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  1. The Bake Shop Mailbag! Answering Your Questions on Absurd Hockey ...

    Katie Baker

    Welcome to the Bake Shop, an establishment where we dish out the goods and keep vague operating hours. You can email katiebakeshop@gmail.com with questions, comments, hopes, and dreams anytime. My aunt recently gave me some of my uncle's posses...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. It’s a Hell of a Town: The New York City Sports Franchise M...

    Katie Baker

    It's possible to live in one of the nicest apartments in New York City and still have a view of a brick wall. The subway runs 24 hours, which means there's never a time of day that someone isn't hot-stepping pathetically...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  5. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Fields of Fear’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Mackey Sasser was an exceptional catcher for the New York Mets in the late 1980s and early '90s. He could hit. He could manage a pitching staff. He could nail you trying to steal second ba...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: Mel Didier and Emma Span

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to legendary MLB scout Mel Didier about his impact on the 1988 World Series and his run-in with Fidel Castro, and to Sports Illustrated editor Emma Span about the Mets and what we should look for in a sports commissioner. Listen t...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  7. Cousin Sal’s First Pitch

    Sal Iacono

    I'm not ashamed to say I cried for two straight days in the spring of 1982, when my favorite Mets player, Lee Mazzilli, was traded to the Texas Rangers. I'm not ashamed to say that, rather than treat a potentially strangulated...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  8. The 30: deGreat Debate

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the winners and losers have been toasted and chided. Much to the Phillies' chagrin, however, not every team that stood pat joined Ruben Amaro's squad in earning the "loser&quot...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. 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
  10. The 30: It’s a Brave New World

    Jonah Keri

    The A's and Cubs pulled off the first blockbuster of trade-deadline season with a six-player swap over the holiday weekend, but it's tough to know when we'll see another deal that big. That's because with one week to go until the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Derek Jeter's Diary: Happy Captainversary!

    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, May 29: Off Day It's important to never lose...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Derek Jeter’s Diary: Subway Rides, Bone Collectors, and a G...

    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, May 15: at New York Mets It's both strange a...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  14. The 30: Running for Their Lives

    Jonah Keri

    As part of my weekly effort to explain the difference between a true power rankings column and a page that simply ranks teams by record, I've noted the importance of multiple factors beyond wins and losses. One of the biggest is roster q...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  15. About Last Night: Cali Civil War

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting a tour of New York from Rex Ryan, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Extra innings were needed in two intrastate California showdowns, with the Giants beating the Dodgers 3-2 in 12 innings...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. 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