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  1. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Jonah Keri Podcast: Susan Slusser and Drew Fairservice

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to San Francisco Chronicle writer Susan Slusser about the A's and to TheScore.com's Drew Fairservice about the Blue Jays and the AL East race. Listen to the podcast here, and subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. The 30: Lucky or Good?

    Jonah Keri

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about using run differential as a tool for predicting a team's success. Today, let's advance to Sabermetrics 201 for a lesson on "cluster luck." Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, presented cluster luc...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  5. The 30: Armed and Dangerous

    Jonah Keri

    Got the post-Easter blues? Dreading a week full of TPS reports? Just remember: Things could be worse. Way worse. It's Week 3 of The 30. ...; and never left. 30. Houston Astros (5-14 record, -41 run...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  6. Jonah Keri Podcast: With Special Guests Alex Anthopoulos and Gran...

    Jonah Keri

    The Jonah Keri Podcast is back! Throughout the season, we'll have fun/smart guests on to talk baseball and occasionally quote random Simpsons lines or tout hole-in-the-wall diners in Topeka and Esterhazy. In our 2014 season premiere, Keri start...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. 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
  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 Kings of the Call-up

    Jonah Keri

    It took longer than it should have. The Red Sox screwed around for too long with the likes of meme generator Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder. Sure, there were reasons. They didn't want to rush their top prospect. They wanted to ensure he could play his...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. It's Time for Some AL Midseason Awards

    Jonah Keri

    With apologies to those who revel in seeing Steve Delabar face Marco Scutaro, there is no worse time of year for sports fans than this week's four-day dead zone. So what better time to hand out our midseason MLB awards? Here then are the players and ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Trade Deadline Preview: AL East Edition

    Jonah Keri

    The only division with all five teams above .500 features five legitimate playoff contenders and the biggest turnaround story in the American League. Expect the AL East to play a big part in deadline trade season over the next few weeks. BOSTON RE...

    Blog | June 27, 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. Jonah Keri on how the Blue Jays went from World Series champs to ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Toronto Blue Jays are poised to bring a winner back to a city that desperately needs one.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  15. The Non-Roster Invitees Chronicles: American League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Heading to Florida or Arizona to catch some spring training games? Planning to catch the games on the tube while walking precariously and making chomping sounds? You'll need to know who you're watching. Unlike in the regular season, when you beco...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  16. 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