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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. MLB Playoff Wrap: Giants Riding the Momentum

    Jonah Keri

    The San Francisco Giants have their hands full: They might have just lost their starting second baseman, and after Game 3 of the NLCS, their starting rotation becomes a total mystery. But that doesn't matter today, because they are heading back to St...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  7. MLB Playoff Wrap: What We Learned Last Night

    Jonah Keri

    Nine things we learned on a quadruple-header Thursday that sent two teams to the next round and set up two more Game 5s today (making it four Game 5s out of four): 1. The Baltimore Orioles are baseball's home for wayward children ... if each of...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  8. MLB Power Rankings, Week 1

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of Grantland's weekly MLB Power Rankings. Every Monday we'll size up all 30 teams, evaluating each one based on a combination of recent play, overall team quality, and statistical spelunking. Most teams have p...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  9. An Art Gallery Opens and a Baseball Game Breaks Out

    Jonah Keri

    We've already established the limitations of small samples and how tough it is to glean useful information from one game. But occasionally, we can in fact learn some things from a single game, when we're watching something we've never seen before. Fo...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  10. Predicting the year in baseball

    Jonah Keri

    Breaking down the winners, the losers, and every award-winning performance before they even happen.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  11. The Addictive Fun That Is MLB Over/Under Bets

    Jonah Keri

    Which two sporting events would you say draw the most betting interest in your circle of family and friends? Gotta be the Super Bowl and March Madness, right? If you don't enter some kind of Super Bowl squares pool or at least bet five bucks on the g...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  12. 2012 MLB Season Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Jonah Keri

    Starting today and rolling straight through to Opening Day, Grantland will preview all 30 teams for the 2012 season. We start with the defending World Series champs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Albert Pujols is gone, but the Cardinals might be better t...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  13. Checking In on the MLB Playoffs, Part I

    Jonah Keri

    Four games, one jam-packed day of ALDS action. Here's what went down in the early games (check back this afternoon for the late games): RANGERS 4, RAYS 3 (Rangers win series 3-1) In leading the Texas Rangers to the ALCS with the seventh three-h...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  14. The St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols, Free Agency, and Jose Rey...

    Jonah Keri

    Would losing Albert Pujols really be a terrible thing?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  15. MLB: St. Louis Cardinals are winning with baseball's best bench

    Jonah Keri

    As bullpens have become more specialized, benches have gotten smaller and smaller, which means versatility is the key. Jonah Keri of FanGraphs breaks down the best and worst benches among contenders.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  16. One hundred stories to watch

    Jonah Keri

    To celebrate Opening Day, Jonah Keri presents 100 story lines to watch for the season.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2008