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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The Kings of the Call-up

    Jonah Keri

    It took longer than it should have. The Red Sox screwed around for too long with the likes of meme generator Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder. Sure, there were reasons. They didn't want to rush their top prospect. They wanted to ensure he could play his...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  5. Shin-Soo Choo and the Dark Art of HBP

    Jonah Keri

    The first batter to step to the plate this season for the Cincinnati Reds was Shin-Soo Choo. This was by design. The top of the Reds lineup was a disaster for much of last year, with Drew Stubbs and Zack Cozart competing for the out-making championsh...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  6. Roster Doctor: The Incredibles

    Jonah Keri

    For as long as people have written words on the Internet, there's been a baseball snarkiarchy. This devoted group of provocateurs has made a sport of mocking numerous players over the years. Often analytically inclined, they home in on a certain kind...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. Roster Doctor: The Unpredictability of Closers, NL Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Jason Motte was one of the best and most reliable closers in the game, racking up 42 saves, nearly 11 strikeouts per nine innings, and a 2.75 ERA. He signed a two-year, $12 million contract in January, and was widely expected to have anoth...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  8. Jonah Keri on the NL Central

    Jonah Keri

    We continue our countdown to Opening Day, wondering if the Reds can stay on top.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  9. R.I.P. to the Starting-Pitching Career of Aroldis Chapman

    Jonah Keri

    The Reds' plan to shift Aroldis Chapman to the rotation died before he could make his first big league start, keeping one of the most dominant closers baseball has seen in decades in his ninth-inning role, but also wrenching some major upside away fr...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  10. The Non-Roster Invitees Chronicles: National League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    On Wednesday, I covered 15 players with compelling backstories who've been invited to spring training with American League clubs. Per that article: "These are the NRIs, the non-roster invitees promised almost nothing — not a job, not a major le...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  11. 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
  12. The Chaotic Logic of the Hot Stove Sends a Premier Prospect Out o...

    Jonah Keri

    The Reds, Indians, and Diamondbacks pulled off a nine-player trade, one that improved two teams' fortunes and raised dozens of questions about the third. Here's a breakdown of the deal from each team's perspective: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Traded...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. Many Unanswered Questions As the Winter Meetings Wind Down

    Jonah Keri

    A grab bag of smaller deals and rumors, while waiting for updates on the four-team trade of death ... The Red Sox are rumored to be interested in Cody Ross, which makes no sense for a team that already has every outfield position and DH cover...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  14. MLB Playoff Wrap: What We Learned Last Night

    Jonah Keri

    Nine things we learned on a quadruple-header Thursday that sent two teams to the next round and set up two more Game 5s today (making it four Game 5s out of four): 1. The Baltimore Orioles are baseball's home for wayward children ... if each of...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  15. MLB Playoff Wrap: A Quadruple-Header for the Ages

    Jonah Keri

    Four games. Twelve hours of glorious playoff baseball. Here's what went down: THE BINDER GETS IT RIGHT If you ever want to drill down to the essence of Moneyball, there's a single mantra that gets spouted in both dugouts and boardrooms. Greg Ma...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  16. MLB Playoff Wrap: Giants, A's Live to Fight Another Day

    Jonah Keri

    The Cincinnati Reds just suffered one of the worst hard-luck playoff losses any team has experienced in years. Their number-one starter is hurt, won't pitch later today, and could be out for the rest of the National League playoffs by the time you re...

    Blog | October 10, 2012