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  1. The 30: Offseason Stock Report

    Jonah Keri

    With spring training upon us, it's time to welcome back our old friend, The 30. Every Monday during the regular season, this column will take a close look at a few teams making headlines. But today, as a treat for everyone who's (almost) m...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  2. Lester Who? The Red Sox Rebuild With Three Solid (Albeit Not Sexy...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox moved quickly to make up for missing out on Jon Lester, landing three starting pitchers in the span of a few hours without sacrificing any premium prospects or raiding the vault for a massive free-agent deal. In the headlining d...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, and Boston’s High-Risk, Hig...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to deals with both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (pending physicals), a combination of signings that could portend future moves and success or could end in spectacular failure....

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  4. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  5. The 30: Putting a Pin in the Champs

    Jonah Keri

    Normally, this is where I'd offer an elaborate intro to capture the drama that's sure to ensue during the season's final days. With the chilly pennant-race air settling in, however, there are bigger priorities. Like keeping your face ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Abreu, Cano, and Cruz: Three Stellar Seasons, Three Free-Agent St...

    Jonah Keri

    Rather than wait until November to provide the next round of big free-agent news, the Red Sox made a splash over the weekend, signing 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the biggest deal ever awarded to a C...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  7. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  8. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  9. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  10. Jonah Keri Podcast: With Special Guest Bob Ryan

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri debates the Boston Globe's Bob Ryan on the virtues of advanced stats, and on the Red Sox's season. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here. To s...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  11. The 30: The Blue Period

    Jonah Keri

    Every week my rankings manage to piss off readers, who have various questions for me, such as: How can you put this team so high? Are you ignoring this squad's record and run differential? Have you failed to account for the gravitational pull of...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  12. Driven by Youth, Pittsburgh Aims to Best the Regression Beast

    Jonah Keri

    With one out in the top of the 10th inning of Monday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves knotted in a scoreless tie with the Cubs. Chicago speedster Emilio Bonifacio took an aggressive lead, and Pittsburgh righ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. 2014 MLB Season Predictions

    Jonah Keri

    We've witnessed baseball in Australia and baseball in San Diego. We've previewed all six divisions and counted down the days until the season's arrival. Now that Opening Day is finally here, it's time for my annual season predicti...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  14. 2014 AL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to Grantland's 2014 MLB division previews. From now until Opening Day, I'll break down each team in each division, looking at key additions and losses, best- and worst-case scenarios, crucial story lines, and more. Up firs...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  15. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  16. Great Expectations, Great Variations

    Jonah Keri

    In many ways, spring training is an outdated ritual. Players work out year-round, so the notion that they need to run wind sprints with teammates to get back into shape is pretty antiquated. Hitters do benefit from facing live pitching, and pitchers...

    Blog | March 11, 2014