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  1. What the Three-Team, 11-Player Wil Myers Trade Bonanza Means for ...

    Jonah Keri

    San Diego, Tampa Bay, and Washington staged a battle royale on Wednesday, engaging in a three-team trade involving a whopping 11 players. Though the Padres' acquisition of 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Rays is the centerpiece of ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Do It Again Next Year? How the 10 MLB Playoff Teams Will Fare in ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In sports, most mourning periods don't last long. No matter how much we want to mope after a six-plus-month season ends on a one-hit, two-run rally, the frustration subsides and we return to scouring rumors, our eyes on a distant prize. The...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. MLB Overnight, NLDS: The Giants Throw the Game Away, While the Ca...

    Michael Baumann

    Playoff baseball has a delicate balance, particularly the kind of playoff baseball we've seen this year. Even a series that ends up 3-0 or 3-1 can be thrown entirely out of whack in an instant. A pitching change and a sudden cloudburst can ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  5. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  6. NLDS Preview: Breaking Down Giants vs. Nationals and Cardinals vs...

    Jonah Keri

    The Dodgers are hoping to avenge last year's NLCS loss to St. Louis, while the Cardinals are aiming to make another World Series run. The Giants, fresh off a decisive wild-card win, are trying to extend their even-year title streak to three...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Johnny-Come-Lately’s Guide to the MLB Stretch Run

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball isn't like the NBA, where you don't really need to pay attention until the second round of the playoffs. So if you've been on a spiritual quest to Cambodia or playing ninepins with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men in up...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  9. National Pastime: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals became the first team to clinch their division this season, doing so mere minutes before the neighboring Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Throughout the 2014 campaign, the Nats have conjured late-inning heroics and convinc...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  10. About Last Night: You've Been Kershaw'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy digging out your old copy of "Twas the Night Before Football," here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw's gem pushed the Dodgers past the Nationals, 4-1,&...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  11. Jonah Keri Podcast: James Wagner and Michael Baumann

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Washington Post writer James Wagner about the red-hot Nationals, and to Grantland writer Michael Baumann about Mo'ne Davis fever, college baseball, the AL West, and hexes. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  12. About Last Night: Tigers Keep Pace

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were deciding that asking Coldplay for money was just too greedy, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Max Scherzer was roughed up early, but the Detroit Tigers rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 i...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  13. Diagnosing Bryce Harper’s Decline

    Jonah Keri

    Bryce Harper has a knack for making headlines. Upon returning from the disabled list in late June, the Nationals outfielder questioned manager Matt Williams's decision to bat him sixth in the lineup. This past weekend, Harper pissed off...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  14. The 30: deGreat Debate

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the winners and losers have been toasted and chided. Much to the Phillies' chagrin, however, not every team that stood pat joined Ruben Amaro's squad in earning the "loser&quot...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  15. Hot Head? Mild Salsa! Exploring Manny Machado's Meh Foray In...

    Danny Chau

    Manny Machado celebrated his 22nd birthday the day after a situational television comedy called Seinfeld turned 25. Then, the day after that, Machado collected five hits against the Washington Nationals, a career high. These two sentences ar...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  16. MLB Shootaround (the Horn): The Most Intriguing Second-Half Story...

    Grantland Staff

    After a painfully long All-Star break, baseball is set to resume on this joyous Friday. And even though we're more than halfway through the 2014 season, mathematically speaking, we've unofficially and collectively agreed to refer to this ne...

    Blog | July 18, 2014