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  1. MLB Trade Value, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    Yesterday, we revealed Part 1 of our annual MLB Trade Value ranking. Today, we're rounding out the list by dissecting baseball's 35 most valuable chips. If you need a refresher on the rules that define this thought experiment, hea...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  2. MLB Trade Value, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    A thousand years from now, when historians look back at the 2014 MLB season and its ties to the next big thing, they'll focus on two turning points. First, they'll commemorate the third of 50 World Series that the even-ye...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  3. MLB Transaction Trees

    Ben Lindbergh

    Shortly after Indians pitcher Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award last week, New York Times writer Tyler Kepner made Twitter do a double take by pointing out that the seeds of Kluber's Cleveland victory were sown when the 28-year-old sta...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  5. 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
  6. SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We...

    Michael Baumann

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball's general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport's offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-ho...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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