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  1. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  2. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Jonah Keri Podcast: James Wagner and Michael Baumann

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Washington Post writer James Wagner about the red-hot Nationals, and to Grantland writer Michael Baumann about Mo'ne Davis fever, college baseball, the AL West, and hexes. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. What Garrett Richards's Injury Means for the Angels' Wo...

    Jonah Keri

    Angels ace Garrett Richards suffered a brutal knee injury while covering first base Wednesday night, likely knocking him out for the rest of the regular season and postseason, and certainly thrusting the team's rotation into chaos a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  5. The 30: The Young and the Rising

    Jonah Keri

    No division has produced more intrigue this year than the AL West. The Angels and A's boast the top two records in baseball, and along with the division-rival Mariners own three of the top four run differentials in the majors. All three AL West ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  6. Rocky Mountain Lows: Inside Colorado’s Disastrous Season

    Jonah Keri

    Good luck trying to settle on the low point for the 2014 Colorado Rockies. After getting off to a 22-14 start that had them tied for first place on May 7, they've gone 22-54 since, the worst record in the majors during that span...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  7. Detroit Just Landed David Price in a Three-Team Bonanza …;...

    Jonah Keri

    Well, so much for a quiet 2014 trade deadline. Following this morning's Oakland-Boston blockbuster, the Detroit Tigers capped one of the wildest deadline days in history with an 11th-hour deal for David Price, the most sought-after commodity on ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  8. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  9. The Texas Rangers' Lost Season

    Jonah Keri

    Few teams entered the 2014 season with higher hopes than the Texas Rangers did. They'd won 90 or more games in each of the past four seasons, joining Tampa Bay as the only teams to accomplish that feat. The Rangers made the playoffs in 2010...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. Troy Tulowitzki’s Having a Moment …; and Possibly a ...

    Jonah Keri

    Troy Tulowitzki did something extraordinary on Monday night against the Rangers. He reached base four times, but that wasn't it. He hit two opposite-field, two-run homers, but that wasn't it, either. No, the earth-shattering moment came i...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  11. The Two Towers: Is Arizona's Front Office Reloading the Diam...

    Jonah Keri

    On February 3, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced contract extensions for the franchise's two most visible leaders, general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. At first glance, this seemed like standard operating proce...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  12. 2014 NL West Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 MLB division preview series concludes with the NL West, where the Dodgers look to settle unfinished business, the Giants relish the arrival of an even-numbered year, the Diamondbacks try to weather losing their ace, the Padres h...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  13. 2014 AL West Preview

    Jonah Keri

    The division preview series continues with the AL West, where the A's are vying for a third consecutive division title, the Rangers are trotting out a revamped lineup, the Angels are hoping to find some help for the best player on the plane...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  14. Beane Counters

    Jonah Keri

    On the long list of days that changed the game of baseball, October 17, 1997, might not stand out to many people. It was a milestone, though: That's when the Oakland A's hired a 35-year-old busted former outfield prospect named Billy Beane...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  15. Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers' AL West Cha...

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who's a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially o...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  16. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    Now that it's July, the trade deadline is officially on the clock. So what do the teams out west need to do?

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013