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  1. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Does Sitting a Rookie Quarterback Actually Help Long-Term?

    Robert Mays

    A few days before the conversation about Johnny Manziel turned to his vacation habits, Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters that he expected a real competition for Cleveland's starting quarterback spot. Declarations like this a...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  3. PitchCraft: Masahiro Tanaka, Yankee Split King

    Shane Ryan

    With the sad news that Jose Fernandez is out for the year, Yankee rookie Masahiro Tanaka is now the MLB leader in strikeout-to-walk percentage, which is as good a way as any to sum up his dominance in a single stat. In his first year in America, Tana...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. Rookie Symposium: NFL Fans, Meet Your New Fascinations

    Holly Anderson

    As college football players coast to coast graduate or see their eligibility otherwise expire, we on the NCAA beat must say good-bye and give them over to our NFL brethren. And in this time of transition, as writers and as fans, we feel it'...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  5. Class Is Still in Session

    Jonathan Abrams

    Somewhere amid the ankle-breaking crossovers, the crashing dunks, and Jason Williams's elbow passes at the 2000 NBA Rookie Challenge in Oakland, Andre Miller was doing what Andre Miller always does. The 23-year-old Cleveland Cavali...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. Rangers-Flyers Heads to Game 7, Because of Course It Does

    Katie Baker

    Following Game 1 of the Rangers-Flyers first-round playoff series, Philadelphia forward Wayne Simmonds had some words of support for rookie teammate Jason Akeson. The young player had taken a costly third-period penalty in a tied game that led to two...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  7. The Rookie

    Charles P. Pierce

    Some seasons ended last week. Some seasons ended badly. Some seasons ended badly, but in such a way that people actually rejoiced in how badly they ended. This is great fodder for barroom debate and talk-radio rhetoric. This was extraordinarily weird...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A Word About NBA 2K14, and Why Larry Drew Needs to Get Out of My ...

    Netw3rk

    Pacers 68, Bucks 65. Fourth quarter of an early-season Central Division clash, the under-strength Bucks hanging tough with the class of the East. My 6-foot-3 MyPlayer — the Bucks' rookie point guard — is having a nice game: nine points, 6...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  11. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  12. Masters of Sex: The 'Phallic Victories' of One of the Best Shows ...

    Andy Greenwald

    Would it be too on the nose (or on something else) to say that Showtime's Masters of Sex has reached the plateau stage? Most rookie series tend to fumble with quality like an adolescent with a bra strap. But the beguiling Masters has been both thrill...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  13. How's Victor Oladipo Doing So Far?

    Sean Fennessey

    This is how he's doing. Victor Oladipo is not the most efficient rookie in his class. He is not the most efficient 2-guard in the NBA. He is not even the most efficient 2-guard on his own team. But that isn't the point. The Orlando Magic have ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  14. Tyrann Mathieu and the Arizona Cardinals

    Charles P. Pierce

    Tyrann Mathieu is now neither a legend nor a cautionary tale. He's simply a fantastically talented rookie whose rise with Arizona is worth watching.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Catching Up With Derrick Favors

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a whirlwind first few years in the NBA for Derrick Favors, who was barely 19 years old when he made his on-court debut. His short career has included being drafted no. 3 overall by the New Joisey Nets; spending his entire rookie year as a...

    Blog | November 06, 2013