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  1. Andrew Heaney arrives to fill Marlins' need

    Jerry Crasnick

    Oklahoma has sent some physically imposing pitchers to professional ball over the past couple of decades. Jamey Wright and Brad Penny certainly fit the profile. So do Josh Johnson, who was born in Minnesota before moving to the Sooner state, and Tomm...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. Reliever Joel Hanrahan, coming off Tommy John surgery, signs with...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Detroit Tigers made another move to upgrade their bullpen Friday by agreeing on a one-year contract with free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, general manager David Dombrowski announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  3. Peralta key to Cards' makeover

    Jerry Crasnick

    JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals threatened to break the outrage meter when they signed Jhonny Peralta to a four-year, $53 million contract in November. Critics, including big-league pitchers Brad Ziegler and David Aardsma, rushed to Twitter ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Brad McCann hits the big screen

    Jerry Crasnick

    The new Billy Crystal-Bette Midler comedy "Parental Guidance" has done relatively well at the box office despite dismal reviews. The film has reportedly earned more than $66 million while receiving a 19 percent positive rating from critics on the Ro...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  6. Brad Lidge undecided if he wants to pitch for another team this s...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Veteran reliever Brad Lidge, released by the Washington Nationals earlier this week, said he has yet to decide if he will try to come back and pitch for another team in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  7. Yonder Alonso embodies San Diego Padres hurry-up-and-wait future

    Jerry Crasnick

    The waiting is the hardest part for Yonder Alonso and the Padres, who've invested heavily in their future at the expense of their present.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  8. Brad Penny considering pitching in Japan, sources say

    Jerry Crasnick

    Veteran right-handed pitcher Brad Penny is weighing an opportunity to pitch in Japan, two baseball sources said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  9. Source -- Cincinnati Reds, closer Ryan Madson agree to one-year, ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Cincinnati Reds and former Phillies closer Ryan Madson have agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal, according to a source.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  10. Jeremy Hellickson rises to the challenge

    Jerry Crasnick

    There's a scene early in the new movie "Moneyball" in which the Brad Pitt/Billy Beane character sits at a big table with his scouts and grimaces as they spout a bunch of timeworn baseball homilies while breaking down talent. Each scout at the table c...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  11. Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee tosses another shutout

    Jerry Crasnick

    Cliff Lee tossed his third consecutive shutout; just don't ask him to analyze how he's piled up all these zeros. He doesn't think about that stuff; he just pitches.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2011
  12. Brett Wallace gets an opportunity as Houston Astros first baseman...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Brett Wallace's road to the major leagues has been anything but typical. Thrice traded in the span of 371 days, Wallace has found a home as the Astros' starting first baseman.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  13. Brad Lidge of Philadelphia Phillies expects return near All-Star ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Phillies closer Brad Lidge doesn't expect to pitch again until sometime before the All-Star break as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  14. Houston Astros' rotation an underrated group

    Jerry Crasnick

    There aren't any household names in the Astros' rotation, but based on performance this group is a collection of quality arms.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  15. Oakland A's played to their strengths in building for 2011

    Jerry Crasnick

    After a few setbacks early in the offseason, the A's essentially played to their strengths in building for the 2011 season.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  16. Joe Mauer, Pablo Sandoval, Brad Hawpe among players who've had po...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Several noteworthy players are experiencing power shortages at the plate compared to 2009.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010