-worst FIP among big league bullpens. After s...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Greatness in the Uncommon: Sports, Narrative Fiction, and Netflix...

    Michael Baumann

    A renegade owner takes over a minor league baseball team and assembles a group of castoffs. Those castoffs then start winning, much to the chagrin of organized baseball, and much to the delight of fans in a market that almost everyone thought had aba...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. Don’t Call It a Lincecomeback

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Tuesday night, Tim Lincecum earned his first career save, coming in on his regular throw day to record the final two outs of the Giants' 9-6 victory over the Phillies. His familiar motion looked out of place as he warmed up mid-inning; h...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. How the NL Central Will Be Won

    Jonah Keri

    The baseball world got a jolt Sunday afternoon when, for the first time in three-plus months, a team other than Milwaukee held an outright lead in the NL Central. It didn't last long. The Cardinals, who'd briefly moved into fir...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. Perfect MLB Trade Fits: Player/Team Pairings That Would Be As Sat...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In the hierarchy of baseball trade satisfaction, nothing beats a blockbuster: The more teams and talent, the merrier. We've already seen one such swap this month, and unless the latest David Price sweepstakes turns into another tease, we&am...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: Sam Miller and Jason Beck

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus about the Dodgers and NL pennant races, and to MLB.com's Jason Beck about the Tigers and trade rumors. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  7. Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait W...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Luis Suarez's exit from Liverpool was astonishingly fast. Giorgio Chiellini was probably still rubbing his shoulder when Liverpool owner John W. Henry and Fenway Sports Group decided they had had enough. By July 4, a mere 10 days aft...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  8. For the Chicago Cubs, the Time Is Now-ish

    Jake Johnson

    I grew up a Cubs fan. My Uncle Paul took my brother and me to the 1989 National League Championship Series and we sat in the bleachers as Will Clark hit two home runs over our heads. I ditched school on Opening Day 1994 and saw Tuff...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  10. The Assembly Line

    Charles P. Pierce

    This is the way that pennant races are born. Say you're a talented team from an industrial city in the Midwest. You come out of the All-Star break with a nice little 7.5-game lead over another talented team from an industrial city in the Mi...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  11. The 30: Angels in the Outfield (and Bullpen)

    Jonah Keri

    We're only three games beyond the All-Star break, yet the pennant-race craziness has already begun. The NL Central is a free-for-all following the Brewers' big slump. The AL East is full of mediocre-to-bad teams that believe they still hav...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  12. MLB Shootaround (the Horn): The Most Intriguing Second-Half Story...

    Grantland Staff

    After a painfully long All-Star break, baseball is set to resume on this joyous Friday. And even though we're more than halfway through the 2014 season, mathematically speaking, we've unofficially and collectively agreed to refer to this ne...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  13. Forget Derek Jeter, Tip Your Cap to Tracy McGrady

    Grantland Staff

    "I told some of the guys that I am going to get a strikeout before I stop playing. I got it in the second inning. Thank you Jesus." (Read more at ESPN.com)...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  14. PitchCraft: The Midseason GIF Awards

    Shane Ryan

    It's All-Star week, so rather than focus on a single pitcher, it's time for the first annual PitchCraft Awards. Here we'll be honoring the good, the bad, and the ugly from baseball's first half. Starting, because we're real r...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  15. MLB Injury Meter Update: How Screwed Is Your Favorite Team?

    Michael Baumann

    Back at the beginning of the season, when we were still young and innocent and capable of feeling shocked that playing baseball today seemed more dangerous than hanging around the docks in Texas City in 1947, I examined which of the mounting injuries...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  16. Derek Jeter's Diary: Notes From a Final All-Star Game

    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. Thursday, July 10: at Cleveland Indians Nothing good ever happe...

    Blog | July 17, 2014