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  1. Roster Doctor Mailbag: Trade-Deadline and Stretch-Run Strategies ...

    Jonah Keri

    Does your fantasy league share a July 31 trade deadline with Major League Baseball? Are you making a push for the big Yoo-hoo shower? Out of the race but building for next year? Experiencing a weird, burning sensation that requires...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The 30: Armed and Dangerous

    Jonah Keri

    Got the post-Easter blues? Dreading a week full of TPS reports? Just remember: Things could be worse. Way worse. It's Week 3 of The 30. ...; and never left. 30. Houston Astros (5-14 record, -41 run...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  5. 2014 AL West Preview

    Jonah Keri

    The division preview series continues with the AL West, where the A's are vying for a third consecutive division title, the Rangers are trotting out a revamped lineup, the Angels are hoping to find some help for the best player on the plane...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. Roster Doctor: Your American League Fantasy All-Stars!

    Jonah Keri

    With the All-Star Game a few days away, it's time to unveil our American League fantasy all-stars. More than a simple ranking of the top-producing players, we're looking for players who have not only put up huge numbers but also generated huge profit...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  7. Roster Doctor: The Matchup Game

    Jonah Keri

    Coming into this season, Scott Feldman owned a career 4.81 ERA. It wasn't all bad, of course. You could blame some of those runs allowed on the harsh pitching environment at Arlington in which he toiled for eight years. There were flashes of strong r...

    Blog | May 09, 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. The Non-Roster Invitees Chronicles: American League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Heading to Florida or Arizona to catch some spring training games? Planning to catch the games on the tube while walking precariously and making chomping sounds? You'll need to know who you're watching. Unlike in the regular season, when you beco...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  10. A's and Astros Make Each Other Better

    Jonah Keri

    The A's and Astros pulled off a five-player trade yesterday, one that strengthens Oakland's status as a contender and upgrades Houston's already vastly improved farm system. Heading to Oakland are infielder Jed Lowrie and right-handed reliever F...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  11. Who Will Be the Next Orioles?

    Jonah Keri

    The Baltimore Orioles were a bad team in 2011. Terrible, really. They won 69 games, finished last in the AL East, and allowed 152 more runs than they scored. If anyone other than Dan Duquette and the players' moms figured the O's could storm back, wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  12. Trade Deadline Breakdown: National League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    We covered the American League's trade deadline fallout on Wednesday. Now, on to the National League. NL WEST SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Acquired Hunter Pence from Phillies for Nate Schierholtz, Seth Rosin, and Tommy Joseph The Pence trade upgrades...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  13. Pirates Wave Their Magic Wandy

    Jonah Keri

    It's not Cole Hamels or Zack Greinke or a good hitter. But the Pittsburgh Pirates traded prospects to land a quality veteran starting pitcher in late July. That, in itself, is a great sign. The Bucs struck a deal with the Astros late Tuesday, send...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. How the Jays Managed to Blow a 10-Player Trade

    Jonah Keri

    It's probably not a healthy habit, but it's tough to look at baseball trades, especially deadline trades, and not immediately flip over to one detail: Who are the general managers that made them? Such is the case for Friday's 10-player swap betwee...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. MLB Power Rankings, Week 1

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of Grantland's weekly MLB Power Rankings. Every Monday we'll size up all 30 teams, evaluating each one based on a combination of recent play, overall team quality, and statistical spelunking. Most teams have p...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  16. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Houston Astros

    Jonah Keri

    In a year when a book about stats adapted into a movie might actually win a bunch of Oscars, it's appropriate to find a team that generates far more excitement from its new front office than its collection of ragtag on-field talent. Led by owner Jim ...

    Blog | February 15, 2012