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  1. Roster Doctor: The Best Value Picks for the 2015 Fantasy Baseball...

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the fourth-annual Grantland Fantasy Baseball Preview! Once again, we'll be focusing on the one and only factor that should matter in your draft or auction: value. Let everyone else in your league construct fancy schemes...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. Explaining the Kansas City Royals’ Postseason Offensive Exp...

    Jonah Keri

    Of all the crazy stats that we can mention about the hotter-than-Hades Kansas City Royals, this might be my favorite: After failing to score eight runs or more in any of their final 39 regular-season contests, they've hit that mark in three...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. Jonah Keri Podcast: Britt Ghiroli and Sam Mellinger

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to MLB.com writer Britt Ghiroli about Buck Showalter and the streaking Orioles, and to Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger about the red-hot Royals and the city's love affair with the team. Listen to the podcast here....

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  4. The Other Guys: How Benches and Bullpens Are Shaping the MLB Play...

    Jonah Keri

    There was never much reason to believe that Kansas City's Terrance Gore would make it to the big leagues. Sure, the 5-foot-7, 165-pounder could run as fast as a politician from a sex scandal, stealing 168 bases with a 91 percent success rate in...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  5. Jonah Keri Podcast: MLB Playoff Preview Special

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren, Nationals beat writer Adam Kilgore, Tigers beat writer Chris Iott, Cardinals beat writer Jenifer Langosch, Giants broadcaster Dave Flemming, Pirates radio host David Todd, Grantland writer/Royals die-har...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  6. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  7. National Pastime: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals became the first team to clinch their division this season, doing so mere minutes before the neighboring Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Throughout the 2014 campaign, the Nats have conjured late-inning heroics and convinc...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  8. Jonah Keri Podcast: Roch Kubatko and Dave Dameshek

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to MASN's Roch Kubatko about the surging Orioles and to NFL.com's Dave Dameshek about the Pirates, the NFL, and the launch of the League of Leagues. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  9. Abreu, Cano, and Cruz: Three Stellar Seasons, Three Free-Agent St...

    Jonah Keri

    Rather than wait until November to provide the next round of big free-agent news, the Red Sox made a splash over the weekend, signing 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the biggest deal ever awarded to a C...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  10. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. It's Time to Fix the MLB Schedule Problem

    Jonah Keri

    No point in baseball's schedule underscores its unfairness more starkly than September. No team is getting screwed worse than the Baltimore Orioles as a result. Over the final 34 days of the regular season, the O's will receive just one day off. T...

    Blog | September 06, 2013