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  1. The 30: Stuck in the Middle With You

    Jonah Keri

    When Major League Baseball introduced the second wild-card spot in 2012, it triggered the Age of Uncertainty: The extra playoff spots mean more opportunity, but they also mean less clarity in the standings throughout the year. Such is the case as...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. The 30: Early Returns

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 season premiere of The 30! Each week, I'll use a wide array of criteria to rank all 30 major league teams, grouping them into tiers with similar squads and taking an in-depth look at one team per tier. Early in the season, I&...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Q&A: MLB Advanced Media's Bob Bowman Discusses Revolutio...

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball Advanced Media unveiled its new play-tracking system at last weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The technology will allow fans, analysts, and all 30 teams to gain precise information that was previously out of...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  5. Jonah Keri hands out the major MLB awards

    Jonah Keri

    Now that the regular season is officially over, it's time to hand out some well-deserved hardware.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: Manny Acta and Gabe Kapler

    Jonah Keri

    It's Insider Week on the Jonah Keri Podcast. First, former Nationals and Indians manager and current Baseball Tonight contributor Manny Acta walks us through the decisions he faced as a major league skipper. Can teams rethink the way they build and u...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Japan's Next Big Thing

    Jonah Keri

    As major league teams rush to re-sign star players before they can hit the open market, the supply of quality free agents continues to dwindle. The biggest pitching names that immediately come to mind in the coming free-agent crop are Matt Garza, Erv...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  8. Ten Minutes With A's Pitcher Brett Anderson

    Jonah Keri

    For a pitcher who's been in the majors fewer than five seasons, Brett Anderson has had a pretty eventful career. Anderson made the Show as a 21-year-old, making 30 starts, posting a strikeout-to-walk rate better than 3-to-1, and finishing sixth i...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  9. Jonah Keri Podcast: Jeff Passan and Craig Calcaterra

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball finally made its decision on the Biogenesis case, suspending Alex Rodriguez for 211 games and 12 other players for 50 games each. Which means...podcast time. Yahoo's Jeff Passan joined Jonah Keri to discuss MLB's drug suspens...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri on the Biogenesis suspensions

    Jonah Keri

    With the Biogenesis suspensions, the worst-kept secret in MLB history is finally out.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  11. Trade Deadline Goes Out With a Whimper

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball's non-waiver deadline came and went with no major trades happening after most sellers refused to budge from their price tags, negating what was widely predicted to be the best seller's market in years. The biggest name changi...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Rangers Get Better Now; Cubs Will Have to Wait

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers struck the first major deal before the trade deadline, shipping four players to the Chicago Cubs for veteran right-handed starter Matt Garza. In Garza, the Rangers acquired what might turn out to be the best pitcher on the market...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  14. Ryan Braun's Inconvenient Truth

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the 2013 season, crossing the league's most wanted PED user off its target list and serving notice to other players implicated in the ongoing Biogenesis case that more suspensions are likely ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  15. How Will Possible PED Suspensions Affect MLB Teams?

    Jonah Keri

    Sometime after the All-Star break, Major League Baseball plans to suspend Ryan Braun along with as many as 20 other players accused of performance-enhancing drug use, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Tuesday. The report highlights the latest chap...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  16. MLB's Ultimate Closer? Try a Lack of Sleep

    Jonah Keri

    Hitters swing at more bad pitches as the season goes on, and a group of scientists at Vanderbilt University believe it's because they're not sleeping long enough or well enough. After finding a spike in swings outside the strike zone throughout th...

    Blog | June 18, 2013