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  1. Miami Nice: The Wayward Marlins Take Aim at Sustained Success

    Jonah Keri

    Way back in 2007, the Marlins employed a 24-year-old slugger who possessed terrifying skills at the plate. Four seasons plus into his career, he'd blossomed into a perennial MVP candidate and the face of a franchise that had twice won it al...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. 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
  3. Hall of Fame Voting Primer: My Top 10, Plus a Randy Johnson Appre...

    Jonah Keri

    Charles Bronfman was desperate. Disillusioned by player salaries zooming past team revenue streams, the heir to the Seagram's liquor fortune had put his Montreal franchise up for sale. But the Expos had gotten off to a hot start in 1989, an...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  4. What the Three-Team, 11-Player Wil Myers Trade Bonanza Means for ...

    Jonah Keri

    San Diego, Tampa Bay, and Washington staged a battle royale on Wednesday, engaging in a three-team trade involving a whopping 11 players. Though the Padres' acquisition of 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Rays is the centerpiece of ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  5. Lester Who? The Red Sox Rebuild With Three Solid (Albeit Not Sexy...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox moved quickly to make up for missing out on Jon Lester, landing three starting pitchers in the span of a few hours without sacrificing any premium prospects or raiding the vault for a massive free-agent deal. In the headlining d...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. The Artful Dodgers: Processing Kemp, Kendrick, and the Rest of Lo...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the craziest binges by any team at any winter meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off five major moves Wednesday and early Thursday, sending a former MVP-caliber star packing, overhauling their infield, resha...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. Cleveland Edges Closer to Contention With Brandon Moss Trade

    Jonah Keri

    The Indians' trade for Brandon Moss highlighted a quiet first day at baseball's winter meetings, signaling the likelihood of bigger leaguewide moves as soon as today, and bigger happenings in Cleveland as soon as this coming seaso...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, and Boston’s High-Risk, Hig...

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to deals with both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (pending physicals), a combination of signings that could portend future moves and success or could end in spectacular failure....

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  9. Jason Heyward’s a Cardinal? Russell Martin’s a Jay? G...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove caught fire on Monday, with two blockbuster signings and one shocking trade kick-starting baseball's offseason. Ben Lindbergh already took an in-depth look at Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth 13-year, $325 million deal, so let&#039...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  10. The Jonah Keri Podcast: What to Watch for in Game 6, With Jayson ...

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to ESPN's Jayson Stark and FanGraphs writer Dave Cameron about the World Series and what to watch for in Game 6 (and a possible Game 7). Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTune...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  11. World Series Game 5: The Giants Carve Out a Series Lead, Madison ...

    Jonah Keri

    Madison Bumgarner owned Royals hitters on Sunday night, firing the first complete-game shutout by a Giants pitcher in a World Series contest since 1962, pushing San Francisco to within one victory of its third title in five years with the 5-...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  12. Joe Maddon’s Future and the End of an Era in Tampa Bay

    Jonah Keri

    Joe Maddon has opted out of the final year of his contract as Tampa Bay Rays manager, capping a disastrous season that started with the Rays as World Series contenders and ended with a sub-.500 record, their best pitcher traded, their general manager...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  13. World Series Weekend Preview: Three Keys for Three Royals-Giants ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Giants and Royals reconvene tonight in San Francisco for Game 3 of the World Series, with the matchup knotted at one win apiece and with plenty of questions looming heading into a pivotal weekend. Here are three of the story lines we'll be f...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  14. Jonah Keri Podcast: Andy McCullough and Grant Brisbee

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Kansas City Star writer Andy McCullough about the upstart Royals and to SB Nation's Grant Brisbee about the Giants' run at a third World Series in five years. Listen to the podcast here....

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  15. Jonah Keri Podcast: Derrick Goold and Alex Pavlovic

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Derrick Goold about the Cardinals' success in developing prospects and to San Jose Mercury News writer Alex Pavlovic about the Giants' WWE-quoting leader, Hunter Pence. Listen...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  16. Explaining the Kansas City Royals’ Postseason Offensive Exp...

    Jonah Keri

    Of all the crazy stats that we can mention about the hotter-than-Hades Kansas City Royals, this might be my favorite: After failing to score eight runs or more in any of their final 39 regular-season contests, they've hit that mark in three...

    Blog | October 13, 2014