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  1. The 30: Running for Their Lives

    Jonah Keri

    As part of my weekly effort to explain the difference between a true power rankings column and a page that simply ranks teams by record, I've noted the importance of multiple factors beyond wins and losses. One of the biggest is roster q...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. Jonah Keri Podcast: Derrick Goold, Jason Beck, Tim Britton, and J...

    Jonah Keri

    With four teams left in the MLB playoffs, we wanted to cover all the bases on the Jonah Keri Podcast. First, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold discusses the Cardinals' wildly productive farm system, the Albert Pujols decision, and the s...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Fernandez Mania in Miami

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out becoming more mosquito bite than man, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez shut down fellow NL Rookie of the Year candidate Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-2 victory...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  4. About Last Weekend: Aye, Aye, Captain

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing that your future isn't so bright, and you should probably take off your shades inside because you look foolish, here's what you missed in sports this weekend: Derek Jeter came back with a bang, returning from inju...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  5. Beware the $100 Million MLB Man

    Jonah Keri

    In his glory years with the Cardinals, Albert Pujols had few leaguemates he could truly call peers. In his first few seasons, there was Barry Bonds, then there was Pujols, followed by the rest of the league. When Bonds left the game, Pujols vied for ...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  6. Small Sample Size Alert: The Junkballing Genius of Michael Roth

    Michael Baumann

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made a move Saturday that was much more interesting than it was significant. They put reliever Kevin Jepsen on the disabled list and called up a Double-A pitcher to replace him. That's not weird in and of itself,...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  7. World Series Wrap: When Pandas Attack

    Jonah Keri

    Thoughts on the Giants' 8-3 walloping of Detroit in Game 1 of the World Series while wondering if we just found our best tweet of the postseason ... BABE RUTH, REGGIE JACKSON, ALBERT PUJOLS ... AND PABLO SANDOVAL Kung Fu Panda became jus...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  8. The Reds' Embarrassment of Riches Problem

    Jonah Keri

    Todd Frazier has reached base in 22 straight games. He's hitting .294/.354/.554, making him a top-25 hitter in his rookie season. In the past 30 days, only Buster Posey, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, and teammate Ryan Ludwick have put up bigger numb...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  9. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: West Coast Bias

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. 10. Reality Cometh for One (BAL-CLE) Now for this weekend's metaphorical boxing match between two of the luckiest teams in baseball. ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Kings Hoist the Cup

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The L.A. Kings are Stanley Cup champions. For the first time in franchise history, they're taking home the title after a 6-1 rout of the New Jersey Devi...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  11. 10 Guys on Trial for Fantasy Team Murder

    Jonah Keri

    No matter how hard you study, no matter how hard you try to manage risk, there's a good chance you're going to badly overdraft at least one player. Even the best of us end up with first-rounders who perform like 15th-rounders. What's important is fig...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Lakers Get Thunder Struck

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Oklahoma City rallied from seven points down, and Kevin Durant scored the winning basket with 18 seconds left, in a 77-75 win over the Lakers. "How you...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  13. About Last Weekend: Everything Coming Up Roses

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. A chestnut colt named I'll Have Another won the 138th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Nobody was happier about the win than Rex Ryan, who celebrated de...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  14. Fantasy Fiesta: How to Sell Your Dirty Laundry

    Jonah Keri

    It's May 1, which means two things. It's time to watch Rick Jeanneret lose his mind. And it's time to start exploring trades in your fantasy league. This week, we'll look at three players you could consider trading, and how you should sell them to...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  15. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Los Angeles Angels

    Jonah Keri

    Let's get a few things out of the way first. There's a good chance Albert Pujols doesn't earn out the $240 million the Angels will pay him over the next 10 years, at least not directly. Also, one player rarely turns a merely decent team into a title ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  16. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Miami Marlins

    Jonah Keri

    Armed with a shiny, taxpayer-funded new stadium green-lit by feckless government officials, the Marlins decided they'd finally spend some money this offseason. The plan went as follows: Get Albert Pujols, get Jose Reyes, get one of the best starting ...

    Blog | March 19, 2012