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  1. Why Robinson Cano's Gigantic Deal Is Smart for the Mariners, and ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms with Robinson Cano on a 10-year, $240 million contract, marking the most dramatic example to date of a franchise taking the $26 million per team per year in new national TV money and actually spending it. It'...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  2. Bargain Hunting: Baseball's Five Best Free-Agent Values This Offs...

    Jonah Keri

    Shortly after the Red Sox won the World Series, I looked back at the main takeaways from the 2013 season. Among the key lessons: Quite often, bargain-hunting can and does pay off. In 2013, Francisco Liriano, Koji Uehara, Russell Martin, Bartolo C...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  3. How a Handful of Mocked and Minimized Signings Propelled Bostons...

    Jonah Keri

    The game looked like it was in the bag. The Yankees led the Red Sox 8-3 through six innings on September 6. Boston had its eighth and ninth hitters due up in the seventh, and a foot injury had knocked Jacoby Ellsbury out of the lineup (and leadoff sp...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  4. Japan's Next Big Thing

    Jonah Keri

    As major league teams rush to re-sign star players before they can hit the open market, the supply of quality free agents continues to dwindle. The biggest pitching names that immediately come to mind in the coming free-agent crop are Matt Garza, Erv...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  5. Meet MLB's All-Bargain Team

    Jonah Keri

    Most of the big-ticket free agents reeled in last winter have been, at least so far, colossal busts. The Dodgers' $147 million has bought them five starts' worth of Zack Greinke. The Angels' $125 million investment has yielded a .222/.283/.399 line f...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Five Takeaways From the B.J. Upton Deal

    Jonah Keri

    Five things to know about the five-year, $75.25 million free agent contract B.J. Upton signed with the Braves: 1. Upton's got age and skills on his side. Several of the biggest-name free agents on this year's market are on the wrong side of 30. No...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Bradley Providing Desperately Needed Hope for Red Sox

    Jonah Keri

    Eleven more days. If the Red Sox wanted top outfield prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. to become a free agent after the 2019 season rather than 2018, all they had to do was keep him in the minors for 11 more days. They didn't wait. The lefty-swinging Br...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  10. Pondering Zack Greinke's $147 Million Deal

    Jonah Keri

    After an endless stream of rumors pegging the Rangers as favorites to land Zack Greinke, the top free-agent pitcher on the market landed with the team we all should have expected — the bottomless-pocketed, spending-mad Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  11. Roster Doctor: Buy Low, Lower, Lowest

    Jonah Keri

    The concept of buying low in fantasy can be a tricky one to navigate. Whether or not you're truly buying low can depend on the size of your league, and how savvy your competitors are. You might have free-agent budgets to consider, or an intransigent ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  12. Opportunity Knocks and Opportunity Costs for Cain and Votto

    Jonah Keri

    When the news broke that the Giants had signed Matt Cain to a five-year, $112.5 million contract extension a year before he could hit the free-agent market, the first thought that popped into my head was opportunity cost. An economic term, opport...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. Jonah Keri breaks down how the Reds became NL Central contenders ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Cincinnati Reds provide the blueprint for how to build a contender by playing the free agent waiting game.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  14. Angels Slowly Becoming Yankees West

    Jonah Keri

    They signed one of the best hitters in baseball history in a stunning move no one saw coming. They doubled down by inking arguably the best pitcher on the free-agent market. They ditched one of the worst-hitting players of the past 50 years. But the ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  15. Jonah Keri on the Yankees' tranformation into a smart-spending ba...

    Jonah Keri

    Thirty years of overspending have finally taught the Yankees that the biggest contract isn't always the best one.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  16. Jonah Keri on which teams should make a run at Prince Fielder

    Jonah Keri

    A team-by-team breakdown of where the last uber-free agent should suit up in 2012 and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011