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  1. About Last Night: Free Bosh

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy explaining to LeBron James that losing him was the biggest mistake you've ever made, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Cleveland Cavaliers organization believes that LeBron J...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. The 30: Time Heals All Wounds

    Jonah Keri

    This week's rankings come with changes, including multiple migrations toward the bottom. If you're a fan of one of those tumbling teams, we offer small tokens of consolation. Have a dance party: Grab a ride: Enjoy the value of a good...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  3. The Lonesome, Crowded NL East

    Michael Baumann

    You could make the argument that none of Major League Baseball's six divisions is turning out the way we expected it to, and as long as it's taking the Dodgers and Cardinals to get on their horses, and as shocking as the Tigers&am...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  4. Who's That Guy? Nationals Pitcher Tanner Roark!

    Matt Borcas

    Who's That Guy is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. And hey, baseball is part of that landscape! Who Is He? Nationals righty Tanner Roark. Wher...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  5. About Last Night: San Antonio’s Beast Mode

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy buying milk and cookies to hasten the arrival of World Cup mascot Fuleco, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kawhi Leonard poured in a career-high 29 points for the San Antonio Spurs, who shot an o...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. The 30: Running for Their Lives

    Jonah Keri

    As part of my weekly effort to explain the difference between a true power rankings column and a page that simply ranks teams by record, I've noted the importance of multiple factors beyond wins and losses. One of the biggest is roster q...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. The Best, Most Devastating Pitches of the Year: A GIF Roundup

    Shane Ryan

    In terms of alcohol, pitching is the craft beer of baseball -- subtle enough to be considered artistic, but earthy and powerful enough to avoid associations with more pretentious spirits, like that one whiskey you can find only on raft distilleries o...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  8. Jonah Keri Podcast: Adnan Virk and Benjamin Hochman

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri calls ESPN's Adnan Virk to discuss Bryce Harper's thumb injury and hosting Baseball Tonight. Plus, Benjamin Hochman comes on to talk Rockies. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, and subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. Bryce Harper’s Bad Break and Avoiding the Danger of the Mis...

    Michael Baumann

    The only bad thing about Mike Trout is that his greatness prevents us from truly appreciating Bryce Harper, who's one of the most talented baseball players in the world. Rare left-handed power is Harper's party piece, but he combines it wit...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  10. Let the MLB Sack Race Commence

    Michael Baumann

    One of the few things I envy about the United Kingdom is that in any given season, sports fans there can bet on which Premier League manager will be fired. In fact, it seems people can bet on anything sports-related in the U.K., because British sport...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  11. 2014 MLB Season Predictions

    Jonah Keri

    We've witnessed baseball in Australia and baseball in San Diego. We've previewed all six divisions and counted down the days until the season's arrival. Now that Opening Day is finally here, it's time for my annual season predicti...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  12. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  13. Building a Better Bryce Harper

    Louisa Thomas

    What to make of Bryce Harper? On the one hand, he had the greatest season for a teenager, ever, in 2012: highest WAR (5.2), most extra-base hits (57), second-most home runs (22), second-most runs scored (98), fourth-highest OPS (.817). On th...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  14. Welcome to Baseball Scout School

    Ben Lindbergh

    Earlier this summer, while stuck — or, if my girlfriend asks, thrilled to be — in Syracuse for a wedding, I went to see the Toledo Mud Hens play the Syracuse Chiefs. The Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, featured...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  15. Celebrating the Davey Johnson Coaching Tree

    Jonah Keri

    Seventeen seasons, six division titles, two Manager of the Year awards, and one of the most iconic World Series runs in baseball history. He's helped many young talents develop into stars. He left highly successful teams like the '95 Reds and '97 Ori...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  16. Spoiler Alert! Eight MLB Teams With Dream-Crushing Potential

    Shane Ryan

    It must be nice to make the playoffs. As a long-suffering Yankee fan, I probably won't get to experience that joy this season, and it's been a long time — almost a full year — since we've even sniffed the postseason. With six games left o...

    Blog | September 23, 2013