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  1. Greinke May Be OK, But That Doesn't Mean the Dodgers Are

    Jonah Keri

    The news started filtering in late Monday morning. Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' $147 million winter pickup, the biggest signing of the offseason, and the biggest signing ever for a right-handed pitcher, was scratched from his start, and would be flying...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  2. Patience Pays Off for Tribe in the Form of Michael Bourn

    Jonah Keri

    The Cleveland Indians agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with Michael Bourn, marking the second big-ticket outfielder signing of the offseason for the Tribe, and a clever recognition of a distorted market. The deal marks a sizable discoun...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  3. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Jonah Keri

    One of the top 15 players in the game in Troy Tulowitzki. A young star entering his age-27 season in Carlos Gonzalez. A potential future ace in Jhoulys Chacin. Plus ... Jamie Freaking Moyer! The offseason relocation of Grantland's baseball headqua...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  4. Oakland Opens the Wallet for Cuban Import

    Jonah Keri

    Looks like Billy Beane really is sticking to that Window. After spending the offseason trading away two of the better young starting pitchers in the game for a flock of prospects, the A's shelled out big bucks for the most mysterious prospect sin...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  5. Hot Stove Delivers A Last-Minute Christmas Gift

    Jonah Keri

    In baseball's busiest day since the end of the winter meetings, one team might have landed the biggest bargain of the offseason, another might have overpaid and still come out happy with the outcome, and one of our favorite athletes trolled the hell ...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  6. Jonah Keri on the improbable success of the Los Angeles Angels

    Jonah Keri

    Two (possible) answers to the mystery that has puzzled statheads for more than a decade.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  7. MLB's five positive regression candidates for 2014

    Jonah Keri

    Five teams poised to bounce back after disappointing 2013 campaigns.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  8. Bargain Hunting: Baseball's Five Best Free-Agent Values This Offs...

    Jonah Keri

    Shortly after the Red Sox won the World Series, I looked back at the main takeaways from the 2013 season. Among the key lessons: Quite often, bargain-hunting can and does pay off. In 2013, Francisco Liriano, Koji Uehara, Russell Martin, Bartolo C...

    Blog | November 26, 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. 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
  11. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    With the Yankees paying about half his salary, A.J. Burnett has become an ace for the Pirates. Excuse us, the first-place Pirates.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  12. Dickey Trade Cools Off the Rest of the Hot Stove

    Jonah Keri

    There've been bigger deals this offseason than the pending seven-player trade between the Jays and Mets, in both talent and dollars. Zack Greinke signing with the Dodgers for $147 million and the Angels locking up Josh Hamilton for $125 million d...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  13. The Hot News From the Winter Meetings

    Jonah Keri

    News and notes as we roll into Day 2 of the Winter Meetings ... • The Rangers signed former Royals closer Joakim Soria to a two-year, $8 million deal. This marks the second straight offseason in which Texas inked a closer rehabbing from T...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  14. The AL West finally asserts its dominance, and the rest of the le...

    Jonah Keri

    After high expectations and a shaky start, everything is falling into place out West.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  15. The Rays rule while the Angels and Marlins are falling off the ma...

    Jonah Keri

    The Rays rise while the Angels and Marlins, our offseason co-champs, are losing their way.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  16. 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