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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. MLB Awards: The 2014 AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Y...

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is in the books, and the playoffs start tonight. Before we start the postseason dancing, however, there's one final piece of pre-October business to handle: picking the 2014 MLB awards winners! Once again, I'm not...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  5. Spoiler Alert! Eight MLB Teams With Dream-Crushing Potential

    Shane Ryan

    It must be nice to make the playoffs. As a long-suffering Yankee fan, I probably won't get to experience that joy this season, and it's been a long time — almost a full year — since we've even sniffed the postseason. With six games left o...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  6. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Last Chance in Believeland

    Shane Ryan

    The main message I want to convey up top is that if you're a real baseball fan, you won't watch any college football this weekend. Anyone who watches even a minute of college football on Saturday is a traitor to baseball and shouldn't be allowed to w...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  7. The MLB Weekend Top 10: The Best Pitching Matchup You'll Never Se...

    Shane Ryan

    The weekend is here, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to sit back, watch some baseball, cry, watch more baseball, think about exercising, back to baseball, cry, baseball, eat, cry, baseball, baseball, cryball, eat, cryercise, baseball, eat. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: A-Rod and Nine Other Things

    Shane Ryan

    Let's goooo! 10. A-Rod wants BACK, everyone! HE WANTS BACK! The headline on ESPN.com right now is "A-Rod decries mix-ups, lobbies for Fri. play." My question is, do you think A-Rod knows what "decries" means? It strikes me as such a funny word ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  9. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Lee-Harvey, But No Oswald

    Shane Ryan

    10. The 2013 "Oh Wait, They're Good?" Team (ARI-SFG) Every year, it feels like there's one division-leading team that slips under the radar. This is often because the division itself is terrible, the team hasn't had much playoff success in the pas...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  10. How Will Possible PED Suspensions Affect MLB Teams?

    Jonah Keri

    Sometime after the All-Star break, Major League Baseball plans to suspend Ryan Braun along with as many as 20 other players accused of performance-enhancing drug use, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Tuesday. The report highlights the latest chap...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  11. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  12. Jonah Keri on the NL East

    Jonah Keri

    Brotherly love runs deep in Atlanta as the countdown to Opening Day continues.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  13. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  14. Who Will Make a Splash at the MLB Winter Meetings?

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the second-annual edition of Grantland's MLB Winter Meetings coverage. We'll be filing frequent updates throughout each day of the meetings, weighing in on signings, trades, and rumors, while also providing as much color as possible from N...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  15. MLB Playoff Wrap: What We Learned Last Night

    Jonah Keri

    Nine things we learned on a quadruple-header Thursday that sent two teams to the next round and set up two more Game 5s today (making it four Game 5s out of four): 1. The Baltimore Orioles are baseball's home for wayward children ... if each of...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Strasburg on the Clock

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Hey everyone, I'm back. I got married last Saturday, which means huge changes for "About Last Night." I'm an official adult now, and I realized that some o...

    Blog | August 22, 2012