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  1. The 30: Amid Another Collapse, No Hard Knocks for Anemic Atlanta

    Jonah Keri

    The Twins are closing out the season behind one of the most enigmatic pitching staffs of all time, the Braves are pondering one of their worst offensive showings in recent franchise history, the Pirates are riding the coattails of an overachiever, an...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. Iron Men: Quantifying the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Remarkable In...

    Ben Lindbergh

    At the age when most players, and particularly most catchers, have begun to decline, 31-year-old Pirates backstop Russell Martin is peaking. As usual, Martin has excelled on defense this season, posting strong pitch-framing stats, a stellar pop time,...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Bargain Hunting: Baseball's Five Best Free-Agent Values This Offs...

    Jonah Keri

    Shortly after the Red Sox won the World Series, I looked back at the main takeaways from the 2013 season. Among the key lessons: Quite often, bargain-hunting can and does pay off. In 2013, Francisco Liriano, Koji Uehara, Russell Martin, Bartolo C...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Welcome Back, Hockey

    Spike Friedman

    In case yinz were busy getting to Pittsburgh to ... wait, yinz? Who the hell are yinz? Anyway, here's what you may have missed in sports on Tuesday: Oh my goodness, hockey's back? Hockey's back! And with it came a barrage of goals from defend...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  5. MLB Starting Lineup: The Nine Players You Need to Watch This Post...

    Michael Baumann

    The first week of the MLB playoffs is upon us, and for the baseball fans who mostly just watch their favorite team, this means a torrent of new and exciting players to watch. If you've been following the Braves all season, for instance, you'll recogn...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  6. Is This the Year the Pirates Avoid the Second-Half Collapse?

    Michael Baumann

    It's become something of an annual tradition — the Pittsburgh Pirates enter July in or near first place, buoyed by the inspiring play of Andrew McCutchen, some surprising pitching performances, and the likes of Pedro Alvarez not being quite as ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  7. About Last Night: High Five to LeBron, Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local theater's lack of midnight showings of After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Miami Heat, buoyed by another vintage LeBron James performance, won a crucial Game 5, 90-79, to take...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  8. Q&A: Russell Martin on the Art of Pitch Framing

    Ben Lindbergh

    After years of seeing poor receivers like Ryan Doumit cost them strikes, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Russell Martin to the biggest free-agent contract in franchise history over the winter. According to Baseball Prospectus analyst Max Marchi's pitch...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. Breaking down the MLB playoffs opening weekend

    Jonah Keri

    With eight games in three days, October baseball is in full swing.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  10. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Sarah Larimer

    1. Mario Balotelli: Role Model Rankonia Founding Father Chris Ryan is with you, Mario Balotelli, which means you get this week's top spot. "This week, Manchester City and Italian striker Mario Balotelli made headlines by declaring, 'I will not ac...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  11. Checking In On The MLB Playoffs, Part II

    Jonah Keri

    Continuing our quadruple-header recap, here's what transpired in Tuesday night's late games, with a look ahead. YANKEES 10 TIGERS 1 (Series tied 2-2) When A.J. Burnett stared at Russell Martin's sign with the bases loaded, two outs and Don Kell...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  12. About Last Night: Yankees In Name Only

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday Matt Moore earned an important win in his first major league start as the Rays beat the Yankees 15-8 and pulled within two games of the wild card and the ...

    Blog | September 23, 2011