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  1. The Jonah Keri Podcast: What to Watch for in Game 6, With Jayson ...

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to ESPN's Jayson Stark and FanGraphs writer Dave Cameron about the World Series and what to watch for in Game 6 (and a possible Game 7). Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTune...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  2. World Series Game 5: The Giants Carve Out a Series Lead, Madison ...

    Jonah Keri

    Madison Bumgarner owned Royals hitters on Sunday night, firing the first complete-game shutout by a Giants pitcher in a World Series contest since 1962, pushing San Francisco to within one victory of its third title in five years with the 5-...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  3. World Series Weekend Preview: Three Keys for Three Royals-Giants ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Giants and Royals reconvene tonight in San Francisco for Game 3 of the World Series, with the matchup knotted at one win apiece and with plenty of questions looming heading into a pivotal weekend. Here are three of the story lines we'll be f...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. 2014 NLCS Preview: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Jonah Keri

    The games have been played and bat flips tallied - and for the fifth year in a row, the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants will represent the National League in the World Series. So who will it be? We...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  5. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  6. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. The 30: Angels in the Outfield (and Bullpen)

    Jonah Keri

    We're only three games beyond the All-Star break, yet the pennant-race craziness has already begun. The NL Central is a free-for-all following the Brewers' big slump. The AL East is full of mediocre-to-bad teams that believe they still hav...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  8. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  9. Twenty-Two Jaw-Dropping Factoids About Clayton Kershaw’s Ot...

    Jonah Keri

    "I don't really care about an innings streak or whatever. We're not supposed to give up runs. That's our job." - Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw after Thursday's game Last night's matchu...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  10. The Texas Rangers' Lost Season

    Jonah Keri

    Few teams entered the 2014 season with higher hopes than the Texas Rangers did. They'd won 90 or more games in each of the past four seasons, joining Tampa Bay as the only teams to accomplish that feat. The Rangers made the playoffs in 2010...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. The 30: Change Begets Change

    Jonah Keri

    No matter how much we watch, study, and obsess over baseball, the game will still make us look like fools. That's because for all of its hidebound ways, baseball is ultimately propelled by change. We might think we know which teams are going to ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  12. Best (MLB) Month Ever: If You Like Barry Bonds, You’ll Real...

    Jonah Keri

    Troy Tulowitzki has cooled off a bit after his torrid start, going 5-for-21 over his past seven games. Considering my recent track record of cursing star players to horrible fates merely by saying nice things about them, Tulo's mini-slump i...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  13. Jonah Keri Podcast: Jayson Stark and Dave Van Horne

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Jayson Stark about top contenders and his new book, Wild Pitches, and to broadcaster Dave Van Horne about the Marlins and his days calling Expos games. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, and subscribe to...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  14. Something Special’s Brewing: How Milwaukee Turned a Disastr...

    Jonah Keri

    The lineup the Milwaukee Brewers fielded against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night looked like it belonged in a split-squad spring training game. Elian Herrera, the light-hitting utility man with one career big league homer, hit second. Sco...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  15. The 30: The Lone Rangers

    Jonah Keri

    We've reached the point of the season when we can no longer ignore or minimize results. With 22 of 30 teams at least 25 games deep, we now have a large enough sample size to get a read on how things might unfold from here ...; all the way t...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  16. Slump City: Why Does the 2014 MLB Season Suddenly Feel Like 1968?...

    Jonah Keri

    Less than a month into the 2014 baseball season, we're already reveling in the game's many intricacies. One trend in particular has reared its ugly head with all the subtlety of a Bartolo Colon at-bat: Nobody, it seems, can hit worth a dam...

    Blog | April 23, 2014