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  1. Resilient Braves respond to every challenge

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHILADELPHIA -- After beating up on the Washington Nationals all weekend, the Atlanta Braves reached a point Monday night where they appeared to be rolling toward a nice, methodical win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Then the momentum began whipsawi...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Cubs showing they trust Rizzo

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- As Ryan Howard, Adam Dunn and numerous other big leaguers can attest, nothing presents a bigger challenge for a left-handed hitter than trying to hang in the box against lefty pitching. Some guys, like Baltimore's Chris Davis, seem ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. A's have depth in their rotation

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- It's always a challenge for teams to know how much surplus starting pitching to bring to spring training. Carry too much, and you risk putting the squeeze on someone who's worthy or not having enough innings to go around. Go light o...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  4. Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre get the Cooperstown call

    Jerry Crasnick

    Legendary managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa will be inducted into the Hall of Fame together, and rightfully so.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Dominant pitching set to square off in World Series

    Jerry Crasnick

    Great pitching will be on display when the Cardinals and Red Sox meet up in the 109th Fall Classic.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  7. Future of Chase Headley far from settled

    Jerry Crasnick

    Chase Headley, a free agent after this season, faces a lot of uncertainty going forward due to a down year in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  8. Living in limbo can be difficult for players

    Jerry Crasnick

    Being on the rumor mill is a way of life for some players, but that doesn't make it an enjoyable experience.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  9. Big, bad Justin Verlander awaits feeble New York Yankees

    Jerry Crasnick

    Justin Verlander, arguably baseball's best pitcher, will pose a huge challenge for Yankees' struggling lineup in Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  10. The Baltimore Orioles' West Coast road trip is next imposing chal...

    Jerry Crasnick

    How many challenges can the never-say-die Orioles overcome between now and the end of the regular season? The answer might be found in their upcoming road trip.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  11. Houston Astros' first-year general manager focused on the job ahe...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jeff Luhnow faces a major challenge as he embarks on his first draft with the Astros, looking to improve a system that is thin and bereft of impact talent.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  12. New York Mets like what they see from shortstop Ruben Tejada

    Jerry Crasnick

    Replacing Jose Reyes is a huge challenge for Ruben Tejada, but the Mets' new shortstop is showing that he definitely belongs.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  13. MLB -- Pujols ready to start his Angels career

    Jerry Crasnick

    Albert Pujols started his Angels career ready to get to work.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Big Three leading the way for surging Phillies

    Jerry Crasnick

    Lining up Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt in succession certainly makes facing the Phillies a daunting challenge.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2010