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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. The blueprint for how to fix the Houston Astros

    Jonah Keri

    The Astros' blueprint for rebuilding.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  13. Atlanta Enters Its Long, Cold Winter

    Jonah Keri

    On September 1, the St. Louis Cardinals sat 8.5 games back in the wild-card chase. This morning, they wake up as wild-card champs, bound for Philly and a shot to keep the magic going. The Cardinals' 8-0 whitewash of Houston gave them 23 wins in th...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  14. A Sneak Preview to MLB's Second Season

    Jonah Keri

    One hundred sixty one games down, nothing decided. That's where the Red Sox, Rays, Braves, and Cardinals find themselves after an incredible, surreal night of baseball, one that left both wild-card races tied and set up a spectacular finish no one sa...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  15. One hundred stories to watch

    Jonah Keri

    To celebrate Opening Day, Jonah Keri presents 100 story lines to watch for the season.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2008
  16. Choosing sides for the World Series

    Jonah Keri

    If your team is one of the 28 that didn't make the World Series this year, Jonah Keri can tell you whether to root for the Red Sox or Rockies.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2007