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  1. The Men Who Protect the Man

    Robert Mays

    Corey Linsley has a theory about offensive lines. He stumbled onto it this fall, in his first few weeks as the Packers' starting center. The rookie from Ohio State took over in late August, when likely starter JC Tretter went down with a bu...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. The Marlins Maneuver, the Tigers Retool, the Phillies Accept Fate...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings came to a close Thursday, but not without another torrent of transactions. We've analyzed the Dodgers' day of trade/signing insanity and the Red Sox's new, unsexy starter...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  3. The Quarterback Contract Question

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does your team quarterback's come from? Most likely, he comes from your team's selection during the NFL draft. Of the league's 32 starters, three were acquired by trade (Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler), six were v...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. Introducing the Triangle All-Stars: Meet the Starters

    Chris Ryan, Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    The Triangle All-Star Team is a way for the Triangle blog to celebrate our favorite players. This week we will introduce you to the people's Dream Team - the crazy characters, untapped talents, and head cases who&...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. The Relief Ace: Where Dellin Betances’s Season Ranks Histor...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Yankees reliever Dellin Betances should be one of the least likely players to get out of his chair when a reporter requests a one-on-one conversation in the clubhouse. For starters, the energy Betances must burn to hoist his huge frame from a sitting...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  6. Meet Chris Carter 2.0

    Jonah Keri

    On September 5, Houston designated hitter Chris Carter came to the plate against Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija in the top of the sixth inning. The A's led 3-2, and, with two outs already recorded, speedy Astros second baseman Jose Altuve dance...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  7. No Steals for You: How Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura Became...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "I consider it a fifth pitch," Kansas City Royals starter James Shields says of controlling the running game. His old team, the Tampa Bay Rays, considered it "one of the biggest things we did all season long."...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  8. The Weakest Link: A Look at the Worst Position Groups in the NFL

    Robert Mays

    Plenty of veteran players would rather not show up for preseason games, but last week, Dimitri Patterson took it one step further. He just didn't. Patterson, a starter, never arrived for the Jets' game, part of a 48-hour stretch w...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. The Day the Rams' Season Imploded

    Bill Barnwell

    The Rams did this to themselves. When they decided to tread water this offseason and stick with Sam Bradford and his $17.6 million cap hit as their starter for the 2014 campaign, they left themselves with a low-upside, high-downside option a...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  10. The Browns Are Playing This Perfectly

    Andrew Sharp

    On Tuesday, Mike Pettine and the Browns announced it was too early to make an announcement about their starting quarterback. Then on Wednesday, apparently an extra 24 hours was enough to clarify things. Brian Hoyer is the starter. "He was the c...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  11. The 30: The Sudden Cys

    Jonah Keri

    This week is all about surprises. A back-of-the-rotation Brewers starter is unexpectedly tied atop the wins leaderboard; a Braves team seemingly destined for a third consecutive run to the playoffs has hit a huge roadblock; an Indians pit...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  12. About Last Night: Dodging the Angels

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy asking LeBron James for the one secret he used to lose that stubborn belly fat, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw was uncharacteristically shaky, but the Dod...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  13. The Question of Ryan Tannehill

    Bill Barnwell

    By the end of a quarterback's second season as his team's starter, his broader future has usually become pretty clear. We can't predict every little odd bounce he'll take along the way, of course, but after two full seasons (or so...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  14. About Last Night: Battle for SoCal

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out spending time in Billy Beane's opossum kingdom, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: A four-run first inning was plenty for Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, as the Angels opened up the Freewa...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  15. Dirk Nowitzki Playing Baseball Looks As Awesome As It Sounds

    Jason Gallagher

    It's been quite the summer for Dirk Nowitzki. For starters, he took one hell of a pay cut, giving the Mavs the necessary cap space to make some aggressive roster moves. Dallas added Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, Jameer Nelson, Richard J...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  16. About Last Weekend: The Unwritten Rules

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy betting big on your son's future sporting accomplishments, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus angered Texas starter Colby Lewis by bunting for a single in...

    Blog | July 21, 2014