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  1. 2014 MLB Season Predictions

    Jonah Keri

    We've witnessed baseball in Australia and baseball in San Diego. We've previewed all six divisions and counted down the days until the season's arrival. Now that Opening Day is finally here, it's time for my annual season predicti...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  2. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. Celebrating the Davey Johnson Coaching Tree

    Jonah Keri

    Seventeen seasons, six division titles, two Manager of the Year awards, and one of the most iconic World Series runs in baseball history. He's helped many young talents develop into stars. He left highly successful teams like the '95 Reds and '97 Ori...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. It's Time for Some NL Midseason Awards

    Jonah Keri

    On Tuesday we handed out the American League midseason awards. Time for a look at the NL. MVP: Buster Posey You can name any one of seven or eight candidates and have a great argument, but Posey gets the slightest of nods. For starters, no Nati...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Trade Deadline Preview: NL East Edition

    Jonah Keri

    We launched our division-by-division early trade deadline preview on Monday with a look at the NL Central. Today, the surprisingly weak NL East. ATLANTA BRAVES We're just shy of the season's halfway point, and the Braves are the only team in th...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  7. Roster Doctor: The Unpredictability of Closers, NL Edition

    Jonah Keri

    Last year, Jason Motte was one of the best and most reliable closers in the game, racking up 42 saves, nearly 11 strikeouts per nine innings, and a 2.75 ERA. He signed a two-year, $12 million contract in January, and was widely expected to have anoth...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  8. The Non-Roster Invitees Chronicles: National League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    On Wednesday, I covered 15 players with compelling backstories who've been invited to spring training with American League clubs. Per that article: "These are the NRIs, the non-roster invitees promised almost nothing — not a job, not a major le...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  9. How Two Teams Found a Way to Lose a Three-Team Trade

    Jonah Keri

    The Mariners, A's, and Nationals pulled off a three-way trade, one that likely improves just one of the three teams this year, and potentially makes one team worse, both now and in the future. Seattle dealt catcher John Jaso, acquiring first basem...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  10. Rafael Soriano Goes From Baseball's Capital to Nation's Capital

    Jonah Keri

    After months of waiting, Rafael Soriano finally landed a multi-year contract with perhaps the only team for whom such a deal would've made sense — the Washington Nationals. The 33-year-old right-hander will make $28 million over the next two...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  11. Haren Heads to D.C. to Give Nats' Rotation a Low-Cost Boost

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with pitcher Dan Haren on a one-year, $13 million contract. It's one of those rare cases where we shouldn't assume the deal is entirely done yet. The reason Haren could be had on a one-year deal is the same...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  12. 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
  13. MLB Playoff Wrap: What We Learned Last Night

    Jonah Keri

    Nine things we learned on a quadruple-header Thursday that sent two teams to the next round and set up two more Game 5s today (making it four Game 5s out of four): 1. The Baltimore Orioles are baseball's home for wayward children ... if each of...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  14. MLB Playoff Wrap: A Quadruple-Header for the Ages

    Jonah Keri

    Four games. Twelve hours of glorious playoff baseball. Here's what went down: THE BINDER GETS IT RIGHT If you ever want to drill down to the essence of Moneyball, there's a single mantra that gets spouted in both dugouts and boardrooms. Greg Ma...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  15. MLB Playoff Wrap: Yanks, Nats Head Home With a Split

    Jonah Keri

    Two on, one out, Cardinals lead 2-1 in the bottom of the second of Monday's National League Division Series Game 2 against the Nationals. Jaime Garcia's spot in the order's due up. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sidled over to Garcia, said a few word...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  16. Bryce Harper Gets All Biblical (Sort Of)

    Jonah Keri

    It started with a friendly holiday greeting from our favorite reverse-Skulleted baseball phenom: Happy Rosh Hashana to all my friends in the Jewish community! Have a happy and peaceful year!- Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) September 17, 2012 ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012