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  1. Dienghis Khan! Gorgui Dieng on His Late Rookie-Season Flourish

    Steve McPherson

    Calling the Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng a dark-horse rookie of the year candidate is a disservice to dark horses the world over. The fewest minutes per game a ROY winner has ever averaged were the 29.1 averaged by Mike Miller in 20...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. B.S. Report: JackO and Jonah Keri

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons calls up his buddy JackO to talk Yankees-Red Sox, then Grantland's Jonah Keri joins the show to predict the Rookie of the Year and World Series contenders. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. MLB Awards Week Isn't Over Until We Say It's Over, So Here Are Fi...

    Michael Baumann

    Hockey gets a lot of things right, but I'm particularly fond of its awards. While the NHL has the usual offerings — MVP, rookie of the year, coach of the year — the league separates itself with some really creative honors. Plus, all the a...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Fernandez Mania in Miami

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out becoming more mosquito bite than man, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez shut down fellow NL Rookie of the Year candidate Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-2 victory...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  5. YouTube Hall of Fame: Baseball Movies

    Grantland Staff

    Baseball season has arrived, and with it comes baseball movie season - at least, it used to. This year, that by and large consists of 42, Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic, which opens this weekend. But there was a time not so long ago when Am...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  6. The Not Quite Midseason NBA Awards, Part 2

    Zach Lowe

    I handed out midseason awards for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Sixth Man of the Year on Wednesday. Now it's time to address the "other" three major awards races. Rookie of the Year 1. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers 2. Michael...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  7. Who Is the Offensive Rookie of the Year?

    Bill Barnwell

    The arrival of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III into the National Football League could not have gone much more swimmingly. In fact, while expectations were high for the top two picks in the 2012 draft, it's arguable that they've both exceeded what...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  8. In Which Fake Grantland Writes 700 Words on Rookie of the Year, A...

    Jared Bloom

    This summer, Jared Bloom started the Twitter feed @fakegrantland, filled with what purported to be rejected stories from this website. Last month, we showcased his best fake pitches. This month, though, Jared wrote more than 140 characters ... ...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  9. The Fabulous and The Flops of NFL Week 14

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's Fabulous and the Flops, we're advocating for suspensions for big hits, criticizing the performance of a likely Rookie of the Year, and talking about the most embarrassing drive of the year by any offense. Pittsburgh Steelers 14, Cl...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  10. Sebastian Pruiti breaks down John Wall's 2011 season

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Hint: It's not by doing the Dougie.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  11. The St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols, Free Agency, and Jose Rey...

    Jonah Keri

    Would losing Albert Pujols really be a terrible thing?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  12. The Inevitable Benching of Josh Freeman

    Bill Barnwell

    Well, that certainly didn't take long. The Buccaneers officially benched Josh Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon on Wednesday, ending his five-year reign as the team's starting quarterback just four weeks into the 2013 season. Of course, it's a move tha...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  13. Mike Trout's Ridiculous Encore Performance

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball (even if voters and players disagreed). His was one of the best rookie seasons of all time, ranking with Dwight Gooden's off-the-charts '85 campaign as one of the best efforts ever for a player in...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  14. Bill Barnwell breaks down the NFL's young, elite quarterbacks

    Bill Barnwell

    Which of 2012's young phenom quarterbacks will be even better this year?

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  15. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's episode, The Basketball Jones discuss surprising and disappointing NBA playoff story lines, select their All-NBA, All-Defensive, and All-Rookie Teams, wonder whether George Karl deserved Coach of the Year, and pitch Phil Jackson the idea o...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  16. The Designated Player: Catching Up With Andrew Farrell

    Graham Parker

    In January, the Designated Player told the stories of two young hopefuls at the MLS combine, Andrew Farrell and Machael David. Having promised to follow the pair through their rookie year, he catches up with Farrell, the no. 1 draft pick, after a tur...

    Blog | April 30, 2013