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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. Jonah Keri Podcast: Sam Miller and Jason Beck

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus about the Dodgers and NL pennant races, and to MLB.com's Jason Beck about the Tigers and trade rumors. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: Ben Lindbergh and Andy McCullough

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus about Tony Gwynn and the NL East, and to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star on the recent rise of the Royals. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports p...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. The 30: A Yankee in Winter

    Jonah Keri

    If you had to pick one word to describe the 2014 season, you could do a lot worse than ... weird. The Dodgers, heavy favorites in the National League, are as close to last place as they are to first. Last year's cellar-dwelling Jays and moribun...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Troy Tulowitzki’s Having a Moment …; and Possibly a ...

    Jonah Keri

    Troy Tulowitzki did something extraordinary on Monday night against the Rangers. He reached base four times, but that wasn't it. He hit two opposite-field, two-run homers, but that wasn't it, either. No, the earth-shattering moment came i...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  11. 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
  12. The Two Towers: Is Arizona's Front Office Reloading the Diam...

    Jonah Keri

    On February 3, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced contract extensions for the franchise's two most visible leaders, general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. At first glance, this seemed like standard operating proce...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  13. 2014 NL West Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 MLB division preview series concludes with the NL West, where the Dodgers look to settle unfinished business, the Giants relish the arrival of an even-numbered year, the Diamondbacks try to weather losing their ace, the Padres h...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. The Tide Slowly Turns in the NLCS

    Jonah Keri

    Like every playoff battle, Game 3 of the National League Championship Series featured its share of moments worth dissecting. But in the end, the story of this game, and the reason the Dodgers trimmed their series deficit to 2-1, can be boiled down to...

    Blog | October 15, 2013