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  1. About Last Night: Tigers Keep Pace

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were deciding that asking Coldplay for money was just too greedy, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Max Scherzer was roughed up early, but the Detroit Tigers rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 i...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Jonah Keri Podcast: Matt Gelb and Tom Haudricourt

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Philadelphia Inquirer writer Matt Gelb about the Phillies, and to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Tom Haudricourt about the Brewers and Bud Selig. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast netwo...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Dodging the Angels

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy asking LeBron James for the one secret he used to lose that stubborn belly fat, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw was uncharacteristically shaky, but the Dod...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  6. The 30: Center of Attention

    Jonah Keri

    Trade-deadline week is finally here, and while we don't know which players will move and which will stay, we do know that every team will be affected, directly or indirectly. Today, I'll take a closer look at four teams that could play par...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Phinishing Off the Phillies

    Spike Friedman

    In case you decided it was the day to finally terminate your personal relationship with Jose Canseco, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: A day after conceding a rare blown save, Philadelphia closer Jonathan P...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. 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
  9. About Last Night: Fear the Brew Crew

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wondering if Donald Sterling is ever going to get around to naming you as a defendant in a frivolous lawsuit, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy blasted a walk-off...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. 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
  11. The Complicated Legacy of Jimmy Rollins

    Michael Baumann

    On Saturday afternoon, Jimmy Rollins collected the 2,235th hit of his career, the most ever by a Phillies player. After Rollins singled to right to set the record, the man he passed, Mike Schmidt, ambled out of the dugout, congratulated him, and held...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Five Things You Need to Know About Tonight’s MLB Draft

    Michael Baumann

    Every year, the 30 Major League Baseball franchises send representatives to a TV studio in New Jersey and call the names of some 1,200 amateur baseball players. While the MLB draft lacks the pomp and circumstance and, uh, sartorial creativity that it...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  14. Four MLB Stories You Might Have Missed While Watching Jenrry Meji...

    Jonah Keri

    With big headlines like the Tommy John epidemic, the historic strikeout rate, and moonwalking closers dominating this baseball season, you're forgiven if you've lost track of some of the subtler stories affecting the 2014 campaign. Here are...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  15. The 30: Lucky or Good?

    Jonah Keri

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about using run differential as a tool for predicting a team's success. Today, let's advance to Sabermetrics 201 for a lesson on "cluster luck." Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, presented cluster luc...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  16. The 30: Armed and Dangerous

    Jonah Keri

    Got the post-Easter blues? Dreading a week full of TPS reports? Just remember: Things could be worse. Way worse. It's Week 3 of The 30. ...; and never left. 30. Houston Astros (5-14 record, -41 run...

    Blog | April 21, 2014