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  1. The 30: Putting a Pin in the Champs

    Jonah Keri

    Normally, this is where I'd offer an elaborate intro to capture the drama that's sure to ensue during the season's final days. With the chilly pennant-race air settling in, however, there are bigger priorities. Like keeping your face ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: With Special Guest Bob Ryan

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri debates the Boston Globe's Bob Ryan on the virtues of advanced stats, and on the Red Sox's season. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here. To s...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. The 30: The Blue Period

    Jonah Keri

    Every week my rankings manage to piss off readers, who have various questions for me, such as: How can you put this team so high? Are you ignoring this squad's record and run differential? Have you failed to account for the gravitational pull of...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  8. Driven by Youth, Pittsburgh Aims to Best the Regression Beast

    Jonah Keri

    With one out in the top of the 10th inning of Monday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves knotted in a scoreless tie with the Cubs. Chicago speedster Emilio Bonifacio took an aggressive lead, and Pittsburgh righ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  9. 2014 MLB Season Predictions

    Jonah Keri

    We've witnessed baseball in Australia and baseball in San Diego. We've previewed all six divisions and counted down the days until the season's arrival. Now that Opening Day is finally here, it's time for my annual season predicti...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. Great Expectations, Great Variations

    Jonah Keri

    In many ways, spring training is an outdated ritual. Players work out year-round, so the notion that they need to run wind sprints with teammates to get back into shape is pretty antiquated. Hitters do benefit from facing live pitching, and pitchers...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  13. Jonah Keri on the Red Sox and the World Series

    Jonah Keri

    Game 6 of the World Series capped a lightning-fast turnaround for the worst-to-first Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  14. World Series: The Six Keys for Game 6

    Jonah Keri

    If you're ranking the wildest Game 6s in baseball history, you could argue that the Cardinals and Red Sox should claim three of the top spots. St. Louis will be playing in its first World Series Game 6 since the David Freese miracle of 2011, the ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  15. World Series, Game 5: Lester Dominates & Again

    Jonah Keri

    For the second time in five games, Jon Lester annihilated the Cardinals lineup and now has the Red Sox on the brink of winning their third World Series in the past decade. As crazy as it is to say this about any Red Sox–related story, it feels ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  16. The Jonah Keri Podcast: Brian MacPherson and Jenifer Langosch

    Jonah Keri

    With the World Series nearing its end, we rallied for the final edition of the Jonah Keri Podcast in 2013. First, Providence Journal writer Brian MacPherson talks Red Sox: Gomes or Nava? Salty or Ross? Peavy or Doubront in Game 7? What the hell's ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013