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  1. AL Wild-Card Preview: Indians vs. Rays

    Jonah Keri

    On Monday, we highlighted how the Rays' starting pitching edge, plus just enough offense, would propel them to victory over the Rangers in Game 163. The starting pitching matchup is much tougher to call for Wednesday's Rays vs. Indians wild-card elim...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  2. Five Takeaways From the Reds-Pirates Wild-Card Game

    Jonah Keri

    The Pirates are off to St. Louis, while the Reds are headed home after Pittsburgh won the wild-card elimination game 6-2 Tuesday night, before a delirious home crowd at PNC Park. It was a monumental win for a franchise that had gone 21 years since it...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Jonah Keri breaks down the AL play-in game

    Jonah Keri

    The Rays and Rangers are locked in a battle to determine who gets to be the AL's other wild card.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  4. Breakdown of the Wild-Card Bubble

    Jonah Keri

    With five days to go in the regular season, three teams are vying for two playoff spots in one league, while three more jockey for position in the other. With help from our friends at ESPN Stats & Information, here's what we're watching for four of t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  5. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    After starting the season with an embarrassment of pitching riches, St. Louis is trying to keep its staff together long enough to make it to October.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  6. The Hunt for the NL Central

    Jonah Keri

    Three games into the biggest stretch of their season, the Cardinals have taken two out of three against the Reds, seizing first place in the NL Central. Still, the race is far from over. The Cards have 29 games left to hold on to their lead. Mean...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  7. Cards, Rangers, and an Embarrassment of Riches

    Jonah Keri

    The St. Louis Cardinals have a problem, one that nearly any other team would envy. They start an above-average center fielder, one of the best right-handed sluggers in the league at first base, and a pair of corner outfielders who've combined for 13 ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. Jonah Keri on the similarities between the art world and collecti...

    Jonah Keri

    The world of fine art and the world of baseball cards are more related than you might think.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 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. The Cards' Latest Challenge: Carpenter Is Gone

    Jonah Keri

    Chris Carpenter will likely miss the entire 2013 season, casting further doubt on the Cardinals' rotation and raising concerns over the team's ability to make a third straight trip to the playoffs. Carpenter's loss is one of several potential pitf...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  11. NL Division Series Preview

    Jonah Keri

    When the dust settles from the wild-card playoff, who will have enough game to move on to the NLCS?

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Who Says MLB Teams Shouldn't Keep Their Stars?

    Jonah Keri

    The Tampa Bay Rays desperately needed a win Tuesday night to stay on the fringes of wild-card contention. Luckily they had their ace, David Price, going at Fenway Park. After running into some early trouble, Price started mowing down Red Sox hitters....

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  14. Phillies and Brewers Making a Lot of September Noise

    Jonah Keri

    The Brewers have moved 9.5 games closer to the National League's wild-card spot in the past 39 days. The Phillies have also chopped 9.5 games off their wild-card deficit in the past 37 days. Milwaukee now sits 3.5 games behind St. Louis w...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  15. Middle Relief: Meet the MLB Buyers

    Jonah Keri

    There are still nearly five weeks left until baseball's trade deadline. But the addition of a second wild-card spot per league has roped more teams into contention, and more teams into believing they are contenders. That leaves a dearth of sellers da...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  16. Will Yu Darvish End the AL East's Grip on the Wild Card?

    Jonah Keri

    In winning the negotiating rights to Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers fired back at the Angels' own busy offseason. The news also rattled the city of Toronto, flooding phone lines and Twitter with bitter disappointment after the Jays' own run at the Jap...

    Blog | December 20, 2011