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  1. The 30: Trouble’s Brewing

    Jonah Keri

    If you were hoping for increased clarity on baseball's pecking order two weeks into the season ...; keep hoping. Injuries continue to plague some of the best players on the best teams; several clubs that looked like playoff locks have stumb...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Yor-DAAAAAAAAAAA-no!

    Michael Baumann

    Only bad or unambitious writers call something "indescribable" or "hard to put into words," but the medium has limitations, and those limitations prevent me from talking about how exciting Yordano Ventura is wi...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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    In many ways, spring training is an outdated ritual.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
  7. MLB Over/Under Jamboree

    Jonah Keri

    When cranking out baseball betting odds, Vegas and online sportsbooks have always used a combination of rigorous data analysis and information on individuals' betting habits to ensure that picking winners is a challenge. We laypeople like to thi...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  8. Winter Meetings Primer: Matt Kemp, David Price, and More Story Li...

    Jonah Keri

    We've seen more hot stove action to this point than in any other season in recent memory. Still, plenty of questions remain as baseball's annual winter meetings begin today. Short-handed teams will look to fill their roster holes before the pool of q...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. The Sizzlin' Stove: Dissecting Brian McCann's Signing and a Slew ...

    Jonah Keri

    A flurry of moves over the past few days has the hot stove firing earlier than usual this offseason. With the Prince Fielder–Ian Kinsler blockbuster swap already thoroughly examined, let's explore what these other trades and signings mean for t...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  10. 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
  11. About Last Night: Red Sox Keep Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy faking injuries to run down the clock at your office, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox are in the ALCS after holding off the Tampa Bay Rays, who set a postseason record with nine pitchers in t...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  12. Jonah Keri Podcast: Dave Cameron, Paul Sporer, and Jane Lee

    Grantland Network

    In the middle of one of the craziest days that baseball has seen in years, we had to do a podcast! Dave Cameron of FanGraphs joined Jonah Keri to break down all four League Division Series. On the docket: Was starting Clayton Kershaw on short res...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  13. 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
  14. About Last Night: Dodgers Punch Their Ticket

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy representing the University of Southern California in its quest to replace Lane Kiffin, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead home run and Brian Wilson earned the win as the Los Angeles Dod...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  15. Jonah Keri previews the AL Divisional Playoffs

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox take on the division-rival Rays and the A's face the Tigers for the right to play in the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  16. Derek Jeter's Diary: A Captain's Tears, a Centaur's Haunches

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Thursday, September 26: vs. Tampa Bay Rays You wanted it to be a special ni...

    Blog | October 03, 2013