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  1. How the NL Central Will Be Won

    Jonah Keri

    The baseball world got a jolt Sunday afternoon when, for the first time in three-plus months, a team other than Milwaukee held an outright lead in the NL Central. It didn't last long. The Cardinals, who'd briefly moved into fir...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. The 30: Angels in the Outfield (and Bullpen)

    Jonah Keri

    We're only three games beyond the All-Star break, yet the pennant-race craziness has already begun. The NL Central is a free-for-all following the Brewers' big slump. The AL East is full of mediocre-to-bad teams that believe they still hav...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The Jonah Keri Podcast: Chip Caray and Derrick Goold

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah talks to Chip Caray about the Braves and his career in broadcasting, and to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold about the Cardinals and the NL Central race. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter, and subscrib...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  5. Did the Pittsburgh Pirates Penny-Pinch Their Way Back Into Irrele...

    Jonah Keri

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed a dream 2013 season full of walk-offs, celebratory hashtags, and Super Mario Brothers-themed Cutchy goodness, nabbing their first winning season and playoff berth in 21 years. And there was noooooo doubt about...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  6. The Duncan Way: How Cardinals Pitchers Continue to Dominate by Ex...

    Jonah Keri

    Dan Brooks, an experimental psychologist and the proprietor of the excellent baseball analysis site Brooks Baseball, contributed charts, data, and research for this article. Follow Dan on Twitter @brooksbaseball and visit Brooks Baseball for more adv...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  7. Something Special’s Brewing: How Milwaukee Turned a Disastr...

    Jonah Keri

    The lineup the Milwaukee Brewers fielded against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night looked like it belonged in a split-squad spring training game. Elian Herrera, the light-hitting utility man with one career big league homer, hit second. Sco...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. 2014 NL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's MLB division preview series continues today with the NL Central, where the Cardinals aim for their third World Series berth in four years, the Reds try to get by with a thin lineup, the Pirates hope to pull off consecutive miracle se...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  9. The Hunt for the NL Central

    Jonah Keri

    Three games into the biggest stretch of their season, the Cardinals have taken two out of three against the Reds, seizing first place in the NL Central. Still, the race is far from over. The Cards have 29 games left to hold on to their lead. Mean...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. The NL Central in the Clutch

    Jonah Keri

    Two on, one out, his team needing a big hit in a big game against a hard-charging division rival. The perfect spot for Allen Craig. Announcers use lines like those all the time. They talk about someone being the perfect player for a high-leverage ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    The trade deadline might be a month away, but that doesn't mean teams are waiting to make some moves.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  13. Jonah Keri on the NL Central

    Jonah Keri

    We continue our countdown to Opening Day, wondering if the Reds can stay on top.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  14. Jonah Keri breaks down how the Reds became NL Central contenders ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Cincinnati Reds provide the blueprint for how to build a contender by playing the free agent waiting game.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012