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  1. Sizing up Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent-to-be Jose Dariel Abreu could soon be the next Cuban sensation to hit the majors.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  2. Royals closer ready to shine

    Jerry Crasnick

    Greg Holland's obscure origins didn't stop him from becoming one of the game's top closers for the Royals.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  3. Detroit Tigers' Jose Valverde quite a resurrection story

    Jerry Crasnick

    A forgotten man just a short time ago, Jose Valverde is back in a familiar role as the Tigers' closer.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  4. ALCS: Burnett bringing the heat, stifling Angels

    Jerry Crasnick

    8:55 p.m. ET A.J. Burnett hit 96 mph on the gun against Bobby Abreu and Torii Hunter in the first inning, and he's been in the 93-95 range the rest of the time. According to Fan Graphs, Burnett ranked fifth in the majors in highest average fastbal...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2009
  5. Baltimore Orioles have an outfield of dreams

    Jerry Crasnick

    Nolan Reimold, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis give the Orioles a dynamic young outfield threesome worth envying.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2009
  6. Even some Hall of Famers looked bad against Goose

    Jerry Crasnick

    Before radar guns were in vogue and closers became a pampered and well-compensated breed, Goose Gossage was both a workhorse and a star.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2008
  7. Who are these guys? Long shots who made it

    Jerry Crasnick

    Starting 9 takes a look at nine players who made Opening Day rosters against long odds.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2008
  8. Clemens rather ordinary in second tuneup start

    Jerry Crasnick

    With his fastball routinely hitting 88-91 mph on the gun, Roger Clemens was far from a polished pitcher in his second minor league start for Double-A Trenton.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2007
  9. High-speed pursuit

    Jerry Crasnick

    Turn up the heat. The hotter, the better. We love our fastballs, and we like 'em triple-digit fast.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2007
  10. Zito wrestles with mental toughness

    Jerry Crasnick

    As he prepared for a new season with a new team, Barry Zito turned to the sport of wrestling to improve his mental toughness.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2007
  11. Moyer serves as a mentor for Hamels

    Jerry Crasnick

    Phillies left-handers Jamie Moyer and Cole Hamels have formed a relationship on the basis of changeups and competitive spirit.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2006
  12. Wilson finally fulfilling promise

    Jerry Crasnick

    Once a big fan of lighting up the radar gun, Reds pitcher Paul Wilson is now preaching the gospel of finesse.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2004
  13. Jays bring in reinforcements

    Jerry Crasnick

    Toronto's rebuilt rotation should take some heat off Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, but he's still the top gun.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2004