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  1. Jonah Keri Podcast: Rob Neyer, Tommy Rancel, and Scott Lucas

    Grantland Network

    It's October! Time for a fresh batch of MLB playoff-themed podcasts. First, SB Nation's Rob Neyer joins Jonah Keri to discuss the Rangers' decision to activate Nelson Cruz, and the pluses and minuses of Texas manager Ron Washington. We then cover ...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Career Arc: Alex Rodriguez

    Shane Ryan

    December 2007: "For the record, have you ever used steroids, human growth hormone, or any other performance-enhancing substance?" —Katie Couric, CBS "No ... I've never felt overmatched on the baseball field. I've always been in a very str...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. Adam Rosales Volleyball and the Battle for the American League We...

    Michael Baumann

    Going into any season, fans hope for two things: (1) that their chosen team wins a lot, and (2) failing that, as many close pennant races as possible. (Thanks a lot, Atlanta Braves.) It's still way too far out to say for sure that the American League...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  5. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Nolan and Billy, to the Death

    Shane Ryan

    It's August, the worst month of the year! Time to shut your blinds, turn the air conditioner down to 56, and hibernate for 30 days with only baseball and unsweetened ice tea for companions. Here are the best ways to make it through the first weekend ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  6. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Lee-Harvey, But No Oswald

    Shane Ryan

    10. The 2013 "Oh Wait, They're Good?" Team (ARI-SFG) Every year, it feels like there's one division-leading team that slips under the radar. This is often because the division itself is terrible, the team hasn't had much playoff success in the pas...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. 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
  8. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Beautiful, Soaring Cardinals

    Shane Ryan

    We suffered through a bit of a downer last weekend, but the rebound is looking great. I forcefully recommend watching every minute of each game listed below, with one notable exception: 10. Oh God, the Astros and Cubs Are Playing (HOU-CHC) You ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. MLB Weekend Top 10: Texas Exceptionalism Forever

    Shane Ryan

    And we are BACK, with your all-purpose* guide to the weekend in MLB action. *Single-purpose, really. It's super limited in function. You can only read it. 10. no. 2 UNC vs. no. 3 Virginia (Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m., ESPN3) Whoa! Supe...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri on the AL West

    Jonah Keri

    Our road to Opening Day takes us to Texas, Washington, and Mike Trout's second act.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  11. Who Will Make a Splash at the MLB Winter Meetings?

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the second-annual edition of Grantland's MLB Winter Meetings coverage. We'll be filing frequent updates throughout each day of the meetings, weighing in on signings, trades, and rumors, while also providing as much color as possible from N...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  12. About Last Night: All Hail King Miggy!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. With 44 home runs, 139 RBI, and a .330 batting average, Miguel Cabrera became the first MLB player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Cro...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  13. AL Wild-Card Preview: the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers

    Rany Jazayerli

    After a season that made very little sense, we predict the Baltimore Orioles will continue to defy reason and beat the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  14. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: West Coast Bias

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Reality Cometh for One (BAL-CLE) Now for this weekend's metaphorical boxing match between two of the luckiest teams in baseball. ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. The Weekend Baseball Top 10

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. The extended All-Star break is officially the worst development in American sports. What am I supposed to do with my life? Actually ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  16. Middle Relief: What to Do With the Twins?

    Jonah Keri

    You're the worst team in the American League. You've gone from six division titles in nine years to a possible second straight season in the cellar. Your pitching and defense is so bad, you need a telescope to spot the next-worst run prevention team ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012