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  1. Explaining the Kansas City Royals’ Postseason Offensive Exp...

    Jonah Keri

    Of all the crazy stats that we can mention about the hotter-than-Hades Kansas City Royals, this might be my favorite: After failing to score eight runs or more in any of their final 39 regular-season contests, they've hit that mark in three...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  2. MLB Awards: The 2014 AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Y...

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is in the books, and the playoffs start tonight. Before we start the postseason dancing, however, there's one final piece of pre-October business to handle: picking the 2014 MLB awards winners! Once again, I'm not...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. National Pastime: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals became the first team to clinch their division this season, doing so mere minutes before the neighboring Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Throughout the 2014 campaign, the Nats have conjured late-inning heroics and convinc...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Most Valuable, Period? Felix, Kershaw, and the Pitcher-as-MVP Deb...

    Jonah Keri

    There's no denying the incredible seasons Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez are having. Kershaw's 2014 achievements have been remarkable: He threw a 15-strikeout, no-walk no-hitter that ranks among the best pitching performan...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  5. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. Welcome Back to Master-Rod Theatre

    Jonah Keri

    Alex Rodriguez was the talk of the baseball world Wednesday, storming out of his own arbitration hearing, appearing on Mike Francesa's show to proclaim his innocence against PED charges, and simultaneously pointing out real injustices in MLB's attemp...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  7. 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
  8. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Pitchers

    Jonah Keri

    This week, Grantland profiled the best player in today's game and also lamented/scrutinized/mourned/HotTake'd one of the greatest players of all time. Any time a discussion of best-sports-anything starts, it has a tendency to get heated. Float a ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Forget PEDs, Baseball Is Fun As Hell Right Now

    Jonah Keri

    You won't find many gloomier weeks of headlines for any sport than what baseball's getting right now. Ryan Braun has been compared to a cockroach. Alex Rodriguez is "the Whitey Bulger of baseball." We're drowning in PED rumors, PED news, and especial...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. Hall of Fame Ballot Breakdown

    Jonah Keri

    We got The Great Hall of Fame Shutout of 2013, a no-vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America that ensured induction weekend will be free of living beings for the first time in 50-plus years. Players accused (Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa) or k...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  12. Red Sox Make Their First Move With Napoli Signing

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a three-year, $39 million contract. Which raises the question: Which Mike Napoli are they getting? Take a look at Napoli's past four seasons, the four in which he's played more than 100 games: 2009: 11...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  13. Mike Trout Is the Real MVP, Miguel Cabrera Is the Players' MVP

    Jonah Keri

    Mike Trout should have won the American League Most Valuable Player award. He didn't, for reasons ranging from Cabrera winning the Triple Crown (a three-stat measure that conveniently leaves out a whole host of factors that point to Trout's season tr...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  14. MLB Playoff Wrap: The Cardinals' Endless Supply of Prospects

    Jonah Keri

    Thoughts on NLCS Game 3 while Mark McGwire searches Jason Motte's beard for signs of intelligent life ... MIKE MATHENY IS LEARNING ON THE JOB The Cardinals' first-year manager certainly wasn't Mattingly-esque in his bunting this year, but the Cardi...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  15. MLB Playoff Wrap: Yanks, Nats Head Home With a Split

    Jonah Keri

    Two on, one out, Cardinals lead 2-1 in the bottom of the second of Monday's National League Division Series Game 2 against the Nationals. Jaime Garcia's spot in the order's due up. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sidled over to Garcia, said a few word...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  16. Kris Medlen's Super-Secret Season for the Ages

    Jonah Keri

    Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and R.A. Dickey. The A's, the O's, and the Nats. The 2012 MLB season has been flush with unlikely heroes and amazing stories. But the wildest ride going right now isn't a rookie phenom, a 37-year-old knuckleballer, or a Cind...

    Blog | September 21, 2012