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  1. Roster Doctor: Let's Do a Twitter-bag

    Jonah Keri

    Twitter has got fantasy questions, we've got answers. Hot starts, cold starts, bullpens in flux, trade scenarios, a top 10 that'll start 30,000 fights, and much more, all covered in this edition of the Roster Doctor. Stick with Wade Davis and Jon ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. Verlander, Posey, and the Death of Free Agency

    Jonah Keri

    Justin Verlander and Buster Posey both signed gigantic contract extensions, underscoring a growing trend in baseball: the death of free agency. Already signed through 2014, Verlander's extension with the Tigers will last five years and pay him $14...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  3. Mariners Open the Vault for King Felix

    Jonah Keri

    The Seattle Mariners are on the verge of signing Felix Hernandez to a seven-year, $175 million contract, locking up the team's franchise player through his prime, setting a new standard for pitcher contracts, and opening the door for a new round of b...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  4. Justin Verlander is delivering yet another award-worthy season

    Jonah Keri

    While everyone fixates on the Triple Crown in Detroit, they're forgetting about Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  5. An All-Star-Worthy Countdown

    Jonah Keri

    It was an 8-0 blowout that was decided by the fourth. Both sides breezed through 1-2-3 inning after 1-2-3 inning thereafter — great if you're a student of pitching, not so much if you're looking for fireworks. And the game ended with a retired ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  6. Middle Relief: Who Is the Best Pitcher in Baseball?

    Jonah Keri

    Seems like a straightforward question, right? Flip through the stats to find the league leaders. Use your eyes if you're someone who does that well. Turns out it's not that easy. Sifting through all the available stats (basic or advanced) and try...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  7. Game of the Night: Tigers vs. Indians

    Jonah Keri

    So many factors went into the Tigers running away with the AL Central last year, you couldn't possibly track them all. Justin Verlander was the best pitcher in the league and Miguel Cabrera might've been the best hitter. Jose Valverde didn't blow a s...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  8. Grantland Network Podcast: Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri

    Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report tells us how the Rangers have pushed to the brink of their second straight World Series and how Nelson Cruz became the new Mr. October. Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com takes us through the Tigers' Game 4 loss, the inte...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  9. Six Takeaways From a Wild Wild-Card Weekend

    Jonah Keri

    1. Jacoby Ellsbury is my AL MVP. Advanced stats are anything but unanimous on the award. FanGraphs has Ellsbury ahead of Jose Bautista and Justin Verlander. Baseball-Reference has it as Bautista by a hair over Verlander, with Ellsbury trailing bot...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  10. The Tigers' Other Guys

    Jonah Keri

    There are several reasons why Justin Verlander is getting more MVP love than any pitcher in years. Going 23-5 with a 2.36 ERA helps. So does playing for a winning team that's exceeded expectations. But maybe the biggest reason Verlander's the bigg...

    Blog | September 16, 2011