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  1. Twenty-Two Jaw-Dropping Factoids About Clayton Kershaw’s Ot...

    Jonah Keri

    "I don't really care about an innings streak or whatever. We're not supposed to give up runs. That's our job." - Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw after Thursday's game Last night's matchu...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Jonah Keri Podcast: Susan Slusser and Drew Fairservice

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to San Francisco Chronicle writer Susan Slusser about the A's and to TheScore.com's Drew Fairservice about the Blue Jays and the AL East race. Listen to the podcast here, and subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Sharknado, Too! How the Samardzija Trade Positions the A’s ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics pulled off a blockbuster trade over the holiday weekend, signaling the small-revenue Athletics' commitment to winning now and the mega-market Cubs' desire to keep costs down until they're fieldin...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: Rob Neyer and C. Trent Rosecrans

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri and Fox Sports's Rob Neyer discuss the Dodgers and the Royals. Then Jonah talks to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer about the streaking Reds. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter, and subscribe to t...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  7. The 30: Stuck in the Middle With You

    Jonah Keri

    When Major League Baseball introduced the second wild-card spot in 2012, it triggered the Age of Uncertainty: The extra playoff spots mean more opportunity, but they also mean less clarity in the standings throughout the year. Such is the case as...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  8. The Roster Doctor Mailbag

    Jonah Keri

    You've got fantasy baseball questions, the Roster Doctor's got answers. In this edition of the mailbag, we tackle keeper-league concerns, when to sell high versus hold, what to do with Matt Cain, and much more. Do you think now...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  9. Jonah Keri Podcast: Jeff Sullivan and Len Kasper

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs and USSMariner.com about the streaking Mariners, and to play-by-play man Len Kasper about the Cubs. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter, and subscribe to the Grantland Sports...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  10. What's Wrong With the Padres?

    Jonah Keri

    The San Diego Padres' firing of general manager Josh Byrnes on Sunday ended his depressing run of two-plus losing seasons, leaving behind one of the worst teams in baseball and one of the worst offenses of all time. The Padres went 76-86 in eac...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  11. The 30: Time Heals All Wounds

    Jonah Keri

    This week's rankings come with changes, including multiple migrations toward the bottom. If you're a fan of one of those tumbling teams, we offer small tokens of consolation. Have a dance party: Grab a ride: Enjoy the value of a good...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  12. The Evolution of the Cuban Baseball Pipeline

    Jonah Keri

    In his prime, Omar Linares was a freak of nature on the baseball diamond. An eyelash over 6 feet tall and weighing a sinewy 205 pounds, he owned a booming right-handed swing, using a big weight transfer to generate copious power and sting li...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. Jonah Keri Podcast: Ben Lindbergh and Andy McCullough

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus about Tony Gwynn and the NL East, and to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star on the recent rise of the Royals. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports p...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Tony Gwynn: 1960-2014

    Jonah Keri

    Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, the greatest player in Padres history, and a San Diego icon, died Monday after a four-year bout with cancer. He was 54. On July 28, 1997, Sports Illustrated...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  16. The Texas Rangers' Lost Season

    Jonah Keri

    Few teams entered the 2014 season with higher hopes than the Texas Rangers did. They'd won 90 or more games in each of the past four seasons, joining Tampa Bay as the only teams to accomplish that feat. The Rangers made the playoffs in 2010...

    Blog | June 11, 2014