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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. MLB - Toronto Blue Jays lead AL East in return to glory years

    Jerry Crasnick

    It's been a couple of decades since the Blue Jays captured their city's fancy, but the times they are a-changin' in Toronto, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  3. Will La Russa shake up D-backs' brass?

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Arizona Diamondbacks energized the fan base over the weekend when they named Tony La Russa to the newly created position of "chief baseball officer." When your team is buried in last place and has the worst run differential in the majors, there's...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Ryan Braun of Milwaukee Brewers responds to boos with 3 home runs...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Only Ryan Braun knows for sure how much his right thumb throbs when he swings a bat. But he has made it eminently clear that taunts, chants and boos aren't going to faze him.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Detroit Tigers will count on Justin Verlander once again - MLB

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Tigers are counting on Justin Verlander to come up big once again.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  8. Comparing Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig to others past a...

    Jerry Crasnick

    In his short time in the majors, Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has displayed incredible talent. How good can he ultimately be?

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  9. Manny Machado a true disciple of the Oriole Way

    Jerry Crasnick

    Manny Machado combines exceptional talent with great intellect when he's on the field for the Orioles.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  10. Munenori Kawasaki is becoming a fan and clubhouse favorite in Tor...

    Jerry Crasnick

    With his energetic play and lively personality, sure-handed shortstop Munenori Kawasaki is giving the struggling Blue Jays a lift while Jose Reyes recuperates from an ankle injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  11. Rockies' Walt Weiss learning on the fly

    Jerry Crasnick

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as an Oakland Athletics fan, so it's only natural that he remembers Walt Weiss as a tough-minded, sure-handed fixture on the Mark McGwire-Jose Canseco teams...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  12. Chris Perez not a fan of Manny Acta

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Chris Perez, the Cleveland Indians' perpetually outspoken closer, made some pointed observations about former manager Manny Acta at the end of last season in October. It's now been four months since the Indians fired Acta and repla...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  13. Josh Hamilton's complicated departure from Texas

    Jerry Crasnick

    The welcome wagon awaits in Anaheim, even as Texas fans struggle to come to grips with the way Josh Hamilton became an ex-Ranger.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  14. Diamondbacks, Orioles and Tigers among teams with unfinished wint...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Diamondbacks, Tigers and Orioles are among a handful of clubs that could do something significant in the coming days and weeks.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  15. MLBPA leader Michael Weiner's good fight against inoperable brain...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The odds are long for MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner. But baseball's "regular genius" will not give in to inoperable brain cancer.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2012
  16. 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