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  1. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  2. Tigers Survive, Red Sox Advance on Another Wild October Night

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers forced a decisive Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday, while the Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series, as both teams eked out tight victories Tuesday. Though Anibal Sanchez did struggle in Game 3, Detroit...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  3. The Sticker Shock of Wainwright's New Deal Is MLB's New Normal

    Jonah Keri

    The Cardinals agreed to terms with Adam Wainwright this week on a five-year, $97.5 million deal, the latest reminder that baseball is swimming in cash, and that salaries will continue to soar. Let's start with this: Wainwright is a very good pitch...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  4. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonah Keri

    A rare personal interjection in this preview series, if you'll indulge me. One of my annual rites of spring is to bet a few gummi bears on over/unders for MLB team win totals. Coming into last spring, I was 5-0 lifetime. Made two gummi wagers, one...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  5. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Jonah Keri

    Every year around this time, Las Vegas casinos start posting over/under win totals for MLB teams. The LVH released its lines on Monday. The number on the Indians? 78.5 wins. Bet the over. Bet it hard. The Indians have a lot going for them this sea...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  6. Jonah Keri breaks down how the Reds became NL Central contenders ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Cincinnati Reds provide the blueprint for how to build a contender by playing the free agent waiting game.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  7. Live! From Baseball's Winter Meetings

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's Jonah Keri is spending the week in Dallas reporting on baseball's Winter Meetings and e-mailing us updates throughout the week. From: Jonah Keri Sent: Thurs, Dec 8, 2011 at 9:29 AM Subject: Home Stretch With the Rule 5 dra...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  8. Atlanta Enters Its Long, Cold Winter

    Jonah Keri

    On September 1, the St. Louis Cardinals sat 8.5 games back in the wild-card chase. This morning, they wake up as wild-card champs, bound for Philly and a shot to keep the magic going. The Cardinals' 8-0 whitewash of Houston gave them 23 wins in th...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  9. Greatest Living Hitter? Think Bonds

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri of the Baseball Prospectus argues that Barry Bonds edges out Hank Aaron and Stan Musial as Greatest Living Hitter.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2002