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  1. Tony Gwynn: 1960-2014

    Jonah Keri

    Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, the greatest player in Padres history, and a San Diego icon, died Monday after a four-year bout with cancer. He was 54. On July 28, 1997, Sports Illustrated...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Craig Biggio, Blank Ballots, and the Deeply Flawed Hall of Fame V...

    Jonah Keri

    Three players will be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame this summer, as voters elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas on Wednesday. But the first three-man class in 15 years was partly overshadowed by Craig Biggio's nearest of misses, wh...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Mike Trout's Ridiculous Encore Performance

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball (even if voters and players disagreed). His was one of the best rookie seasons of all time, ranking with Dwight Gooden's off-the-charts '85 campaign as one of the best efforts ever for a player in...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  5. AL East Report: Laser Show Locked Up, O's Pen Gets a Boost

    Jonah Keri

    Two AL East contenders made moves Tuesday, one of them a win-now play, the other with an eye toward the future. The Red Sox locked up their franchise player, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension. The All-Star sec...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Roster Doctor: The Incredibles

    Jonah Keri

    For as long as people have written words on the Internet, there's been a baseball snarkiarchy. This devoted group of provocateurs has made a sport of mocking numerous players over the years. Often analytically inclined, they home in on a certain kind...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  8. Ervin Santana and Kansas City's Pitching Gambit

    Jonah Keri

    Lost in all of last year's hoopla over Miguel Cabrera becoming the first player to win the Triple Crown in 45 years were the impressive numbers put up by the Angels' Ervin Santana. Big Erv gave up 39 homers, the highest total of any pitcher in the ma...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  9. The 2013 Giants Look a Lot Like the 2012 Giants

    Jonah Keri

    The San Francisco Giants are bringing back the same starting lineup that won them last year's World Series. The starting rotation is exactly the same. Of the 25 players projected to make the team's Opening Day roster this year, 22 were also Giants la...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri on the major leaguers who could make the leap this sea...

    Jonah Keri

    Which 16 players have the best chance at setting the league on fire this season?

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  11. Mariners Open the Vault for King Felix

    Jonah Keri

    The Seattle Mariners are on the verge of signing Felix Hernandez to a seven-year, $175 million contract, locking up the team's franchise player through his prime, setting a new standard for pitcher contracts, and opening the door for a new round of b...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  12. Hall of Fame Ballot Breakdown

    Jonah Keri

    We got The Great Hall of Fame Shutout of 2013, a no-vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America that ensured induction weekend will be free of living beings for the first time in 50-plus years. Players accused (Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa) or k...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  13. The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Jonah Keri

    The voters have spoken: No living soul will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The announcement that no players from this year's Hall of Fame ballot netted the 75 percent vote needed to gain enshrinement has triggered outrage in baseball...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  14. Sanchez Highlights a Wild Week on the Hot Stove

    Jonah Keri

    The wildest day of this Hot Stove season featured the winter's biggest contract for a position player, an affordable two-year deal for a veteran starting pitcher, and a fierce, two-team battle for an underrated starter. A few hours after the Angel...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  15. The Nationals and their balanced attack continue to tear up the l...

    Jonah Keri

    With a touch of homage to their 1994 Expos forefathers, the Nationals climb to the top of the charts.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  16. Tigers Thinking Today, Marlins Thinking Tomorrow

    Jonah Keri

    Every five years, the Marlins realize they're not contenders, call up their old boss Dave Dombrowski, and trade established veteran players for a bunch of prospects. The last time this happened, they gave away Miguel Cabrera and got back six players,...

    Blog | July 24, 2012