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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Who Will Make a Splash at the MLB Winter Meetings?

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the second-annual edition of Grantland's MLB Winter Meetings coverage. We'll be filing frequent updates throughout each day of the meetings, weighing in on signings, trades, and rumors, while also providing as much color as possible from N...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  11. There's Shrewd, There's Genius, Then There's Marlins Owner Jeffre...

    Jonah Keri

    The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins pulled off a 12-player trade, one that's being hailed as a gigantic upgrade for the Jays and the latest fire sale for a Marlins team with a long history of them. All of which overlooks one critical takeaway fro...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  12. Who Will Be the Next Orioles?

    Jonah Keri

    The Baltimore Orioles were a bad team in 2011. Terrible, really. They won 69 games, finished last in the AL East, and allowed 152 more runs than they scored. If anyone other than Dan Duquette and the players' moms figured the O's could storm back, wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  13. Roster Doctor: Last-Minute Shopping

    Jonah Keri

    This season, the Roster Doctor has doled out plenty of theoretical advice, on the best types of players to pursue, the best types of trades to make, the broad trends you should exploit to win your league. That time is over. There's less than a mon...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  14. Trade Deadline Breakdown: American League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Thirty teams, 30 fallouts from a busy final 48 hours before the trade deadline. Today we'll cover the American League. Check back tomorrow for the National League. AL WEST TEXAS RANGERS Acquired Ryan Dempster from Cubs for Kyle Hendricks and Chr...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. How the Jays Managed to Blow a 10-Player Trade

    Jonah Keri

    It's probably not a healthy habit, but it's tough to look at baseball trades, especially deadline trades, and not immediately flip over to one detail: Who are the general managers that made them? Such is the case for Friday's 10-player swap betwee...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  16. Edwin Encarnacion and the Anatomy of Contract Value

    Jonah Keri

    When news broke Thursday that the Jays had signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $29 million extension, you could be forgiven for thinking these three little words: That's so Alex. Since taking the reins in Toronto in October 2009, Alex Anthop...

    Blog | July 13, 2012