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  1. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. Jonah Keri Podcast: Dave Cameron and Mark Feinsand

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to FanGraphs' Dave Cameron about advanced stats, the Angels, and the Tigers, and to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News about the Yankees. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, and...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  5. The 30: Armed and Dangerous

    Jonah Keri

    Got the post-Easter blues? Dreading a week full of TPS reports? Just remember: Things could be worse. Way worse. It's Week 3 of The 30. ...; and never left. 30. Houston Astros (5-14 record, -41 run...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  6. 2014 AL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to Grantland's 2014 MLB division previews. From now until Opening Day, I'll break down each team in each division, looking at key additions and losses, best- and worst-case scenarios, crucial story lines, and more. Up firs...

    Blog | March 21, 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. What Alex Rodriguez's 162-Game Suspension Means for the Yankees, ...

    Jonah Keri

    Alex Rodriguez dominated the weekend headlines, seeing his suspension reduced from 211 games to 162 on Saturday, then serving as Anthony Bosch's human punching bag on Sunday's 60 Minutes. Let's focus on what happened Saturday, because while indepe...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. 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
  10. The Sizzlin' Stove: Dissecting Brian McCann's Signing and a Slew ...

    Jonah Keri

    A flurry of moves over the past few days has the hot stove firing earlier than usual this offseason. With the Prince Fielder–Ian Kinsler blockbuster swap already thoroughly examined, let's explore what these other trades and signings mean for t...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  11. 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
  12. We Went There: Mariano Rivera's Last Home Game

    Jonah Keri

    The emotion built up, in stages. This was Mariano Rivera's last home game at Yankee Stadium, and for most of it, the crowd was dead silent. At the start, the Bleacher Creatures performed their roll call ritual, chanting "MA-RI-A-NO!" to close it o...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. Can the Yankees Make a Playoff Run?

    Jonah Keri

    No one has hit a more polarizing home run this season than the one Alex Rodriguez launched into the center-field bleachers Sunday night. If you're an A-Rod hater or just a fan of swift justice, you had to wonder how Rodriguez was on the field in ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  14. Soriano Comes Home to the Bronx

    Jonah Keri

    Desperate for any hitter with a pulse, the Yankees acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, landing a 37-year-old left fielder with a .287 on-base percentage who still qualifies as a major upgrade over what they have. Crushed by injuries to Curtis ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  15. It's Time for Some AL Midseason Awards

    Jonah Keri

    With apologies to those who revel in seeing Steve Delabar face Marco Scutaro, there is no worse time of year for sports fans than this week's four-day dead zone. So what better time to hand out our midseason MLB awards? Here then are the players and ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  16. 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