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  1. The 30: The Sudden Cys

    Jonah Keri

    This week is all about surprises. A back-of-the-rotation Brewers starter is unexpectedly tied atop the wins leaderboard; a Braves team seemingly destined for a third consecutive run to the playoffs has hit a huge roadblock; an Indians pit...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The Jonah Keri Podcast: Chip Caray and Derrick Goold

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah talks to Chip Caray about the Braves and his career in broadcasting, and to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold about the Cardinals and the NL Central race. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter, and subscrib...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. The 30: It’s a Brave New World

    Jonah Keri

    The A's and Cubs pulled off the first blockbuster of trade-deadline season with a six-player swap over the holiday weekend, but it's tough to know when we'll see another deal that big. That's because with one week to go until the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. The 30: A Yankee in Winter

    Jonah Keri

    If you had to pick one word to describe the 2014 season, you could do a lot worse than ... weird. The Dodgers, heavy favorites in the National League, are as close to last place as they are to first. Last year's cellar-dwelling Jays and moribun...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. The 30: Early Returns

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 season premiere of The 30! Each week, I'll use a wide array of criteria to rank all 30 major league teams, grouping them into tiers with similar squads and taking an in-depth look at one team per tier. Early in the season, I&...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  8. 19 Takeaways From an Epic MLB Playoff Quadrupleheader

    Jonah Keri

    We're only seven days into this year's MLB playoffs, and it's hard to figure out how things can get any better. Monday's events were so scintillating, so maddening, so ludicrous, that a dozen attempts at narratives have been tossed in the trash. Inst...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  9. The Kings of the Call-up

    Jonah Keri

    It took longer than it should have. The Red Sox screwed around for too long with the likes of meme generator Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder. Sure, there were reasons. They didn't want to rush their top prospect. They wanted to ensure he could play his...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. Deadline Report: Bullpen Upgrades

    Jonah Keri

    Three contenders snagged relief pitchers Monday, addressing pressing needs to better position themselves for playoff runs. The third announced deal of the day was also the most surprising. The Tampa Bay Rays struck an unusual deal with the Chicago...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  11. Trade Deadline Preview: NL East Edition

    Jonah Keri

    We launched our division-by-division early trade deadline preview on Monday with a look at the NL Central. Today, the surprisingly weak NL East. ATLANTA BRAVES We're just shy of the season's halfway point, and the Braves are the only team in th...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  12. Roster Doctor: The Incredibles

    Jonah Keri

    For as long as people have written words on the Internet, there's been a baseball snarkiarchy. This devoted group of provocateurs has made a sport of mocking numerous players over the years. Often analytically inclined, they home in on a certain kind...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. 10 Minutes With Braves Pitcher Paul Maholm

    Jonah Keri

    "There was a start last June, in Arizona, and ... " Paul Maholm started to laugh before I could finish the sentence. In general, the first 14 starts of his 2012 season went poorly. But his June 23 outing against the D-backs was the worst of them a...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. Roster Doctor: The Unpredictability of Closers, NL Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Jason Motte was one of the best and most reliable closers in the game, racking up 42 saves, nearly 11 strikeouts per nine innings, and a 2.75 ERA. He signed a two-year, $12 million contract in January, and was widely expected to have anoth...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  15. The Non-Roster Invitees Chronicles: National League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    On Wednesday, I covered 15 players with compelling backstories who've been invited to spring training with American League clubs. Per that article: "These are the NRIs, the non-roster invitees promised almost nothing — not a job, not a major le...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  16. MLB's Super Sweet 16 Prospects Coming to a Pennant Race Near You

    Jonah Keri

    Even after they had contended all season, even after their starting rotation took off in the second half, even after a five-game winning streak in early August propelled them into a three-way tie for the wild card, the Orioles didn't have many believ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013