Keri the 10: Edwing’s Back, the Yankees Have Been Exposed and More MLB Notes

Published June 25, 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. ‘Edwing’ is back, and so is Cleveland
The three-year, $60 million contract Cleveland gave Edwin Encarnacion looked like a steal from the moment it was signed.


The Curious Case of Troy Tulowitzki’s Low K Rate and Missing Bat Speed

Published June 22, 2017

When trying to explain the Toronto Blue Jays’ disappointing 35-36 season to date, you can point to many culprits. Injuries have wreaked havoc on the roster. Jose Bautista has fallen well short of expectations. They’re 0-90,000,000,000,000 in games in which they’ve tried to claw back to .500.

Still, no Jays player has missed career AND recent norms in 2017 more than Troy Tulowitzki.


Jonah Keri’s Ultimate Sports Celebrations Bracket

Published June 20, 2017

The NFL recently announced it will allow group celebrations and prop celebrations after touchdowns, moving half a step closer to become a league that almost kind of tolerates fun!

In honor of this sort of momentous occasion, we’re trotting out the best sports celebrations of all time — or at least the ones we can think of, after many emails exchanged with CBS Sports staffers.


The 30: The Dodgers, Rockies and Diamondbacks Are the National League’s Finest

Published June 19, 2017

At a certain point in the season, we need to start treating Cinderella teams as more than harmless little surprises. We’re nearing the midpoint of the season, and the underdog Brewers and Rockies remain in first place, with the upstart Diamondbacks in hot pursuit.

Is it time to label these three teams as true contenders?


Keri the 10: Trade Deadline Buyers and Sellers, O’s Grounded and More MLB Notes

Published June 16, 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. The Royals could run the trade deadline
Kansas City’s incredible back-to-back AL pennant run of 2014-15 might soon be over.



Buyers or Sellers? Blue Jays Could Be Either Come Trade Deadline

Published June 12, 2017

We’re seven weeks away from baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, and everything is growing clearer by the day. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are really good, and we should expect them to acquire win-now talent as they prepare for their post-season pushes. The San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies are really bad, so we should expect them to trade veterans for young talent that could help them down the road, when they’re ready to contend.


Keri the 10: Gennett’s Day, Dusty’s a Lame Duck, Segura’s Rise and More MLB Notes

Published June 9, 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. Scooter Gennett, quadruple quadrangulares
You might not find a better baseball story all year than Scooter Gennett blasting four home runs in one game.


Smoak Proving Blue Jays Will Live Off Long Ball Again

Published June 8, 2017

If there’s one image that’s defined the Blue Jays during the second-most successful era in franchise history, it’s a home run disappearing deep into the Rogers Centre bleachers. From Jose Bautista’s bat-flip to Edwin Encarnacion’s bat-drop, the long ball has been an enduring symbol for the team that’s made it to two straight American League Championship Series.