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  1. Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers' AL West Cha...

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who's a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially o...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  2. Why Robinson Cano's Gigantic Deal Is Smart for the Mariners, and ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms with Robinson Cano on a 10-year, $240 million contract, marking the most dramatic example to date of a franchise taking the $26 million per team per year in new national TV money and actually spending it. It'...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  3. Why the Prince FielderIan Kinsler Megadeal Is a Smart Trade for ...

    Jonah Keri

    In the first blockbuster trade of this offseason, the Detroit Tigers sent Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler. This deal makes a ton of sense — for both teams. Still, a one-for-one trade has rarely been so com...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  4. AL East Report: Laser Show Locked Up, O's Pen Gets a Boost

    Jonah Keri

    Two AL East contenders made moves Tuesday, one of them a win-now play, the other with an eye toward the future. The Red Sox locked up their franchise player, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension. The All-Star sec...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  5. Trade Deadline Preview: NL West Edition

    Jonah Keri

    It wasn't supposed to be this way. After yet another spending spree that included a $147 million splurge on Zack Greinke, the Dodgers were expected to be leading contenders for the NL West crown. Their chief competition figured to be the Giants, f...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  6. Beware the $100 Million MLB Man

    Jonah Keri

    In his glory years with the Cardinals, Albert Pujols had few leaguemates he could truly call peers. In his first few seasons, there was Barry Bonds, then there was Pujols, followed by the rest of the league. When Bonds left the game, Pujols vied for ...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  7. Does It Make Sense to Replace a Manager During the Season?

    Jonah Keri

    A two-game winning streak notwithstanding, the Dodgers have been terrible this year. That in itself isn't necessarily a huge issue. Lots of teams have been terrible this year. But those other teams aren't carrying a $216 million payroll, didn't get b...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  8. Meet MLB's All-Bargain Team

    Jonah Keri

    Most of the big-ticket free agents reeled in last winter have been, at least so far, colossal busts. The Dodgers' $147 million has bought them five starts' worth of Zack Greinke. The Angels' $125 million investment has yielded a .222/.283/.399 line f...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. Roster Doctor: The Unpredictability of Closers, NL Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Jason Motte was one of the best and most reliable closers in the game, racking up 42 saves, nearly 11 strikeouts per nine innings, and a 2.75 ERA. He signed a two-year, $12 million contract in January, and was widely expected to have anoth...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. The Sticker Shock of Wainwright's New Deal Is MLB's New Normal

    Jonah Keri

    The Cardinals agreed to terms with Adam Wainwright this week on a five-year, $97.5 million deal, the latest reminder that baseball is swimming in cash, and that salaries will continue to soar. Let's start with this: Wainwright is a very good pitch...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  11. Greinke May Be OK, But That Doesn't Mean the Dodgers Are

    Jonah Keri

    The news started filtering in late Monday morning. Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' $147 million winter pickup, the biggest signing of the offseason, and the biggest signing ever for a right-handed pitcher, was scratched from his start, and would be flying...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  12. Patience Pays Off for Tribe in the Form of Michael Bourn

    Jonah Keri

    The Cleveland Indians agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with Michael Bourn, marking the second big-ticket outfielder signing of the offseason for the Tribe, and a clever recognition of a distorted market. The deal marks a sizable discoun...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Rafael Soriano Goes From Baseball's Capital to Nation's Capital

    Jonah Keri

    After months of waiting, Rafael Soriano finally landed a multi-year contract with perhaps the only team for whom such a deal would've made sense — the Washington Nationals. The 33-year-old right-hander will make $28 million over the next two...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  15. The Dodgers and the Curse of Plenty

    Jonah Keri

    As the calendar flipped over to June last season, the Dodgers faced what seemed like an easy decision. Six and a half months earlier, they had signed All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp to a $160 million contract extension, ensuring that their fran...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  16. Drew Signing More of the Same for the Bargain-Hunting Sox

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with shortstop Stephen Drew, giving all-glove/no-bat prospect Jose Iglesias another year of seasoning in the minors. Drew hit .265/.328/.433 in his seven-year big-league career. When healthy,...

    Blog | December 17, 2012