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Meant to be? How Eric Weddle interrupted his retirement to help lead the Rams to the Super Bowl
Dan Pompei
Feb 8
74
A month ago, Weddle had been out of football for two years. Now he's preparing to start for the Rams in the Super Bowl.
Grading the Ravens’ 2021 offseason moves: The hits, misses and the mixed reviews
Jeff Zrebiec
Feb 7
33
The Ravens did well by extending Mark Andrews when they did, but not replacing production from Matthew Judon and Yannick Ngakoue hurt.
NFL free agency rankings for 2022: Davante Adams, J.C. Jackson and Orlando Brown Jr. headline our top 75 players
Sheil Kapadia
Feb 7
178
This shopping list of NFL problem solvers is well-stocked with safeties, wide receivers and offensive linemen at the top.
MLB 2022 farm system rankings: Keith Law grades all 30 teams on prospects, with the Dodgers at No. 1
Keith Law
Feb 7
355
Keith Law ranks all 30 major-league teams’ farm systems, from the juggernaut in L.A. to the worst farm system in baseball.
Pro Bowl Confidential: Players’ picks for MVP, worst city to visit, coach they’d like to play for, COVID-19 suggestions
Greg Auman
Feb 5
335
Anonymous Pro Bowlers are surveyed on the 17th game vs. Thursday night games, underrated players and more.
As Ravens president Dick Cass retires, it’s tough to imagine the organization without him
Jeff Zrebiec
Feb 5
22
Cass, 76, has played an essential role in the Ravens' organizational structure, which is widely admired throughout the league.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta’s news conference: 5 takeaways including the status of Lamar Jackson’s contract
Jeff Zrebiec
Feb 4
52
DeCosta discussed his quarterback's contract, Marquise Brown’s fifth-year option, Marcus Peters' future, the O-line and much more.
Why the players rejected MLB’s mediation request and what’s next in talks
Evan Drellich
Feb 4
596
The MLBPA rejected the league's request for mediation and it is unclear with talks will resume.
MLB’s push for federal mediation could be ‘win-win’ PR play for owners, source says
Evan Drellich
Feb 4
379
“If union says no, they win,” one agent said. “If union says yes, they go through this process and burn a couple of weeks, and win.”
MLB Mega-Mock Draft: We built a league from scratch and might have broken baseball
The Athletic MLB Staff
Feb 3
242
Bill Belichick as GM? Wrigley Field in the Bronx? Why not? It's our baseball draft and we can do what we want.
‘It’s a dream come true’: Mike Macdonald’s rapid coaching ascent brings him back to what he calls home
Jeff Zrebiec
Feb 2
13
Macdonald called returning to the Baltimore Ravens as "one of the easiest decisions that we've ever made."
Connolly: Takeaways from the 5 Orioles prospects Keith Law placed in his top 100
Dan Connolly
Feb 2
56
The five Orioles prospects included this year — one more than in 2021 — are the core of this organization's rebuild.
From MLB prospect to All-Star: The longest organizational droughts at every position
Grant Brisbee
Feb 2
204
Prospects are important. They represent the future of all 30 franchises. And some of these droughts say a lot about an organization.
The Athletic’s 2022 Orioles fan survey results: Many still behind Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde and the rebuild
Dan Connolly
Feb 1
93
After a 110-loss season and proclamations that the farm system is tops in baseball, the optimism levels stayed steady or bumped up in 2021.
Just-missed list: The baseball prospects right behind Keith Law’s 2022 top 100
Keith Law
Feb 1
132
The just-missed list includes players from the Astros, Dodgers, Red Sox, Rockies, Orioles and more.
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