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  1. Sharknado, Too! How the Samardzija Trade Positions the A’s ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics pulled off a blockbuster trade over the holiday weekend, signaling the small-revenue Athletics' commitment to winning now and the mega-market Cubs' desire to keep costs down until they're fieldin...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. College Baseball World Series Preview

    Michael Baumann

    It's that time of year again, when for 10 days something interesting happens in Nebraska: the College World Series. Two groups of four teams play a double-elimination round to set up a best-of-three championship series. Some of the players...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Stand up and Cheer for Hoosier: Kyle Schwarber Is About to Be on ...

    Michael Baumann

    Have you ever asked a question and, a fraction of a second into hearing the answer, felt like an idiot for failing to figure it out on your own? If you ask Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber which major league hitters he admires, that's how his...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  4. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman With Colson Whitehead

    Brian Koppelman

    MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and award-winning author Colson Whitehead tells Brian why he put it all on the line in Las Vegas at the 2011 World Series of Poker. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to&n...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  5. B.S. Report: JackO and Jonah Keri

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons calls up his buddy JackO to talk Yankees-Red Sox, then Grantland's Jonah Keri joins the show to predict the Rookie of the Year and World Series contenders. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  6. 2014 NL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's MLB division preview series continues today with the NL Central, where the Cardinals aim for their third World Series berth in four years, the Reds try to get by with a thin lineup, the Pirates hope to pull off consecutive miracle se...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  7. No Nonsense

    Charles P. Pierce

    So, on Sunday, the Red Sox announced that Jake Peavy would miss a couple of starts because he cut himself with a fishing knife. (Outside of being bitten by an alligator, or being chased by cops while wearing only your underwear, it's hard t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  8. MLB's five positive regression candidates for 2014

    Jonah Keri

    Five teams poised to bounce back after disappointing 2013 campaigns.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  9. Bargain Hunting: Baseball's Five Best Free-Agent Values This Offs...

    Jonah Keri

    Shortly after the Red Sox won the World Series, I looked back at the main takeaways from the 2013 season. Among the key lessons: Quite often, bargain-hunting can and does pay off. In 2013, Francisco Liriano, Koji Uehara, Russell Martin, Bartolo C...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Oh, New York, Oh, New York, No

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding the perfect throwback NFL tie for your big media appearance, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Knicks continued their early-season troubles, as they fell 102-97 to the Charlotte Bobcats while losing d...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. Headlines From the Future: Anticipating the Probably Inevitable R...

    Michael Baumann

    One of the constants in baseball in the 2000s has been the Cardinals' and Red Sox's status as contenders. Not every year, sure, but most years. So while only a fool would attempt to predict the 2016 World Series matchup with certainty on October 1 of...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  12. Q&A: Sleepy Hollow Creator Phillip Iscove on Fox's Unexpected Hit...

    Zach Dionne

    It's hard to watch Fox's Sleepy Hollow (which returns tonight on Fox after a brief World Series break) without wondering how it wound up being this solid. An eerie, mystery-laden network drama so soon after CBS burned us with Under the Dome, which ha...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  13. Jonah Keri on the 2013 MLB season

    Jonah Keri

    With the World Series trophy handed out, we can look back at what baseball taught us in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  15. Jonah Keri on the Red Sox and the World Series

    Jonah Keri

    Game 6 of the World Series capped a lightning-fast turnaround for the worst-to-first Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  16. World Series: The Six Keys for Game 6

    Jonah Keri

    If you're ranking the wildest Game 6s in baseball history, you could argue that the Cardinals and Red Sox should claim three of the top spots. St. Louis will be playing in its first World Series Game 6 since the David Freese miracle of 2011, the ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013