Jared Diamond, Wall Street Journal

Jared Diamond

Wall Street Journal

Iowa City, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Jared:

Baseball Braces for Lockout After Owners, MLB Players’ Union End Contract Talks

Discussions failed to yield a new collective bargaining agreement, setting the stage for the sport’s first work stoppage since the 1994 season. → Read More

Baseball Is Heading Toward a Lockout. The Starting Pitcher Market Is Red Hot.

Even with the threat of a lockout looming, the market for starting pitchers is on fire. → Read More

The Superstar Agent Who Complicates Baseball’s Labor Talks

The MLB labor dispute is ostensibly a feud between the 30 team owners and the 450 players. But there is a third party who may or may not be playing an outsized role: Scott Boras. → Read More

Nobody Wants the Mets’ GM Job. Now an M&A Lawyer in Pittsburgh Is on the List

For the second consecutive offseason, the Mets have struggled to find a top executive to lead their front office. → Read More

The Atlanta Braves Were Under .500 in August. Now They’re World Series Champions.

The Atlanta Braves won the World Series, beating the Houston Astros, 7-0, in Game 6 to secure the franchise’s first title since 1995. → Read More

The Astros’ Infield, One of Baseball’s Longest-Running Shows, May Be Approaching Its Final Bow

Yuli Gurriel, José Altuve, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa have been a fixture since 2016. Correa’s free agency may finally break them up. → Read More

The Braves ‘Bullpen’ Their Way to the Brink of a Championship

Atlanta’s relief crew is carrying a heavy load on a team that barely has any starting pitching. “The Night Shift” is shutting down Houston’s powerful bats. → Read More

Atlanta Chose Data Over a World Series No-Hitter. That’s Baseball’s Big Dilemma

Atlanta listened to the numbers by removing Ian Anderson with a no-hitter in progress. The triumph of analytics over entertainment is a problem for the game. → Read More

The Old Men and the Series: This Fall Classic Features the Oldest Managerial Matchup Ever

Unusual circumstances have placed Dusty Baker, 72, and Brian Snitker, 66, at the helm of the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves as they compete for a championship. → Read More

How the Atlanta Braves Overcame the Loss of Their MVP and Made the World Series

The Braves beat the Dodgers in the NLCS to advance to the World Series, capping a remarkable recovery from the loss of superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. in July. → Read More

The Houston Astros Are Back in the World Series, Unfazed by Their Detractors

The Astros beat Boston to advance to their third Series in five years—this time after a season of relentless jeers over their infamous 2017 cheating scheme. → Read More

A Hundred Years of Listening to Baseball

Technology has changed since the World Series was first broadcast in 1921, but the game and radio remain a perfect match. → Read More

The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger Has Found His Swing in the Playoffs

After one of the worst hitting seasons in the sport, the Dodgers star is delivering big hits in the playoffs. → Read More

The Best Teams in Baseball Are Keeping the Ball Off the Ground

The Dodgers, Braves, Red Sox and Astros have at least one thing in common: They hit the ball in the air. → Read More

The Astros Want to Move Past Their Cheating. Then Alex Cora Came Back to Town.

The Red Sox manager was suspended for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Now he’s back and taking on Houston with a World Series berth at stake. → Read More

Mookie Betts Is a Superstar Rarity in the MLB Playoffs

While most of the sport’s biggest names missed the postseason, the Dodgers outfielder helped power the Dodgers to the NLCS. → Read More

‘Moneyball’ Thinking Killed the Stolen Base—but It’s Making a Comeback

Prospective thieves were safe on 75.7% of their attempts in 2021. They’ve been even more successful during the early part of these playoffs. → Read More

Enrique Hernández Was a Supporting Actor In L.A. He’s a Leading Man for the Surging Red Sox

Once the Dodgers’ “utility man,” he had an epic series against Tampa Bay and drove in the winning run to send Boston to the ALCS. → Read More

A Red Sox Outfielder Accidentally Knocked a Ball Over the Fence—And Saved Boston’s Season

A bizarre miscue by Hunter Renfroe stopped Tampa Bay from taking a 13th inning lead. The Red Sox then won the pivotal playoff game with a walk-off homer. → Read More

The Tampa Bay Rays Still Want to Play Half Their Home Games in Montreal

As the reigning AL champions begin another playoff run, Rays officials think the best chance of keeping baseball in the Tampa area is to spend most of the summer in Canada. → Read More