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  1. Roster Doctor: Fantasy Baseball Preview

    Jonah Keri

    If you've been reading Grantland's baseball coverage this spring, you've probably noticed an obsession with Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar. Looking for a prime 2014 breakout candidate? Salazar's your guy. W...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    With a cupcake schedule in September, the Indians have a shot at crashing the party in October.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  5. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Hitters

    Jonah Keri

    After writing about pitchers yesterday, a refresher on the rules: * "Best" remains the most important criterion here. We'll lean on objective metrics as we always do. But there'll be some subjectivity too. I'm not above giving bonus points fo...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. Trade Deadline Preview: AL Central Edition

    Jonah Keri

    An underachieving team full of stars, a fringe contender hanging around, two also-rans with heavy incentive to sell, and a post-blockbuster team in limbo. Don't sleep on the AL Central as the trade deadline approaches, or even five weeks before. D...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  7. The Tribe Are Winning Over the Doubters

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball players' careers rarely show up as perfect bell curves. You might see a player break in with a big rookie season, only to stagnate or regress over the next few years. Then just when you're ready to write off that player's chances for stardom...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  8. Roster Doctor: The Unpredictability of Closers, AL Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Last week, we ran down the National League's closer situations, and some of the best potential opportunities to exploit. This time, we tackle the American League. BALTIMORE ORIOLES Closer: Jim Johnson Lying in wait: Pedro Strop Stating the ...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  9. With Plenty of Depth, This Tribe's on a Quest

    Jonah Keri

    It's 8:15 on a Monday morning in Goodyear, Arizona. Seeing 50 grown men dressed as cartoon characters, superheroes, and supernatural beings is a bit jarring. Justin Masterson came decked out as an 8-foot bear. A slimmed-down Jason Giambi rocked the h...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  10. Patience Pays Off for Tribe in the Form of Michael Bourn

    Jonah Keri

    The Cleveland Indians agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with Michael Bourn, marking the second big-ticket outfielder signing of the offseason for the Tribe, and a clever recognition of a distorted market. The deal marks a sizable discoun...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  11. 10 Minutes With Terry Francona

    Jonah Keri

    Terry Francona recently joined the B.S. Report to talk about his time managing the Boston Red Sox. The Triangle tracked him down to discuss his newest gig, managing the Cleveland Indians. What attracted you to the job? Chris Antonetti and Mark ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  12. Why the Local TV Bubble Is About to Burst and Other MLB News

    Jonah Keri

    The holidays saw several more deals go through, ranging from the Royals signing 38-year-old Miguel Tejada in the hopes he'll provide actual value for the first time in four years to moves that actually have a hope in hell of panning out. The most int...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Trade Deadline Breakdown: American League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Thirty teams, 30 fallouts from a busy final 48 hours before the trade deadline. Today we'll cover the American League. Check back tomorrow for the National League. AL WEST TEXAS RANGERS Acquired Ryan Dempster from Cubs for Kyle Hendricks and Chr...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Jonah Keri

    Every year around this time, Las Vegas casinos start posting over/under win totals for MLB teams. The LVH released its lines on Monday. The number on the Indians? 78.5 wins. Bet the over. Bet it hard. The Indians have a lot going for them this sea...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  16. Jonah Keri on the significance of the new look of the Indians' 20...

    Jonah Keri

    The arrival of Derek Lowe to the Tribe completes a collection of ground-ball pitchers baseball has never seen.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011