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  1. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Jonah Keri Podcast: Mel Didier and Emma Span

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to legendary MLB scout Mel Didier about his impact on the 1988 World Series and his run-in with Fidel Castro, and to Sports Illustrated editor Emma Span about the Mets and what we should look for in a sports commissioner. Listen t...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  3. The 30: deGreat Debate

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the winners and losers have been toasted and chided. Much to the Phillies' chagrin, however, not every team that stood pat joined Ruben Amaro's squad in earning the "loser&quot...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  4. The 30: It’s a Brave New World

    Jonah Keri

    The A's and Cubs pulled off the first blockbuster of trade-deadline season with a six-player swap over the holiday weekend, but it's tough to know when we'll see another deal that big. That's because with one week to go until the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. The 30: Running for Their Lives

    Jonah Keri

    As part of my weekly effort to explain the difference between a true power rankings column and a page that simply ranks teams by record, I've noted the importance of multiple factors beyond wins and losses. One of the biggest is roster q...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. MLB Over/Under Jamboree

    Jonah Keri

    When cranking out baseball betting odds, Vegas and online sportsbooks have always used a combination of rigorous data analysis and information on individuals' betting habits to ensure that picking winners is a challenge. We laypeople like to thi...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  8. Winter Meetings Wrap: Recapping the Final Flurry of Deals and Pre...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's winter meetings concluded with Thursday's Rule 5 draft, where the Rangers generated some of the biggest buzz of the week by selecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That tells you all you need to know. Team executives left Or...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. Let's Calm Down About Matt Harvey's Elbow

    Jonah Keri

    Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, wiping out the rest of this season, throwing next season into doubt, and likely derailing the Mets' near-term hopes for contention. The ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  10. Roster Doctor: The Stretch Run

    Jonah Keri

    The fantasy baseball landscape starts to change dramatically about this time of year. Rehabbing players on non-contending teams decide (or are persuaded) to sit out the rest of the season and get ready for next year. Teams slap dynamic, young pitcher...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Trade Deadline Preview: NL East Edition

    Jonah Keri

    We launched our division-by-division early trade deadline preview on Monday with a look at the NL Central. Today, the surprisingly weak NL East. ATLANTA BRAVES We're just shy of the season's halfway point, and the Braves are the only team in th...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  13. Debut Tuesday: Two Heralded Prospects Get the Call

    Jonah Keri

    There's something about big-league debuts in baseball that makes them different than first games in any sport. Maybe it's the anticipation built up through years of minor league toil. Maybe it's the wide range of possible outcomes, from no-hitters to...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  14. Roster Doctor: The Matchup Game

    Jonah Keri

    Coming into this season, Scott Feldman owned a career 4.81 ERA. It wasn't all bad, of course. You could blame some of those runs allowed on the harsh pitching environment at Arlington in which he toiled for eight years. There were flashes of strong r...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  15. 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
  16. The Non-Roster Invitees Chronicles: National League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    On Wednesday, I covered 15 players with compelling backstories who've been invited to spring training with American League clubs. Per that article: "These are the NRIs, the non-roster invitees promised almost nothing — not a job, not a major le...

    Blog | February 21, 2013