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  1. MLB's best pure hitters

    Jerry Crasnick

    Who are baseball's best pure hitters? Any conversation should begin and end with Detroit's Miguel Cabrera.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  2. O will determine how high Royals rebound

    Jerry Crasnick

    Nothing resonates with the modern-day baseball fan like a good prospect vigil. George Springer was all the rage before the Houston Astros took the plunge and summoned him from Triple-A Oklahoma City in mid-April. Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco is still...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Joe Torre questions whether pine tar should be legalized for pitc...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Amid a growing debate over whether pitchers should be openly allowed to use pine tar to get a better grip on baseballs, executive vice president Joe Torre said he has concerns about the substance being legalized for pitchers because of potential issues.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Santana focused on learning 3B

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Carlos Santana's spirit is certainly willing. In his attempt to become a serviceable big league third baseman, he has done everything but change his first name to Cletis and read "Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography" from cover to co...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. Robinson Cano joins Seattle Mariners in spring training

    Jerry Crasnick

    Robinson Cano stepped on a baseball field as a Seattle Mariner for the first time Tuesday with high expectations, the demands that a $240 million contract can bring and a piece of personal grooming that never was part of his grab bag in New York.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  7. Joe Oliver to be named Spinners skipper

    Jerry Crasnick

    Former big leaguer Joe Oliver is returning from a 13-year absence from professional baseball to manage the Lowell Spinners, the Boston Red Sox's affiliate in the short-season New York-Penn League. The Spinners are expected to make an announcement...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  8. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees agree on contract

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reached agreement on a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees pending a physical exam, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia agrees with Miami Marlins

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has reached agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract with the Miami Marlins pending a physical exam, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  10. Seven offseason questions for baseball executives

    Jerry Crasnick

    With the hot stove season in its early stages, executives give their thoughts on prominent questions that will make news over the next three months.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  11. Long postseason games way of life for baseball

    Jerry Crasnick

    Lengthy postseason games that drag on close to midnight might be a challenge for fans who try to balance watching baseball and getting up for work in the morning. But they've become a way of life in the new age of deliberate baseball in October.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  12. Boston Red Sox get needed win in Game 5 in fitting style - MLB

    Jerry Crasnick

    It wasn't always pretty, but Boston got a win it needed in Game 5, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  13. Red Sox relentless offense is battering Tampa pitching

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Red Sox keep sending relentless waves of offense at Tampa Bay to take a formidable 2-0 lead in the ALDS.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  14. September is the best month of the baseball season

    Jerry Crasnick

    The final month of the regular season is must-see baseball. It's the best time of the year.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  15. James Loney to sign with Tampa Bay Rays -- source

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent first baseman James Loney has agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays pending a physical exam, said a baseball source.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  16. Boston Red Sox interviewing Rick Schu for hitting coach, source s...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Boston Red Sox had been considering former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the vacant position of hitting coach, according to an industry source, but the Miami Marlins hired Martinez as their hitting coach Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012