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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. D-backs GM Kevin Towers Talks Upton Trade

    Jonah Keri

    On Thursday, we broke down the seven-player trade that sent Justin Upton from Arizona to the Atlanta Braves. Later that day, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers held a conference call with reporters. Some key highlights: • Asked if Justin Upton ...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. Why No One Is Declaring Arizona the Winner of the Justin Upton Tr...

    Jonah Keri

    The Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, sending away five players and also the timid approach to roster building that had limited the Braves to not-quite-good-enough status in recent years. Upton and vetera...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. What Is the MLB Win Curve Anyway?

    Jonah Keri

    In baseball, a win is a win ... except when it's more than a win. One extra victory for a 100-loss team will mean virtually nothing, little added revenue, no better hope for a playoff chance. The same goes for a 100-win team: In today's 10-tea...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  13. Five Takeaways From the B.J. Upton Deal

    Jonah Keri

    Five things to know about the five-year, $75.25 million free agent contract B.J. Upton signed with the Braves: 1. Upton's got age and skills on his side. Several of the biggest-name free agents on this year's market are on the wrong side of 30. No...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  14. NL Wild-Card Preview: the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals

    Jonah Keri

    It's the MLB postseason. It's the new fifth-team format. It's win or go home for the Cardinals and Braves.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  15. Kris Medlen's Super-Secret Season for the Ages

    Jonah Keri

    Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and R.A. Dickey. The A's, the O's, and the Nats. The 2012 MLB season has been flush with unlikely heroes and amazing stories. But the wildest ride going right now isn't a rookie phenom, a 37-year-old knuckleballer, or a Cind...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  16. Trade Deadline Breakdown: National League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    We covered the American League's trade deadline fallout on Wednesday. Now, on to the National League. NL WEST SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Acquired Hunter Pence from Phillies for Nate Schierholtz, Seth Rosin, and Tommy Joseph The Pence trade upgrades...

    Blog | August 02, 2012