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  1. The 30: For the Orioles, Cardinals, Jays, and Rangers, Timing Is ...

    Jonah Keri

    Consider the huge importance of timing in baseball. A major league hitter has less than 0.4 seconds to react to an Aroldis Chapman fastball, and as soon as he gears up for that heater, a looping curve falls out of the sky and into the strike zone....

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. What Garrett Richards's Injury Means for the Angels' Wo...

    Jonah Keri

    Angels ace Garrett Richards suffered a brutal knee injury while covering first base Wednesday night, likely knocking him out for the rest of the regular season and postseason, and certainly thrusting the team's rotation into chaos a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. The 30: The Young and the Rising

    Jonah Keri

    No division has produced more intrigue this year than the AL West. The Angels and A's boast the top two records in baseball, and along with the division-rival Mariners own three of the top four run differentials in the majors. All three AL West ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  4. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Roster Doctor Fantasy Mailbag: Love in the Time of Pitching Injur...

    Jonah Keri

    Bienvenue, mes amis! It's time for another visit with the Roster Doctor. If you're joining us for the first time, here are the rules: Send your fantasy baseball questions to grantlandfantasy@gmail.com, and the Doctor will answer them o...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Jonah Keri Podcast: Adnan Virk and Benjamin Hochman

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri calls ESPN's Adnan Virk to discuss Bryce Harper's thumb injury and hosting Baseball Tonight. Plus, Benjamin Hochman comes on to talk Rockies. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, and subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. 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
  10. The 30: Trouble’s Brewing

    Jonah Keri

    If you were hoping for increased clarity on baseball's pecking order two weeks into the season ...; keep hoping. Injuries continue to plague some of the best players on the best teams; several clubs that looked like playoff locks have stumb...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  11. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Soriano Comes Home to the Bronx

    Jonah Keri

    Desperate for any hitter with a pulse, the Yankees acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, landing a 37-year-old left fielder with a .287 on-base percentage who still qualifies as a major upgrade over what they have. Crushed by injuries to Curtis ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  14. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    No one expected much from the Padres, but a series of injuries has allowed a youth movement to make some noise out west.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  15. New York's present is bad, but the questions about the future cou...

    Jonah Keri

    As we write the obituary for the Bronx Bombers' season, we have more questions than answers for their future.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  16. Who's Really to Blame for the Red Sox Apocalypse?

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball is a complicated game, the results of one day, one month, even one season subject to slumps and streaks, injuries and recoveries, players controlling their own destiny and players having their fate decided by a bad hop or a bad call. With th...

    Blog | August 15, 2012