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  1. About Last Night: Cheery O's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones smashed two home runs as Baltimore opened up a four-game advantage in the AL East...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. The 30: Angels in the Outfield (and Bullpen)

    Jonah Keri

    We're only three games beyond the All-Star break, yet the pennant-race craziness has already begun. The NL Central is a free-for-all following the Brewers' big slump. The AL East is full of mediocre-to-bad teams that believe they still hav...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. The Curious Case of Mark Buehrle

    Rany Jazayerli

    In a 1991 Sports Illustrated article, there's a now-famous quote from MLBPA executive director Donald Fehr: "You go through The Sporting News for the last 100 years, and you will find two things are always true. You never have enou...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  5. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: Susan Slusser and Drew Fairservice

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to San Francisco Chronicle writer Susan Slusser about the A's and to TheScore.com's Drew Fairservice about the Blue Jays and the AL East race. Listen to the podcast here, and subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  7. Why Do the Preseason Darling Rays Suddenly Look Like the Devil Ra...

    Jonah Keri

    The first two innings of Tampa Bay's 12-5 blowout loss Monday night in Seattle rank among the ugliest any team has turned in this season. Seattle's first four hitters all reached, battering Cesar Ramos for two doubles, two singles, and thr...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. 2014 AL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 division previews kicked off last week with a look at the AL East. Today, the series continues with the AL Central, where the Tigers are going for their fourth consecutive division title, the Indians are trying to make it back t...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  9. 2014 MLB Preview

    Grantland Staff

    The 2014 MLB season is rapidly approaching. Prepare for Opening Day (well, Opening Days ...;) with Grantland's MLB Preview, which includes Jonah Keri's division primers, our staff MLB Warning countdown series, over/under odds, fan...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  10. 2014 AL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to Grantland's 2014 MLB division previews. From now until Opening Day, I'll break down each team in each division, looking at key additions and losses, best- and worst-case scenarios, crucial story lines, and more. Up firs...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  11. How the Orioles Can Buck the Odds and Make a Playoff Run

    Michael Baumann

    The pennant race isn't heating up anymore. It's here, it's hot and it's wonderful. Now we can start really picking apart the chances of teams that are, as of now, on the outside looking in. One of the more interesting cases belongs to the Baltimore O...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Rays Turn Up the Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy confronting your ultimate nemesis, Wichael, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In an AL East showdown, Tampa starter David Price threw a five-hit gem, leading the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. The w...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. AL East Report: Laser Show Locked Up, O's Pen Gets a Boost

    Jonah Keri

    Two AL East contenders made moves Tuesday, one of them a win-now play, the other with an eye toward the future. The Red Sox locked up their franchise player, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension. The All-Star sec...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  14. The 2013 Red Sox: Don't Call It a Comeback

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox own the best record in the American League. Maybe you're used to this by now. They surged out of the gate, spent most of April and early May atop the AL East, fell back to the pack for a short while, reclaimed the division lead on ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  15. What went wrong with the Toronto Blue Jays this season?

    Rany Jazayerli

    Toronto took a big swing at rebuilding after last season. So far, they've whiffed.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  16. Trade Deadline Preview: AL East Edition

    Jonah Keri

    The only division with all five teams above .500 features five legitimate playoff contenders and the biggest turnaround story in the American League. Expect the AL East to play a big part in deadline trade season over the next few weeks. BOSTON RE...

    Blog | June 27, 2013