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  1. The Ravens Are Ready to Lean on Their Defense — Again

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to question Ozzie Newsome. The Hall of Fame tight end turned general manager has run the Ravens for 18 years now. It's a stretch that includes eight 10-win seasons, two Super Bowl wins, and two more trips to the AFC Cham...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Derek Jeter's Diary: The Haunches of a Champion

    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. Wednesday, July 2: vs. Tampa Bay Rays At some point yo...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. 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
  5. About Last Night: Chasing Pau Gasol

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out hoarding fireworks in an attempt to become the Grinch Who Stole July 4, only to see your shrunken heart enlarged after a long speech about the meaning of America from Tim Howard, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  6. MLB Trade Deadline Primer: 10 Story Lines to Watch This July

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to July, a.k.a. MLB trade deadline season. Throughout this month, all 30 teams will mull the pros and cons of various possible deals. Fewer will actually pull the trigger. And far fewer will roll the dice on the kind of blockbuster that makes...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  7. Derek Jeter’s Diary: 40 Is Just Another Number

    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, June 26: Off Day I turned 40 today. People will try to...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Price Is Still Right

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy building a monument to Tim Howard out of stones and beard hair, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Tampa Bay starter David Price's streak of five consecutive starts with double-digit stri...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  9. What Do You Do When Your Contender Becomes a Rebuilder?

    Michael Baumann

    On Tuesday, I looked at the good side of early-season unpredictability and the tough decisions faced by GMs who find their clubs a lot further along the rebuilding-contending spectrum than they'd have thought in March. The Blue Jays, Marine...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  10. About Last Night: Cup Chaos

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mourning the loss of the greatest pure hitter of the last 50 years, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: German forward Thomas Muller scored a hat trick and got Portuguese defender Pepe sent off as Ge...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  11. About Last Night: San Antonio’s Beast Mode

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy buying milk and cookies to hasten the arrival of World Cup mascot Fuleco, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kawhi Leonard poured in a career-high 29 points for the San Antonio Spurs, who shot an o...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  12. Ray and Rashard, Reunited

    Jonathan Abrams

    Sam Presti looked even more boyish than usual. The 30-year-old Presti had been Seattle's general manager for less than a month when the fork-in-the-road 2007 draft approached. The warm memories of the Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp SuperSonics...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: ‘Louie,’ ‘Mad Men,&rs...

    Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    Molly, Tess, and Emily talk about a controversial Louie episode, Mad Men, the upcoming Lana Del Rey album, and Channing Tatum as Gambit. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and ch...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  14. Why Do the Preseason Darling Rays Suddenly Look Like the Devil Ra...

    Jonah Keri

    The first two innings of Tampa Bay's 12-5 blowout loss Monday night in Seattle rank among the ugliest any team has turned in this season. Seattle's first four hitters all reached, battering Cesar Ramos for two doubles, two singles, and thr...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  15. The Polanco Problem, the Heyward/ Fernandez Plan, and the S...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Thanks to the unprecedented availability of minor league statistics, video, and player rankings, baseball fans are far more informed about prospects today than at any point in the past. And now that fans know what they're missing, they&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  16. The 30: Trouble’s Brewing

    Jonah Keri

    If you were hoping for increased clarity on baseball's pecking order two weeks into the season ...; keep hoping. Injuries continue to plague some of the best players on the best teams; several clubs that looked like playoff locks have stumb...

    Blog | April 14, 2014