Neil Paine

Stathead, sportswriter, editor. I work for @FiveThirtyEight (before that: @sports_ref, the @ATLHawks & @GeorgiaTech). Host of The Lab and @PanicCityPod.

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Jacob DeGrom Is Breaking The Cy Young Formula
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Jacob DeGrom Is Breaking The Cy Young Formula
August, 17 2018
What Our Early NBA Projections Can Tell Us About Next Season
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What Our Early NBA Projections Can Tell Us About Next Season
August, 14 2018
All Brooks Koepka Does Is Win Majors
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All Brooks Koepka Does Is Win Majors
August, 13 2018
Do Retread Coaches Like Jon Gruden Ever Work Out?
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Do Retread Coaches Like Jon Gruden Ever Work Out?
August, 9 2018
Dave Dombrowski Fixed The Red Sox — But He Didn’t Do It Alone
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Dave Dombrowski Fixed The Red Sox — But He Didn’t Do It Alone
August, 7 2018
Alex Bregman Is The Star The Astros Didn’t Know They’d Need
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Alex Bregman Is The Star The Astros Didn’t Know They’d Need
August, 3 2018
How MLB’s Tankathon Is Skewing The Trade Market
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How MLB’s Tankathon Is Skewing The Trade Market
July, 31 2018
The Best Formula One Driver Might Be A Guy Who Hasn’t Won Since 2013
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The Best Formula One Driver Might Be A Guy Who Hasn’t Won Since 2013
July, 27 2018
Are The NBA’s Ring-Chasers Devaluing The Ring?
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Are The NBA’s Ring-Chasers Devaluing The Ring?
July, 25 2018
The Cubs Aren’t Just The Bryant-Rizzo Show Anymore
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The Cubs Aren’t Just The Bryant-Rizzo Show Anymore
July, 23 2018
Can The Mariners Finally End Their Playoff Drought?
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Can The Mariners Finally End Their Playoff Drought?
July, 20 2018
Is Manny Machado Enough To Bring A Title To L.A.?
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Is Manny Machado Enough To Bring A Title To L.A.?
July, 18 2018
Who Needs A World Series? The Indians Are Dominating The All-Star Game
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Who Needs A World Series? The Indians Are Dominating The All-Star Game
July, 17 2018
This Might Be Serena Williams’s Easiest Grand Slam Path Ever (Not That She Needed The Help)
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This Might Be Serena Williams’s Easiest Grand Slam Path Ever (Not That She Needed The Help)
July, 13 2018
Manny Machado Picked A Great Time To Have His Best Season
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Manny Machado Picked A Great Time To Have His Best Season
July, 12 2018
The Angels Want Ohtani On The Field This Year. Will That Cost Them Later?
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The Angels Want Ohtani On The Field This Year. Will That Cost Them Later?
July, 12 2018
The Warriors Are Making A Mockery Of The NBA Salary Cap
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The Warriors Are Making A Mockery Of The NBA Salary Cap
July, 3 2018
LeBron May Already Be The Greatest Laker Of All-Time
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LeBron May Already Be The Greatest Laker Of All-Time
July, 2 2018
The LeBron James Decision-Making Machine
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The LeBron James Decision-Making Machine
June, 28 2018
Germany Flamed Out In Spectacular, Historic Fashion
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Germany Flamed Out In Spectacular, Historic Fashion
June, 27 2018
Which Teams Made The Biggest Gambles On NBA Draft Night?
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Which Teams Made The Biggest Gambles On NBA Draft Night?
June, 22 2018
If The NBA Is Going Small, Why Are This Year’s Prospects Tall?
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If The NBA Is Going Small, Why Are This Year’s Prospects Tall?
June, 21 2018
The Next Phase Of NBA Superteam Technology: Creating One From Scratch
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The Next Phase Of NBA Superteam Technology: Creating One From Scratch
June, 18 2018
The 2018 World Cup: Favorites, Sleepers And Most Pivotal Games
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The 2018 World Cup: Favorites, Sleepers And Most Pivotal Games
June, 14 2018
How The NBA Finals Solidified The Warriors’ Legacy — And LeBron’s
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How The NBA Finals Solidified The Warriors’ Legacy — And LeBron’s
June, 11 2018
Are The Warriors Now The NBA’s Greatest Dynasty?
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Are The Warriors Now The NBA’s Greatest Dynasty?
June, 11 2018
How Much Should LeBron’s Finals Record Hurt His Legacy?
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How Much Should LeBron’s Finals Record Hurt His Legacy?
June, 9 2018
Is Kevin Durant The Finals MVP?
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Is Kevin Durant The Finals MVP?
June, 7 2018
Would You Rather Be An Outfielder For The A’s Or A Quarterback For The Sooners?
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Would You Rather Be An Outfielder For The A’s Or A Quarterback For The Sooners?
June, 6 2018
The 2018 Brewers Sure Look A Lot Like The 2015 Royals
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The 2018 Brewers Sure Look A Lot Like The 2015 Royals
June, 5 2018
The Cavs Aren’t Even Playing That Badly
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The Cavs Aren’t Even Playing That Badly
June, 4 2018
Albert Pujols Mashed His Way To 3,000 Hits
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Albert Pujols Mashed His Way To 3,000 Hits
May, 5 2018
The Braves Got Hot Fast, And They Might Stay That Way
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The Braves Got Hot Fast, And They Might Stay That Way
May, 3 2018
Can Donovan Mitchell Lead The Jazz Past The Rockets?
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Can Donovan Mitchell Lead The Jazz Past The Rockets?
May, 3 2018
That Raptors Meltdown Was Mind-Boggling
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That Raptors Meltdown Was Mind-Boggling
May, 2 2018
Could The 76ers Actually Make The Finals?
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Could The 76ers Actually Make The Finals?
April, 30 2018
This Year’s MLB Tankfest Is Epic (And Maybe Pointless)
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This Year’s MLB Tankfest Is Epic (And Maybe Pointless)
April, 30 2018
There Is Absolutely, Positively, No Way LeBron Can Keep This Up …
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There Is Absolutely, Positively, No Way LeBron Can Keep This Up …
April, 29 2018
Can The Thunder Keep Their Comeback Rolling?
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Can The Thunder Keep Their Comeback Rolling?
April, 26 2018
What To Watch As The Bucks-Celtics Matchup Goes Down To The Wire
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What To Watch As The Bucks-Celtics Matchup Goes Down To The Wire
April, 24 2018
The Nationals, Yankees, Dodgers And Cubs Can’t Possibly Be This Mediocre … Right?
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The Nationals, Yankees, Dodgers And Cubs Can’t Possibly Be This Mediocre … Right?
April, 23 2018
The Eastern Conference Playoffs Are All About Grudge Matches
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The Eastern Conference Playoffs Are All About Grudge Matches
April, 23 2018
Something’s Gotta Give In The NBA’s 1-1 Playoff Series
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Something’s Gotta Give In The NBA’s 1-1 Playoff Series
April, 19 2018
Mike Trout Finally Has Some Help
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Mike Trout Finally Has Some Help
April, 17 2018
Can The Mets Possibly Be This Good?
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Can The Mets Possibly Be This Good?
April, 16 2018
OK, Should The Cavs Start To Worry Now?
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OK, Should The Cavs Start To Worry Now?
April, 16 2018
Are The Toronto Raptors The True No. 1 Team In The East?
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Are The Toronto Raptors The True No. 1 Team In The East?
April, 13 2018
The NBA Playoffs’ Sleepers, Favorites And Best First-Round Matchups
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The NBA Playoffs’ Sleepers, Favorites And Best First-Round Matchups
April, 12 2018
Yankees vs. Red Sox Is Going To Be Epic This Season
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Yankees vs. Red Sox Is Going To Be Epic This Season
April, 10 2018
Shohei Ohtani’s Splitter Is What Makes Him Truly Great
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Shohei Ohtani’s Splitter Is What Makes Him Truly Great
April, 9 2018
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