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  1. Houston Astros' Jose Altuve has a real zest for the game

    Jerry Crasnick

    While the Astros continue to be miles away from being a contender, their best and most uplifting story is a tiny second baseman who has a flair for collecting hits.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  2. How GM Ben Cherington rebuilt the Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington took the team that finished last in the AL East a season ago and made it into a title contender.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  3. Midseason 'All-Offensive Laggard' squad

    Jerry Crasnick

    There are several hitters on contenders who've failed to produce to expectations and must pick up the pace in order to help their teams make the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  4. Several contenders need roster upgrades

    Jerry Crasnick

    A power hitter. A starting pitcher. Bullpen help. With the trading deadline slowly approaching, several contending teams are in need of roster upgrades.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2007
  5. AL Central looking like a battle royale

    Jerry Crasnick

    With the Tigers, Indians, White Sox and Twins looking like contenders, the AL Central is shaping up to be baseball's toughest and deepest division.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2007
  6. Urbina, Mesa drawing plenty of attention

    Jerry Crasnick

    The scarcity of starters might prompt several clubs to throw up their hands and go bullpen-shopping instead.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2004