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  1. Jonah Keri Podcast: Britt Ghiroli and Sam Mellinger

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to MLB.com writer Britt Ghiroli about Buck Showalter and the streaking Orioles, and to Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger about the red-hot Royals and the city's love affair with the team. Listen to the podcast here....

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  2. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  3. How We’d Fix It: MLB All-Star Week

    Grantland Staff

    The MLB All-Star Game isn't perfect. Neither are the adjacent events and activities. At Grantland, we've made something of a habit of acknowledging this truth, then offering suggestions for how we'd fix it. Some of our proposals have b...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. The Breakout Brigade

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 edition of Grantland's annual MLB Breakouts column. Last year, I spotlighted up-and-coming stars like Freddie Freeman (yeah!), Matt Harvey (woo!), Domonic Brown (I'm the best at this!), and, um ...; Je...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  5. Deconstructing Stanford Running Back Tyler Gaffney

    Lindsay Schnell

    The making, and remaking, of a Stanford star.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  6. The Often-Underappreciated Adrian Beltre

    Jonah Keri

    He's never won an MVP. He made the All-Star team exactly zero times in his first 12 seasons. He's played on just three playoff teams, bowing out in the first round two of those three times. He's never been the best player in the league. Yet here w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Japan's Next Big Thing

    Jonah Keri

    As major league teams rush to re-sign star players before they can hit the open market, the supply of quality free agents continues to dwindle. The biggest pitching names that immediately come to mind in the coming free-agent crop are Matt Garza, Erv...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  8. How We'd Fix It: The NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Grantland has proposed fixes for topics as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby and Jersey Shore. This summer, the editors asked me to fix the entire NHL. I'm assuming this is because they felt topics like "the economy&q...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  9. How we'd fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Sorry we're not sorry, Gary.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  10. Pitchers' Duel Diary: The All-Star Game

    Shane Ryan

    Welcome to the new series for pitching junkies, in which we anticipate one excellent matchup per week and diarize it to learn something about the practitioners of the Mound Arts. In the process, we also discover meaningful things about ourselves and ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  11. Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez on his journey from Cuban d...

    Jordan Conn

    Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez on his journey from Cuban defector to MLB All-Star.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  12. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  13. How Will Possible PED Suspensions Affect MLB Teams?

    Jonah Keri

    Sometime after the All-Star break, Major League Baseball plans to suspend Ryan Braun along with as many as 20 other players accused of performance-enhancing drug use, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Tuesday. The report highlights the latest chap...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. The Other MLB All-Star Game Final Vote Controversy

    Michael Baumann

    In recent years, Major League Baseball has added another wrinkle to an increasingly convoluted All-Star Game selection process: the Final Vote. After the fan-determined starters and player-and-manager-determined reserves are set, the fans are given a...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  15. Miami's Steroids Case Just Keeps Growing

    Jonah Keri

    Ryan Braun's name appeared in records kept by Biogenesis, a report by Yahoo's Tim Brown and Jeff Passan revealed, marking the latest star player to be connected to the controversial Miami anti-aging clinic. Braun, along with Yankees catcher Franci...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  16. Why big stars and big bats will lead the Tigers and Yankees to th...

    Rany Jazayerli

    Why big stars and big bats will lead the Tigers and Yankees to the American League Championship Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012