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  1. Driven by Youth, Pittsburgh Aims to Best the Regression Beast

    Jonah Keri

    With one out in the top of the 10th inning of Monday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves knotted in a scoreless tie with the Cubs. Chicago speedster Emilio Bonifacio took an aggressive lead, and Pittsburgh righ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. 2014 MLB Season Predictions

    Jonah Keri

    We've witnessed baseball in Australia and baseball in San Diego. We've previewed all six divisions and counted down the days until the season's arrival. Now that Opening Day is finally here, it's time for my annual season predicti...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. 2014 NL West Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 MLB division preview series concludes with the NL West, where the Dodgers look to settle unfinished business, the Giants relish the arrival of an even-numbered year, the Diamondbacks try to weather losing their ace, the Padres h...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  4. 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
  5. MLB Over/Under Jamboree

    Jonah Keri

    When cranking out baseball betting odds, Vegas and online sportsbooks have always used a combination of rigorous data analysis and information on individuals' betting habits to ensure that picking winners is a challenge. We laypeople like to thi...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  6. Whether Mark Trumbo Helps or Hurts Arizona, Plus More on Tuesday'...

    Jonah Keri

    A trio of intriguing, midlevel Tuesday deals answered a few questions here at baseball's winter meetings, but left many more unanswered. Here's a look at what each deal means for the teams involved — and for the notable outfielders and starting...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Winter Meetings Primer: Matt Kemp, David Price, and More Story Li...

    Jonah Keri

    We've seen more hot stove action to this point than in any other season in recent memory. Still, plenty of questions remain as baseball's annual winter meetings begin today. Short-handed teams will look to fill their roster holes before the pool of q...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  8. The Sizzlin' Stove: Dissecting Brian McCann's Signing and a Slew ...

    Jonah Keri

    A flurry of moves over the past few days has the hot stove firing earlier than usual this offseason. With the Prince Fielder–Ian Kinsler blockbuster swap already thoroughly examined, let's explore what these other trades and signings mean for t...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  9. What a Difference a Day Makes in the LCS

    Jonah Keri

    Kicking the Momentum Fairy in the ass, the Dodgers and Tigers shrugged off tough losses, hoisting themselves back into their respective series with convincing wins Wednesday. Here's what went down. The Dodgers showed that spending a quarter-bi...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  10. Another Drama-Filled LCS Doubleheader

    Jonah Keri

    Two more close, low-scoring battles, two games closer to the World Series. And a few thoughts on a tense Tuesday doubleheader: There's a belief in some corners that teams must do the little things well to survive in the postseason. The Tigers do t...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri Podcast: Derrick Goold, Jason Beck, Tim Britton, and J...

    Jonah Keri

    With four teams left in the MLB playoffs, we wanted to cover all the bases on the Jonah Keri Podcast. First, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold discusses the Cardinals' wildly productive farm system, the Albert Pujols decision, and the s...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  12. The Tide Slowly Turns in the NLCS

    Jonah Keri

    Like every playoff battle, Game 3 of the National League Championship Series featured its share of moments worth dissecting. But in the end, the story of this game, and the reason the Dodgers trimmed their series deficit to 2-1, can be boiled down to...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  13. 19 Takeaways From an Epic MLB Playoff Quadrupleheader

    Jonah Keri

    We're only seven days into this year's MLB playoffs, and it's hard to figure out how things can get any better. Monday's events were so scintillating, so maddening, so ludicrous, that a dozen attempts at narratives have been tossed in the trash. Inst...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  14. The Dodgers Are So Hot Even Their Pitchers Are Mashing

    Jonah Keri

    The reasons for the Dodgers' success are many. We've covered Hanley Ramirez's gigantic bounceback season, the rise of Yasiel Puig, and even the lesser-known players who've provided a big boost. Lately, the team's starting pitching has been the story,...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  15. Second-Tier Stars Fueling Dodgers' Success

    Jonah Keri

    Thirty-seven and eight. That was the Dodgers' record over the 45 games leading into Monday night's game against the Mets. The last time any team fared better during a 45-game stretch was the 1951 Giants, who staged one of the greatest comebacks in ba...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  16. Mike Trout's Ridiculous Encore Performance

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball (even if voters and players disagreed). His was one of the best rookie seasons of all time, ranking with Dwight Gooden's off-the-charts '85 campaign as one of the best efforts ever for a player in...

    Blog | August 07, 2013