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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    Part 1 of our second-annual MLB Trade Value Rankings debuted on Wednesday. Today, we're rounding out the list by examining baseball's top 35 trade chips. Remember, last year's rankings appear in parentheses. Click here to read Part 1....

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    After a slow start, Mike Trout is delivering a worthy encore performance to his historic rookie season.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2013
  9. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    An emotional week in Boston is capped by the rebirth of its rotation. All that plus the rest of our MLB rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri on the AL West

    Jonah Keri

    Our road to Opening Day takes us to Texas, Washington, and Mike Trout's second act.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri on the worst contracts in MLB

    Jonah Keri

    After evaluating the best deals in MLB, it's time to determine which ones you should run away from.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  12. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    On Monday we started the enormous task of bringing the Grantland Trade Value franchise to Major League Baseball. Now it's time we wrap it all up with the rest of our top 50 assets in the league. Click here for part 1 31. Jason Kipnis 30. Ben Z...

    Blog | November 29, 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. 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
  15. Roster Doctor Mailbag!

    Jonah Keri

    Mailbag time! If you've got a question for a future fantasy baseball post, e-mail grantlandfantasy@gmail.com, or do as these fine folks did by tweeting questions to me here: @jonahkeri. What is the general potential of Matt Harvey? Could he be the...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  16. Middle Relief: The Next Ones

    Jonah Keri

    On April 28, the Angels surprised the baseball world by calling up Mike Trout. A consensus top-three prospect, Trout was considered a future star. But he was just 20 years old, and had struggled at the plate in a 40-game big league cameo last year. T...

    Blog | August 22, 2012