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  1. 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    In many ways, spring training is an outdated ritual.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
  2. MLB 22-Day Warning: Little Guys, Big Stuff

    Michael Baumann

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days remain until the start of the MLB season? Well, you're in luck! We at the Triangle are set to spend the next several weeks giving you a daily reason to get ex...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. To Roy Halladay, With Gratitude

    Michael Baumann

    Yesterday, free-agent pitcher Roy Halladay announced that he'd sign a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and never play professional baseball again. It seems so antiseptic to put it that way, but that's what happened. And it's a great los...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  4. World Series, Game 2: The Sox's Mound Mismanagement

    Jonah Keri

    The Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 4-2, on Thursday night, sending the World Series back to St. Louis in a 1-1 tie. They won largely because one pitcher didn't do his job. It's baseball, that happens. But with the game on the line, the Sox and manager J...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Cardinals Get Even in Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy saying good-bye to your pet alligator Mojo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: A sterling combined effort from a trio of rookie pitchers led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox, evening u...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  6. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Brandon McCarthy

    Grantland Network

    Rog and Michael relive Panama's heartbreaking loss to the U.S. and cautiously celebrate England's World Cup qualification. MLB pitcher Brandon McCarthy stops by. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and che...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  7. Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara and the ALCS pitching

    Charles P. Pierce

    The joy of watching Boston closer Koji Uehara (and, if we're being honest, these Detroit pitchers, too).

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  8. St. Louis Advances on the Arm of Wainwright

    Jonah Keri

    I was going to tell you a story in many parts. We were going to rave about David Freese, the playoff hero of all playoff heroes in 2011, doing it again in 2013. We were going to discuss Gerrit Cole's emergence as an excellent starting pitcher, and...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Red Sox Keep Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy faking injuries to run down the clock at your office, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox are in the ALCS after holding off the Tampa Bay Rays, who set a postseason record with nine pitchers in t...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  10. Who's That Guy? Oakland Pitcher Sonny Gray!

    Michael Baumann

    The 2013 MLB playoffs are in full swing. Are you keeping up? Baseball has a lot of games, and also a lot of players. If you're overwhelmed, Michael Baumann is here to help. Brush up on Baumann's playoff starting lineup, then circle back throughout th...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Inches From Immortality

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding out what really happened when your cousin broke your grandmother's collection of valuable plates, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha became the third pitcher to lose a no-hit...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  12. How Concern Over Pitcher Usage Can Actually Give College Coaches ...

    Michael Baumann

    We haven't completely solved baseball, but we've made great strides in the past 100 years. Standards for training, conditioning, and instruction are at an all-time high; the equipment is better and the medical treatment is more advanced; scouts scour...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  13. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    After starting the season with an embarrassment of pitching riches, St. Louis is trying to keep its staff together long enough to make it to October.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  14. Pitchers' Duel Diary: Clayton Kershaw vs. History (a.k.a. Pedro M...

    Shane Ryan

    In this series for pitching junkies, we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and our lives through th...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  15. Francisco Liriano: The Ultimate Lefty Killer

    Jonah Keri

    It's easy to see the impact Francisco Liriano has had on the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. His 2.57 ERA ranks fourth-best among all pitchers with 130-plus innings pitched. He sits seventh in the National League in strikeout rate. If you're one of tho...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  16. The Dodgers Are So Hot Even Their Pitchers Are Mashing

    Jonah Keri

    The reasons for the Dodgers' success are many. We've covered Hanley Ramirez's gigantic bounceback season, the rise of Yasiel Puig, and even the lesser-known players who've provided a big boost. Lately, the team's starting pitching has been the story,...

    Blog | August 30, 2013