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  1. The Nationals’ Max Scherzer Signing Is a Short-Term Coup, a...

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals and free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have reportedly agreed to a seven-year contract, potentially paving the way for another blockbuster deal out of D.C. and dramatically affecting multiple playoff races. Though th...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  2. MLB Trade Value, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    A thousand years from now, when historians look back at the 2014 MLB season and its ties to the next big thing, they'll focus on two turning points. First, they'll commemorate the third of 50 World Series that the even-ye...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  3. NLDS Preview: Breaking Down Giants vs. Nationals and Cardinals vs...

    Jonah Keri

    The Dodgers are hoping to avenge last year's NLCS loss to St. Louis, while the Cardinals are aiming to make another World Series run. The Giants, fresh off a decisive wild-card win, are trying to extend their even-year title streak to three...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  4. National Pastime: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals became the first team to clinch their division this season, doing so mere minutes before the neighboring Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Throughout the 2014 campaign, the Nats have conjured late-inning heroics and convinc...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    Part 1 of our second-annual MLB Trade Value Rankings debuted on Wednesday. Today, we're rounding out the list by examining baseball's top 35 trade chips. Remember, last year's rankings appear in parentheses. Click here to read Part 1....

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  6. How a Handful of Mocked and Minimized Signings Propelled Bostons...

    Jonah Keri

    The game looked like it was in the bag. The Yankees led the Red Sox 8-3 through six innings on September 6. Boston had its eighth and ninth hitters due up in the seventh, and a foot injury had knocked Jacoby Ellsbury out of the lineup (and leadoff sp...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. Roster Doctor: Let's Do a Twitter-bag

    Jonah Keri

    Twitter has got fantasy questions, we've got answers. Hot starts, cold starts, bullpens in flux, trade scenarios, a top 10 that'll start 30,000 fights, and much more, all covered in this edition of the Roster Doctor. Stick with Wade Davis and Jon ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  8. Drew Signing More of the Same for the Bargain-Hunting Sox

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with shortstop Stephen Drew, giving all-glove/no-bat prospect Jose Iglesias another year of seasoning in the minors. Drew hit .265/.328/.433 in his seven-year big-league career. When healthy,...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  9. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    On Monday we started the enormous task of bringing the Grantland Trade Value franchise to Major League Baseball. Now it's time we wrap it all up with the rest of our top 50 assets in the league. Click here for part 1 31. Jason Kipnis 30. Ben Z...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  10. How the Nationals Were Built

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals are hurting their chances by shutting down Stephen Strasburg. They're also good enough to win it all without him. For that they can thank years of suffering, a fair bit of luck, and multiple shrewd acquisitions ... many of...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  11. Roster Doctor: Beware the Trade Deadline

    Jonah Keri

    We're five weeks away from MLB's trade deadline. Close enough to start making fantasy roster decisions with that in mind, far enough that your competition might not pick up on what you're doing. You don't want to overreact to scenarios that may o...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  12. Middle Relief: Who Is the Best Pitcher in Baseball?

    Jonah Keri

    Seems like a straightforward question, right? Flip through the stats to find the league leaders. Use your eyes if you're someone who does that well. Turns out it's not that easy. Sifting through all the available stats (basic or advanced) and try...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  13. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Washington Nationals

    Jonah Keri

    Stephen Strasburg is coming back. Bryce Harper is coming soon. The Phillies might be waning. No wonder the Nationals were one of baseball's most aggressive teams this offseason, raiding the farm system for Gio Gonzalez and signing Edwin Jackson to a ...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  14. The Holiday Is No Longer Postponed: Happy Strasmas Everyone!

    Jonah Keri

    Andre Ethier had battled gamely against three blazing fastballs, a four-seamer at 97, another at 96, and a filthy two-seamer at 97. Now, he was set up. The pitcher reared back and fired, throwing from a nearly identical release point. Only this offer...

    Blog | September 07, 2011