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  1. AL Spring Training Primer: The Key Question Facing Each Team in C...

    Michael Baumann

    I'll be honest: I'm generally not a big fan of spring training. Seeing baseball players perform baseball-like activities serves as a harbinger of things to come, which is nice, but when the game results don't matter and the roster...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  2. Why Oakland’s Seemingly Insane Josh Donaldson Trade Is Defe...

    Ben Lindbergh

    A's fans have a lot of opportunities to learn about loss. Not just the kind that inevitably greets their team in playoff elimination games, but the kind that often comes when one of their productive players nears 30 or approaches free agenc...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  3. MLB Transaction Trees

    Ben Lindbergh

    Shortly after Indians pitcher Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award last week, New York Times writer Tyler Kepner made Twitter do a double take by pointing out that the seeds of Kluber's Cleveland victory were sown when the 28-year-old sta...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. Jason Heyward’s a Cardinal? Russell Martin’s a Jay? G...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove caught fire on Monday, with two blockbuster signings and one shocking trade kick-starting baseball's offseason. Ben Lindbergh already took an in-depth look at Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth 13-year, $325 million deal, so let&#039...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  5. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Derek Jeter’s Diary: The Road to Elimination

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Thursday, September 18: vs. Toronto Blue Jays This is...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  7. Who Are Those Guys? Five September Call-Ups MLB Fans Need to Know...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Who's That Guy" is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. This week, that landscape expanded along with MLB's active rosters to include several high-profile prospects who are ma...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Angels Win/Lose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy deciding that if granted the powers of a time lord, you would go back and make Derrick Rose sit out the game where he first injured his knee, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Los Angeles Ang...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. About Last Night? The O’s? The O’s!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were picking an important night to pay attention to news outside of sports, here are the top five stories you missed on Wednesday: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones's late home run gave Baltimore a 5-3 win over the New York Y...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  10. About Last Night: Uh-Oh, Tigers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy run-by-fruiting Pierce Brosnan one last time, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Things have gotten weird in the AL Central, where the suddenly injury-ravaged Detroit Tigers have fallen out of fi...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  11. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  12. Derek Jeter’s Diary: A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to 2

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Friday, July 25: vs. Toronto Blue Jays You have to be confident...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  13. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  14. About Last Night: From Champs to Chumps

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy distracting your new NFL team in training camp by letting your brother get engaged on national television, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Boston Red Sox were thrashed by the Toronto Blue...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  15. The Beginning and the End of History

    Charles P. Pierce

    On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays won a game in Yankee Stadium for the first time in their last 18 tries. His team having lost there again Friday night, Toronto manager John Gibbons decided on Saturday that he wasn't going to risk...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  16. About Last Night: Cheery O's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones smashed two home runs as Baltimore opened up a four-game advantage in the AL East...

    Blog | July 22, 2014