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  1. Seattle Support Staff: Have the Mariners Surrounded Their Stars W...

    Jonah Keri

    With both Pittsburgh and Kansas City finally tasting October baseball over the past two seasons, just three franchises still wander the wilderness of decade-plus playoff droughts: the Blue Jays (21 seasons), the Mariners (13 seasons), and the Marlins...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  2. The Babe, Prime Pedro, and Baby Bryce: Taking a Trip Through Majo...

    Jonah Keri

    The first image you see is Dazzy Vance - a tight shot of the right-handed flamethrower, twisting his body in an exaggerated windup, then firing a pitch in super-slow motion. The camera cuts to Ty Cobb, standing at home plate, feet should...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  3. Baseball’s Worst Contracts

    Jonah Keri

    Like all good CEOs, the men who run Major League Baseball's 30 teams try to be forward-thinking. Even those who have only the most cursory interest in number-crunching understand that baseball players typically peak in their twenties and de...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  4. Miami Nice: The Wayward Marlins Take Aim at Sustained Success

    Jonah Keri

    Way back in 2007, the Marlins employed a 24-year-old slugger who possessed terrifying skills at the plate. Four seasons plus into his career, he'd blossomed into a perennial MVP candidate and the face of a franchise that had twice won it al...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  5. The Nationals’ Max Scherzer Signing Is a Short-Term Coup, a...

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals and free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have reportedly agreed to a seven-year contract, potentially paving the way for another blockbuster deal out of D.C. and dramatically affecting multiple playoff races. Though th...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  6. Hall of Fame Voting Primer: My Top 10, Plus a Randy Johnson Appre...

    Jonah Keri

    Charles Bronfman was desperate. Disillusioned by player salaries zooming past team revenue streams, the heir to the Seagram's liquor fortune had put his Montreal franchise up for sale. But the Expos had gotten off to a hot start in 1989, an...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  7. Padres. Trade. MANIA!!!!! A Thorough, Thoughtful (Read: Instant) ...

    Ben Lindbergh and Jonah Keri

    Since you last read about the Padres trading for Wil Myers, which they did after agreeing to trade for Matt Kemp, they have reportedly traded for Justin Upton, Derek Norris, and Will Middlebrooks. For those counting at home, that's five new bats...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  8. What the Three-Team, 11-Player Wil Myers Trade Bonanza Means for ...

    Jonah Keri

    San Diego, Tampa Bay, and Washington staged a battle royale on Wednesday, engaging in a three-team trade involving a whopping 11 players. Though the Padres' acquisition of 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Rays is the centerpiece of ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  9. Lester Who? The Red Sox Rebuild With Three Solid (Albeit Not Sexy...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox moved quickly to make up for missing out on Jon Lester, landing three starting pitchers in the span of a few hours without sacrificing any premium prospects or raiding the vault for a massive free-agent deal. In the headlining d...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  10. The Artful Dodgers: Processing Kemp, Kendrick, and the Rest of Lo...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the craziest binges by any team at any winter meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off five major moves Wednesday and early Thursday, sending a former MVP-caliber star packing, overhauling their infield, resha...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  11. Cleveland Edges Closer to Contention With Brandon Moss Trade

    Jonah Keri

    The Indians' trade for Brandon Moss highlighted a quiet first day at baseball's winter meetings, signaling the likelihood of bigger leaguewide moves as soon as today, and bigger happenings in Cleveland as soon as this coming seaso...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Why Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell Is College Basketball&rsq...

    Michael Baumann

    Last year, Grantland's Jonah Keri unveiled a list of what he called the "BestCoolest" baseball players he'd ever seen, sidestepping the idea of "best," which is often quantifiable and therefore not very interesting&am...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  15. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, and Boston’s High-Risk, Hig...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to deals with both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (pending physicals), a combination of signings that could portend future moves and success or could end in spectacular failure....

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  16. Jason Heyward’s a Cardinal? Russell Martin’s a Jay? G...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove caught fire on Monday, with two blockbuster signings and one shocking trade kick-starting baseball's offseason. Ben Lindbergh already took an in-depth look at Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth 13-year, $325 million deal, so let&#039...

    Blog | November 18, 2014