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  1. Oakland Athletics trade Tommy Milone to Minnesota Twins for Sam F...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The pitching-rich Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld, a source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  2. San Francisco Giants need Buster Posey to be a superstar

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Giants will in all likelihood need Buster Posey to perform at a high level over the next 2½ months to outlast the Dodgers in the NL West.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  3. Did Wainwright groove pitches to Jeter?

    Jerry Crasnick

    Whether Adam Wainwright grooved a pitch to Derek Jeter or not, it gets to the problem of what the All-Star Game is really for and if it should "count," Jerry Crasnick writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  4. Bud Selig, players' association aim to rid MLB of smokeless tobac...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Commissioner Bud Selig and players' association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to ultimately eliminate the use of smokeless tobacco in the game.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  5. 2014 All-Star Game -- David Price of Tampa Bay Rays OK with statu...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price arrived at the All-Star Game expecting to be peppered with questions about his future and his chances of still being with the Rays when baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passes July 31. He was not disappointed.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  6. Gallo, Baez shine at Futures Game

    Jerry Crasnick

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Several dozen scouts travel to the All-Star Futures Game each year to watch the top prospects in baseball match skills for nine innings on a big stage. But the talent evaluators are just as immersed in the little details leading up to ...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  7. NL Central contenders must start shopping

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Milwaukee Brewers looked so out-of-sync and vulnerable in losing four straight games to the Philadelphia Phillies at home this week, it's only natural that St. Louis and Cincinnati would aspire to reach the All-Star break in first place. They'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. Captains name HR Derby picks

    Jerry Crasnick

    With Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes in the mix, the Home Run Derby selections made by the two captains provide plenty of pop.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  9. Dustin McGowan all about perseverance

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball's 2000 draft will not go down as a memorable one, but it did include a few first-round keepers: Adrian Gonzalez, selected No. 1 overall by the then-Florida Marlins, is a four-time All-Star with 247 career home runs. Phillies sec...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  10. Troy Tulowitzki, Mike Trout leading MLB MVP races

    Jerry Crasnick

    The debate is very fluid at the moment, but Troy Tulowitzki and Mike Trout are your MVP leaders through the first month of the season.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  11. Albert Pujols' chase for 500 home runs had no buzz

    Jerry Crasnick

    Albert Pujols has joined the 500 HR club, but the mystique of the milestone has faded due to a variety of reasons, Jerry Crasnick writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  12. Nats expect offense to be better

    Jerry Crasnick

    VIERA, Fla. -- Scan the Washington Nationals' lineup card, and it's hard to imagine their offense being such a wasteland of subpar numbers and missed opportunities for so much of the 2013 season. But the statistics bear it out: At the All-Star break,...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  13. Jose Iglesias of Detroit Tigers out until at least All-Star break...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has significant injuries to both shins that are expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break and could force him to miss most or all of the 2014 season, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  14. Potential aces on Rockies' farm

    Jerry Crasnick

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Colorado Rockies have selected 19 pitchers in the first or supplemental round of Major League Baseball's June draft since the franchise's inception in 1993, and those picks have combined for a total of one All-Star appearance...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  15. Freese reunited with Pujols

    Jerry Crasnick

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- David Freese is hoping that a change of scenery can help him recover from a disappointing 2013 season and rediscover the form that made him a 20-homer man and a National League All-Star two seasons ago. A familiar face has already ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  16. Francisco Rodriguez, Milwaukee Brewers agree to one-year, $3.25 m...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract with veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez worth $3.25 million plus incentives.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014