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  1. An Alternative History of the Winter Meetings, in Which Big Thing...

    Michael Baumann

    This week's winter meetings were a relatively quiet affair. But what if they hadn't been? What if one domino had fallen differently before baseball's executives set out for Orlando, altering the course of the meetings — and probably the course ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  2. Winter Meetings Wrap: Recapping the Final Flurry of Deals and Pre...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's winter meetings concluded with Thursday's Rule 5 draft, where the Rangers generated some of the biggest buzz of the week by selecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That tells you all you need to know. Team executives left Or...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  3. Whether Mark Trumbo Helps or Hurts Arizona, Plus More on Tuesday'...

    Jonah Keri

    A trio of intriguing, midlevel Tuesday deals answered a few questions here at baseball's winter meetings, but left many more unanswered. Here's a look at what each deal means for the teams involved — and for the notable outfielders and starting...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. 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
  5. SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We...

    Michael Baumann

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball's general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport's offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-ho...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  6. Drew Signing More of the Same for the Bargain-Hunting Sox

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with shortstop Stephen Drew, giving all-glove/no-bat prospect Jose Iglesias another year of seasoning in the minors. Drew hit .265/.328/.433 in his seven-year big-league career. When healthy,...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  7. Phillies-Twins Make a Deal While Everyone Heads to the Airport

    Jonah Keri

    The Philadelphia Phillies dealt young starting pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Minnesota Twins for center fielder Ben Revere, addressing Philly's biggest lineup hole and dramatically changing the market for available outfielders now that ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  8. The Waiting Game Continues at MLB's Winter Meetings

    Jonah Keri

    As the Winter Meetings near their end here in Nashville, the latest buzz has Zack Greinke potentially going somewhere other than the Dodgers. Which seems ... impossible, really. The team with unlimited money and both a need and desire for a top...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  9. Many Unanswered Questions As the Winter Meetings Wind Down

    Jonah Keri

    A grab bag of smaller deals and rumors, while waiting for updates on the four-team trade of death ... The Red Sox are rumored to be interested in Cody Ross, which makes no sense for a team that already has every outfield position and DH cover...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  10. Jonah Keri at the MLB Winter Meetings for Grantland

    Jonah Keri

    MLB news and rumors from Nashville.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  11. Trying to Get Used to a World Where the Yankees Are Fiscally Resp...

    Jonah Keri

    Team revenue is exploding industry-wide. The new national TV deal that takes hold in 2014 will be twice as lucrative as the last one. Teams with favorable regional sports network deals are leading a huge surge in local media revenue. Yet at a time wh...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  12. Rays Keeping Up With the AL East Joneses

    Jonah Keri

    Camp out long enough at a hotel that combines Vegas's artificial light and distorted perception of time with landscapes from Heart of Darkness and you'll learn a valuable lesson: Fixating on a nativity scene with 612 characters or a Bio-Dome with fau...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. Outfielders a Hot Commodity in Nashville

    Jonah Keri

    The race for remaining outfielders is heating up in Nashville, with Josh Hamilton and Shane Victorino both moving closer to long-term deals, and one wild blockbuster rumor sparking a million tweets. The rumor that lit up the lobbies late Tuesday w...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  14. The Hot News From the Winter Meetings

    Jonah Keri

    News and notes as we roll into Day 2 of the Winter Meetings ... • The Rangers signed former Royals closer Joakim Soria to a two-year, $8 million deal. This marks the second straight offseason in which Texas inked a closer rehabbing from T...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  15. For Some Reason the Giants Think Angel Pagan Is Worth $40 Million...

    Jonah Keri

    It's by no means an immutable rule. But all else being equal, baseball's development curve breaks down like this: Players who break in and hold their own at a young age tend to be more likely to become stars over the long run, while late bloomers ten...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  16. Red Sox Make Their First Move With Napoli Signing

    Jonah Keri

    The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a three-year, $39 million contract. Which raises the question: Which Mike Napoli are they getting? Take a look at Napoli's past four seasons, the four in which he's played more than 100 games: 2009: 11...

    Blog | December 03, 2012