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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Cincinnati Reds

    Jonah Keri

    Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder have fled the division. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Reds kept their marquee first baseman, added a potential ace, and bolstered a bullpen that needed the help. With Joey Votto and Mat Latos leading a talented group of t...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  11. 2012 MLB Season Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Jonah Keri

    Starting today and rolling straight through to Opening Day, Grantland will preview all 30 teams for the 2012 season. We start with the defending World Series champs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Albert Pujols is gone, but the Cardinals might be better t...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  12. Jonah Keri on which teams should make a run at Prince Fielder

    Jonah Keri

    A team-by-team breakdown of where the last uber-free agent should suit up in 2012 and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011
  13. Is Albert Pujols Really Worth $250 Million?

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball is not basketball. When a gingham-shirted LeBron James told the world he was leaving Cleveland to go play for the Miami Heat, two franchises — two entire cities — were irrevocably changed. The Cavaliers went from fringe title...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  14. Polarizing Trade For Two Deep Sleepers

    Jonah Keri

    Any move involving a player leaving the Kansas City Royals might not seem like big news, not with World Series afterglow still with us and the likes of Albert Pujols hitting the free agent market. But the 2010 World Champions acquiring a player who n...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  15. Grantland Network Podcast: Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri

    Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report tells us how the Rangers have pushed to the brink of their second straight World Series and how Nelson Cruz became the new Mr. October. Jon Morosi of takes us through the Tigers' Game 4 loss, the inte...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  16. The St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols, Free Agency, and Jose Rey...

    Jonah Keri

    Would losing Albert Pujols really be a terrible thing?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011