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  1. MLB Awards: The 2014 AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Y...

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is in the books, and the playoffs start tonight. Before we start the postseason dancing, however, there's one final piece of pre-October business to handle: picking the 2014 MLB awards winners! Once again, I'm not...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Jonah Keri Podcast: Murray Chass and Rany Jazayerli

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to baseball historian Murray Chass about MLB labor strife, PEDs, and the Hall of Fame, and to Grantland's Rany Jazayerli about the surging Royals. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network o...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. 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
  4. MLB Trade Deadline Primer: 10 Story Lines to Watch This July

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to July, a.k.a. MLB trade deadline season. Throughout this month, all 30 teams will mull the pros and cons of various possible deals. Fewer will actually pull the trigger. And far fewer will roll the dice on the kind of blockbuster that makes...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Craig Biggio, Blank Ballots, and the Deeply Flawed Hall of Fame V...

    Jonah Keri

    Three players will be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame this summer, as voters elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas on Wednesday. But the first three-man class in 15 years was partly overshadowed by Craig Biggio's nearest of misses, wh...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Winter Meetings Wrap: Recapping the Final Flurry of Deals and Pre...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's winter meetings concluded with Thursday's Rule 5 draft, where the Rangers generated some of the biggest buzz of the week by selecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That tells you all you need to know. Team executives left Or...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. Winter Meetings Primer: Matt Kemp, David Price, and More Story Li...

    Jonah Keri

    We've seen more hot stove action to this point than in any other season in recent memory. Still, plenty of questions remain as baseball's annual winter meetings begin today. Short-handed teams will look to fill their roster holes before the pool of q...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  10. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  11. Welcome Back to Master-Rod Theatre

    Jonah Keri

    Alex Rodriguez was the talk of the baseball world Wednesday, storming out of his own arbitration hearing, appearing on Mike Francesa's show to proclaim his innocence against PED charges, and simultaneously pointing out real injustices in MLB's attemp...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  12. World Series, Game 2: The Sox's Mound Mismanagement

    Jonah Keri

    The Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 4-2, on Thursday night, sending the World Series back to St. Louis in a 1-1 tie. They won largely because one pitcher didn't do his job. It's baseball, that happens. But with the game on the line, the Sox and manager J...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Jonah Keri's baseball Grantland Dictionary

    Jonah Keri

    From "#Analysis" to "xFIP," consider this your reference guide for Twitter spats, bar fights, and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  15. Jonah Keri on the Biogenesis suspensions

    Jonah Keri

    With the Biogenesis suspensions, the worst-kept secret in MLB history is finally out.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  16. Trade Deadline Goes Out With a Whimper

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball's non-waiver deadline came and went with no major trades happening after most sellers refused to budge from their price tags, negating what was widely predicted to be the best seller's market in years. The biggest name changi...

    Blog | August 01, 2013