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  1. Four MLB Stories You Might Have Missed While Watching Jenrry Meji...

    Jonah Keri

    With big headlines like the Tommy John epidemic, the historic strikeout rate, and moonwalking closers dominating this baseball season, you're forgiven if you've lost track of some of the subtler stories affecting the 2014 campaign. Here are...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. The 30: Lucky or Good?

    Jonah Keri

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about using run differential as a tool for predicting a team's success. Today, let's advance to Sabermetrics 201 for a lesson on "cluster luck." Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, presented cluster luc...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Kings of the Call-up

    Jonah Keri

    It took longer than it should have. The Red Sox screwed around for too long with the likes of meme generator Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder. Sure, there were reasons. They didn't want to rush their top prospect. They wanted to ensure he could play his...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: Rany Jazayerli, Burke Badenhop, John Axford, ...

    Jonah Keri

    With the MLB trade deadline looming, Jonah Keri talks to Grantland writer Rany Jazayerli about the art of buying and selling. Should the long-shot Royals sell, buy, or both? Should the ostensibly eliminated Phillies sell, or do off-field concerns tru...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Doc Halladay's A-Game Rides Off Into the Sunset

    Jonah Keri

    For most of us, it happens gradually. You lose a step, start forgetting to file your TPS reports. The attaboys you got when you were young and hungry start to fade. Years and years of erosion, until one day, your boss calls you into his office. You'r...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Jonah Keri on why the Philadelphia Phillies need to retool their ...

    Jonah Keri

    At what point does Philadelphia see the writing on the wall and start building for tomorrow?

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Phillies-Twins Make a Deal While Everyone Heads to the Airport

    Jonah Keri

    The Philadelphia Phillies dealt young starting pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Minnesota Twins for center fielder Ben Revere, addressing Philly's biggest lineup hole and dramatically changing the market for available outfielders now that ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  13. Many Unanswered Questions As the Winter Meetings Wind Down

    Jonah Keri

    A grab bag of smaller deals and rumors, while waiting for updates on the four-team trade of death ... The Red Sox are rumored to be interested in Cody Ross, which makes no sense for a team that already has every outfield position and DH cover...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  14. The Hot News From the Winter Meetings

    Jonah Keri

    News and notes as we roll into Day 2 of the Winter Meetings ... • The Rangers signed former Royals closer Joakim Soria to a two-year, $8 million deal. This marks the second straight offseason in which Texas inked a closer rehabbing from T...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  15. Who Will Be the Next Orioles?

    Jonah Keri

    The Baltimore Orioles were a bad team in 2011. Terrible, really. They won 69 games, finished last in the AL East, and allowed 152 more runs than they scored. If anyone other than Dan Duquette and the players' moms figured the O's could storm back, wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  16. Phillies and Brewers Making a Lot of September Noise

    Jonah Keri

    The Brewers have moved 9.5 games closer to the National League's wild-card spot in the past 39 days. The Phillies have also chopped 9.5 games off their wild-card deficit in the past 37 days. Milwaukee now sits 3.5 games behind St. Louis w...

    Blog | September 14, 2012