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  1. Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers' AL West Cha...

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who's a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially o...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  2. World Series: The Six Keys for Game 6

    Jonah Keri

    If you're ranking the wildest Game 6s in baseball history, you could argue that the Cardinals and Red Sox should claim three of the top spots. St. Louis will be playing in its first World Series Game 6 since the David Freese miracle of 2011, the ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  3. World Series, Game 5: Lester Dominates & Again

    Jonah Keri

    For the second time in five games, Jon Lester annihilated the Cardinals lineup and now has the Red Sox on the brink of winning their third World Series in the past decade. As crazy as it is to say this about any Red Sox–related story, it feels ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  4. The Jonah Keri Podcast: Brian MacPherson and Jenifer Langosch

    Jonah Keri

    With the World Series nearing its end, we rallied for the final edition of the Jonah Keri Podcast in 2013. First, Providence Journal writer Brian MacPherson talks Red Sox: Gomes or Nava? Salty or Ross? Peavy or Doubront in Game 7? What the hell's ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  5. World Series, Game 2: The Sox's Mound Mismanagement

    Jonah Keri

    The Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 4-2, on Thursday night, sending the World Series back to St. Louis in a 1-1 tie. They won largely because one pitcher didn't do his job. It's baseball, that happens. But with the game on the line, the Sox and manager J...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  6. World Series, Game 1: Lester Dominates

    Jonah Keri

    The pitching matchup for Game 1 of the World Series looked like a potential mismatch. The overmatched team would have to compensate by grinding out productive at-bats, playing better defense than the team in the other dugout, and getting at least a d...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  7. Tigers Leave Too Many Opportunities on the Table

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox won a nail-biter Thursday, topping the Tigers, 4-3, and moving to within one game of claiming the American League pennant. In a game that featured a few spectacular plays, it was the handful of squandered opportunities that stood out most...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  8. What a Difference a Day Makes in the LCS

    Jonah Keri

    Kicking the Momentum Fairy in the ass, the Dodgers and Tigers shrugged off tough losses, hoisting themselves back into their respective series with convincing wins Wednesday. Here's what went down. The Dodgers showed that spending a quarter-bi...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  9. Another Drama-Filled LCS Doubleheader

    Jonah Keri

    Two more close, low-scoring battles, two games closer to the World Series. And a few thoughts on a tense Tuesday doubleheader: There's a belief in some corners that teams must do the little things well to survive in the postseason. The Tigers do t...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri Podcast: Derrick Goold, Jason Beck, Tim Britton, and J...

    Jonah Keri

    With four teams left in the MLB playoffs, we wanted to cover all the bases on the Jonah Keri Podcast. First, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold discusses the Cardinals' wildly productive farm system, the Albert Pujols decision, and the s...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Jonah Keri on the League Championship Series

    Jonah Keri

    Lights-out pitching and late-inning drama set the stage for another memorable week in the MLB playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  13. St. Louis Advances on the Arm of Wainwright

    Jonah Keri

    I was going to tell you a story in many parts. We were going to rave about David Freese, the playoff hero of all playoff heroes in 2011, doing it again in 2013. We were going to discuss Gerrit Cole's emergence as an excellent starting pitcher, and...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  14. Tigers Survive, Red Sox Advance on Another Wild October Night

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers forced a decisive Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday, while the Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series, as both teams eked out tight victories Tuesday. Though Anibal Sanchez did struggle in Game 3, Detroit...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  15. 19 Takeaways From an Epic MLB Playoff Quadrupleheader

    Jonah Keri

    We're only seven days into this year's MLB playoffs, and it's hard to figure out how things can get any better. Monday's events were so scintillating, so maddening, so ludicrous, that a dozen attempts at narratives have been tossed in the trash. Inst...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  16. Jonah Keri breaks down the weekend in the MLB divisional playoffs...

    Jonah Keri

    A wild weekend in baseball has October living up to everything you want it to be.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013