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  1. Why Haven't Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales Signed Yet? And...

    Michael Baumann

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark is really cheesed off. Why is he so cheesed off? Oh, hello, useful question-asking personality device. It's good to see you again. Well, last week, Buster Olney talked to a bunch of executives about...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Driven by Youth, Pittsburgh Aims to Best the Regression Beast

    Jonah Keri

    With one out in the top of the 10th inning of Monday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves knotted in a scoreless tie with the Cubs. Chicago speedster Emilio Bonifacio took an aggressive lead, and Pittsburgh righ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Play Ball!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy lighting the third candle on baseball's Opening Day menorah, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Pittsburgh Pirates will be going 162-0 with 162 runs scored on 162 Neil Walker wa...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. 2014 MLB Season Predictions

    Jonah Keri

    We've witnessed baseball in Australia and baseball in San Diego. We've previewed all six divisions and counted down the days until the season's arrival. Now that Opening Day is finally here, it's time for my annual season predicti...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. 2014 NL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's MLB division preview series continues today with the NL Central, where the Cardinals aim for their third World Series berth in four years, the Reds try to get by with a thin lineup, the Pirates hope to pull off consecutive miracle se...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  6. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  7. Winter Meetings Wrap: Recapping the Final Flurry of Deals and Pre...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's winter meetings concluded with Thursday's Rule 5 draft, where the Rangers generated some of the biggest buzz of the week by selecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That tells you all you need to know. Team executives left Or...

    Blog | December 12, 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: It's Always in the Cards

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy stridently fighting off accusations of having brought the weather with you, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Adam Wainwright guided the Cardinals into the NLCS, throwing a complete game as St. Louis eliminated...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  10. We Went There: The Bucs Start Here

    Bryan Curtis

    Pirates fans remember Sid Bream's spikes-first slide into home plate as if his spikes had sliced through their collective femoral arteries. That was back in '92, in the seventh game of the NLCS. The Pirates wouldn't have a winning season for another ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  11. 19 Takeaways From an Epic MLB Playoff Quadrupleheader

    Jonah Keri

    We're only seven days into this year's MLB playoffs, and it's hard to figure out how things can get any better. Monday's events were so scintillating, so maddening, so ludicrous, that a dozen attempts at narratives have been tossed in the trash. Inst...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Dodgers Punch Their Ticket

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy representing the University of Southern California in its quest to replace Lane Kiffin, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead home run and Brian Wilson earned the win as the Los Angeles Dod...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  13. About Last Weekend: The Buccos Are Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy signing with the Vikings in order to guarantee a Super Bowl ring, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Pittsburgh Pirates are a game away from the National League Championship Series after Pedro Alvarez powere...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  14. Six Takeaways From Last Night's NLDS Doubleheader

    Michael Baumann and Shane Ryan

    The NLDS began Thursday night amid anticipation and excitement for two seemingly evenly matched series. Instead, we got two blowouts. Michael Baumann and Shane Ryan break down the Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Pirates and the Dodgers' 6-1 victory over ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Fear the Browns

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy fumbling your way to victory in Iowa, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Your newest NFL juggernaut is the Cleveland Browns, who have now won three straight after defeating the Buffalo Bills, 37-24, behind the pl...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  16. MLB Playoff Hate Primer: The Best Player to Despise on Each Team

    Shane Ryan

    The playoffs are a time for triumph and joy, and in a month our lasting image for the season will be some team celebrating a World Series win with champagne and goggles. But it would be wrong to ignore the flip side of that coin. Wayyyy more teams wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2013