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  1. The Artful Dodgers: Processing Kemp, Kendrick, and the Rest of Lo...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the craziest binges by any team at any winter meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off five major moves Wednesday and early Thursday, sending a former MVP-caliber star packing, overhauling their infield, resha...

    Blog | December 11, 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. Jonah Keri breaks down the American League Championship Series

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox face off for the right to advance to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  5. The Often-Underappreciated Adrian Beltre

    Jonah Keri

    He's never won an MVP. He made the All-Star team exactly zero times in his first 12 seasons. He's played on just three playoff teams, bowing out in the first round two of those three times. He's never been the best player in the league. Yet here w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  6. It's Time for Some NL Midseason Awards

    Jonah Keri

    On Tuesday we handed out the American League midseason awards. Time for a look at the NL. MVP: Buster Posey You can name any one of seven or eight candidates and have a great argument, but Posey gets the slightest of nods. For starters, no Nati...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  7. Jonah Keri on Baltimore's heavy-hitting Chris Davis

    Jonah Keri

    Once considered a reclamation project at best, Baltimore's Chris Davis is hitting the ball at MVP levels.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. After two decades of futility, the Pirates are putting the league...

    Jonah Keri

    MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen has the Pirates in uncharted waters.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  11. We Spend 10 Minutes With Justin Upton

    Jonah Keri

    Justin Upton is struggling. A rising star and one of this year's trendy MVP picks, the 24-year-old right fielder was expected to have another amazing year for the Diamondbacks. But a lingering thumb injury has hampered his swing and hurt his producti...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  12. A Big Win for Ryan Braun

    Jonah Keri

    Ryan Braun will be in the Milwaukee Brewers lineup on Opening Day. On Thursday, an arbitration panel upheld Braun's appeal and threw out a pending 50-game suspension against the reigning National League MVP. It marked the first time that a major ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  13. Six Takeaways From a Wild Wild-Card Weekend

    Jonah Keri

    1. Jacoby Ellsbury is my AL MVP. Advanced stats are anything but unanimous on the award. FanGraphs has Ellsbury ahead of Jose Bautista and Justin Verlander. Baseball-Reference has it as Bautista by a hair over Verlander, with Ellsbury trailing bot...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  14. The Tigers' Other Guys

    Jonah Keri

    There are several reasons why Justin Verlander is getting more MVP love than any pitcher in years. Going 23-5 with a 2.36 ERA helps. So does playing for a winning team that's exceeded expectations. But maybe the biggest reason Verlander's the bigg...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  15. The St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols, Free Agency, and Jose Rey...

    Jonah Keri

    Would losing Albert Pujols really be a terrible thing?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011