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  1. A memorable encounter with Tony Gwynn

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jerry Crasnick fondly looks back at a discussion with Tony Gwynn about hitting from nearly 20 years ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2014
  2. Troy Tulowitzki, Mike Trout leading MLB MVP races

    Jerry Crasnick

    The debate is very fluid at the moment, but Troy Tulowitzki and Mike Trout are your MVP leaders through the first month of the season.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 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. Bourjos excited to be with Cards

    Jerry Crasnick

    JUPITER, Fla. -- When Peter Bourjos was playing for the Los Angeles Angels, Torii Hunter and some other teammates would occasionally debate how he might fare in a footrace against Mike Trout. The consensus was that Trout would win from home plate to ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  5. Mattingly's difficult pitching decisions

    Jerry Crasnick

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers made lots of news over the winter spending money and stockpiling arms. The ratio of capable pitchers to available spots ensures that manager Don Mattingly and his staff will engage in some lively debate betw...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  6. Cincinnati Reds spark a classic risk vs. reward debate

    Jerry Crasnick

    In a highly scrutinized decision, the Reds plan to move Aroldis Chapman from a closer to a starting pitcher for the 2013 season.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  7. Wilin Rosario a relative afterthought in National League top rook...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Despite putting up big power numbers, Rockies rookie catcher Wilin Rosario has gone widely unnoticed this season.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  8. Chicago White Sox watching Chris Sale closely

    Jerry Crasnick

    While there's much debate about the Nationals' likely innings limit on Stephen Strasburg, the White Sox are also handling Chris Sale with kid gloves this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  9. Baseball's game of the year: World Series Game 6

    Jerry Crasnick

    The best game of the 2011 baseball season? World Series Game 6, hands down.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  10. Curtis Granderson right in the middle of AL MVP debate

    Jerry Crasnick

    Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson has won over his teammates. Now he's working on AL MVP voters.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  11. DUI arrests of baseball players growing in number

    Jerry Crasnick

    The rash of alcohol-related arrests in recent months has ignited quite a debate among people in baseball about the core of the problem.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  12. Hank Aaron says he thinks those linked with steroids should have ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Former home run king Hank Aaron said Saturday that he's willing to accept steroid users into the club, but with asterisks.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2009
  13. Jerry Crasnick: Plate discipline enormously important in today's ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    It's the old nature versus nurture debate. Is plate discipline a God-given skill, a learned behavior, or a combination of the two?

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2009
  14. Jerry Crasnick: Rice's last year on ballot continues debate

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jim Rice is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the 15th and last time, and the debate over his candidacy is as alive as it's ever been.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2008
  15. Lines drawn when it comes to assessing Dunn's value

    Jerry Crasnick

    The statistical and scouting communities are mostly at odds over Adam Dunn. Although he has a high on-base percentage, he also strikes out a whole lot.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2008
  16. Pitchers claim armored hitters have unfair edge

    Jerry Crasnick

    Hitters and pitchers are generally polarized in the hot-button debate over the use of body armor, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2006