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  1. Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers' AL West Cha...

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who's a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially o...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  2. Why the Prince FielderIan Kinsler Megadeal Is a Smart Trade for ...

    Jonah Keri

    In the first blockbuster trade of this offseason, the Detroit Tigers sent Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler. This deal makes a ton of sense — for both teams. Still, a one-for-one trade has rarely been so com...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Knicks Get George'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy clearing your name in the best place for levelheaded legal analysis: sports talk radio, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Knicks failed to make a late lead stand up, as Paul George and the Pacers topped New...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  4. The Importance of Being Nolan

    Bryan Curtis

    In 1990, Nolan Ryan bought a bank in Alvin, Texas. It was an era of financial chicanery, of Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky. Ryan entered the industry as a folksy CEO. "When I was growing up," he remarked, "customers knew their banker by name. That's ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Happy to Be Napoli

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy frantically shorting Arian Foster futures, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Mike Napoli hit a monster home run as the Boston Red Sox got to Anibal Sanchez and beat the Tigers, 4-3, to take a 3-2 ALCS lead back ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  6. Game 163: Five Takeaways From Rays-Rangers

    Shane Ryan

    In a reversal of past failure, the Rays finally took down the team that has absolutely dominated them in the postseason (read: beat them two years in a row in 2010 and 2011 by narrow margins) to advance to the wild-card round. They weren't fazed by t...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Saints Make a Statement

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching Senator Ted Cruz do his best Eli Manning impression, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The New Orleans Saints outclassed the previously unbeaten Miami Dolphins in a 38-17 win, sending a message to the res...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  8. The Riddle of Ron Washington

    Bryan Curtis

    On Sunday, Ron Washington walked to the mound and did one of those things that makes us Rangers fans start moaning and lighting votive candles in front of a shrine of Oddibe McDowell. The Rangers were facing the Angels, whom — I think I've got ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  9. About Last Weekend: Pats Stay Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy arguing that Lane Kiffin really hasn't gotten a fair chance to prove himself as a head coach with a particularly stubborn stop sign, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Tom Brady finally synced up with his young ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri breaks down the AL play-in game

    Jonah Keri

    The Rays and Rangers are locked in a battle to determine who gets to be the AL's other wild card.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  11. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Into the Wild-Card Wilderness

    Shane Ryan

    It's the last weekend of the regular season, which means it's also the last MLB Weekend Top 10. That would be sad, in its way, if I weren't just drowning in Coca-Cola right now. I don't have any emotions except alert, and so I can't write a proper eu...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  12. Breakdown of the Wild-Card Bubble

    Jonah Keri

    With five days to go in the regular season, three teams are vying for two playoff spots in one league, while three more jockey for position in the other. With help from our friends at ESPN Stats & Information, here's what we're watching for four of t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Inches From Immortality

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding out what really happened when your cousin broke your grandmother's collection of valuable plates, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha became the third pitcher to lose a no-hit...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Buccos Dance Once Again

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to shake off seeing the Raider Rusher, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. For the first time in 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing postseason baseball after clinching at least a wild-card be...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  15. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Loving and Hating the Wild Card

    Shane Ryan

    Only two more weekends left in the regular season, and to use one of my favorite clichés, these guys have EVERYTHING to play for! Let's get to it. 10. How the Nationals Will Destroy the NL Central (MIA-WAS) At exactly the moment in the sea...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  16. About Last Night: The O's Stay Alive

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wishing you could just be a linebacker, and not the go-to name when someone gets tricked on the Internet, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Chris Davis's 12th-inning single gave the Orioles a 5-3 win over Bosto...

    Blog | September 19, 2013