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  1. Tampa Bay Rays fall short against Boston Red Sox, but 2014 season...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Rays ultimately lost the war of attrition to the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS, but they have plenty of pieces in place to be good again in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  2. David Price agrees to one-year deal with Tampa Bay Rays, avoids a...

    Jerry Crasnick

    David Price, the American League Cy Young Award winner, has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to avoid salary arbitration, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2013
  3. Justin Verlander deserves the AL Cy Young award

    Jerry Crasnick

    Justin Verlander should become the first back-to-back AL Cy Young winner since Pedro Martinez of the 1999-2000 Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  4. ALCS 2011: Texas Rangers' bullpen closes out Game 1

    Jerry Crasnick

    After a pair of lengthy rain delays, the Rangers held on to defeat the Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Game 1.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2011
  5. Offseason grades for the American League East

    Jerry Crasnick

    This offseason in the AL East the Red Sox went big, the Blue Jays got rid of a huge contract, the Rays watched a cornerstone leave, the Orioles stuck with their plan and the Yankees -- well, it's not yet clear what they accomplished.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  6. Tampa Bay Rays not dismayed by current state of affairs

    Jerry Crasnick

    Life in the American League East poses a major challenge to the well-being of Joe Maddon and the Rays.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  7. Cliff Lee arrived with the Texas Rangers and made them true conte...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Cliff Lee elevated the Rangers to a new place, not just by leading them to their first playoff series win, but simply by arriving in Texas.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  8. David Price and Tampa Bay Rays get a second crack at Cliff Lee an...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Cliff Lee and the Rangers got the better of David Price and the Rays in ALDS Game 1. The left-handed aces meet again in Tuesday night's Game 5, the winner advancing to face the Yankees in the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  9. MLB Playoffs: Evan Longoria's limping, but he leads Tampa Bay Ray...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Evan Longoria's leg might be less than 100 percent, but his bat appears to be healthy after he led the Rays to a Game 4 victory.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2010
  10. Tampa Bay Rays revert to winning formula against Texas Rangers in...

    Jerry Crasnick

    After listless performances in ALDS Games 1 and 2, the Rays reverted to the formula in Game 3 that produced 96 regular-season wins and an AL East title.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2010
  11. Tampa Bay Rays come unglued in 6-0 loss to Texas Rangers in Game ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Rays hardly resemble the team that won 96 regular-season games and an AL East title. Suddenly, they find themselves down 2-0 against the Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2010
  12. MLB - Tampa Bay Rays have a pair of near-major-league-ready prosp...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Their time will come -- and soon. Rays prospects Desmond Jennings and Jeremy Hellickson are inching closer to the majors.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  13. Rays' improbable run rolls on into World Series

    Jerry Crasnick

    With a big boost from rookie left-hander David Price, the Rays are headed to the World Series after outlasting the Red Sox in Game 7 of the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2008
  14. In familiar spot, Red Sox turn to Matsuzaka to lead the way

    Jerry Crasnick

    For the third time in the last five years, the Red Sox are faced with a do-or-die situation in the ALCS. Up on the hill for the Sox in Thursday's Game 5 against the Rays, will be Daisuke Matsuzaka.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2008
  15. Closers Papelbon, Ray finding early success

    Jerry Crasnick

    April performance is no guarantee of future results, but it's still encouraging. Here's eight players to watch.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2006
  16. AL East becoming a 'monster'

    Jerry Crasnick

    The AL East has already gotten exponentially tougher this offseason with the Orioles looking for more.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2003