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  1. The 30: Stuck in the Middle With You

    Jonah Keri

    When Major League Baseball introduced the second wild-card spot in 2012, it triggered the Age of Uncertainty: The extra playoff spots mean more opportunity, but they also mean less clarity in the standings throughout the year. Such is the case as...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. The Texas Rangers' Lost Season

    Jonah Keri

    Few teams entered the 2014 season with higher hopes than the Texas Rangers did. They'd won 90 or more games in each of the past four seasons, joining Tampa Bay as the only teams to accomplish that feat. The Rangers made the playoffs in 2010...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. The 30: The Lone Rangers

    Jonah Keri

    We've reached the point of the season when we can no longer ignore or minimize results. With 22 of 30 teams at least 25 games deep, we now have a large enough sample size to get a read on how things might unfold from here ...; all the way t...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. 2014 AL West Preview

    Jonah Keri

    The division preview series continues with the AL West, where the A's are vying for a third consecutive division title, the Rangers are trotting out a revamped lineup, the Angels are hoping to find some help for the best player on the plane...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Why the Prince FielderIan Kinsler Megadeal Is a Smart Trade for ...

    Jonah Keri

    In the first blockbuster trade of this offseason, the Detroit Tigers sent Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler. This deal makes a ton of sense — for both teams. Still, a one-for-one trade has rarely been so com...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  7. Jonah Keri breaks down the AL play-in game

    Jonah Keri

    The Rays and Rangers are locked in a battle to determine who gets to be the AL's other wild card.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  8. Breakdown of the Wild-Card Bubble

    Jonah Keri

    With five days to go in the regular season, three teams are vying for two playoff spots in one league, while three more jockey for position in the other. With help from our friends at ESPN Stats & Information, here's what we're watching for four of t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  9. Rangers Get Better Now; Cubs Will Have to Wait

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers struck the first major deal before the trade deadline, shipping four players to the Chicago Cubs for veteran right-handed starter Matt Garza. In Garza, the Rangers acquired what might turn out to be the best pitcher on the market...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  10. How Will Possible PED Suspensions Affect MLB Teams?

    Jonah Keri

    Sometime after the All-Star break, Major League Baseball plans to suspend Ryan Braun along with as many as 20 other players accused of performance-enhancing drug use, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Tuesday. The report highlights the latest chap...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  11. Meet MLB's All-Bargain Team

    Jonah Keri

    Most of the big-ticket free agents reeled in last winter have been, at least so far, colossal busts. The Dodgers' $147 million has bought them five starts' worth of Zack Greinke. The Angels' $125 million investment has yielded a .222/.283/.399 line f...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. Roster Doctor: Keeping Up With the Call-ups

    Jonah Keri

    Lots of fantasy news to report over the past few days, so let's dive right in: Orioles call up Kevin Gausman It was supposed to be Dylan Bundy. At the tail end of the Orioles' shocking run to the playoffs, they called up the then-19-year-old Bu...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  13. Roster Doctor: The Unpredictability of Closers, AL Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Last week, we ran down the National League's closer situations, and some of the best potential opportunities to exploit. This time, we tackle the American League. BALTIMORE ORIOLES Closer: Jim Johnson Lying in wait: Pedro Strop Stating the ...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  14. Cards, Rangers, and an Embarrassment of Riches

    Jonah Keri

    The St. Louis Cardinals have a problem, one that nearly any other team would envy. They start an above-average center fielder, one of the best right-handed sluggers in the league at first base, and a pair of corner outfielders who've combined for 13 ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  15. Jonah Keri on the AL West

    Jonah Keri

    Our road to Opening Day takes us to Texas, Washington, and Mike Trout's second act.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  16. Two MLB Contenders Cause Their Own Problems

    Jonah Keri

    Martin Perez might be out until May with a broken left forearm, while Rafael Furcal has been shut down with lingering pain in his elbow, raising further questions about two of the biggest weak spots for two wannabe contenders. Two years ago, Texas...

    Blog | March 05, 2013