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  1. Brewers enjoying view atop NL Central

    Jerry Crasnick

    One gratifying first half is in the books for the Milwaukee Brewers. One three-month obstacle course of heat, fatigue, trade deadline speculation, attrition and National League Central "gut checks" awaits. With a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rock...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Tampa Bay Rays keep rolling, eliminate Cleveland Indians

    Jerry Crasnick

    Alex Cobb pitched superbly in helping lead the Rays to yet another season-saving victory.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  3. A.J. Pierzynski says bring on the Texas heat

    Jerry Crasnick

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- This might seem hard to believe, but A.J. Pierzynski is about to begin his 20th season in professional ball. The journey began in 1994, when Pierzynski signed as a 17-year-old out of Dr. Phillips High in Orlando, Fla., and headed t...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  4. Michael Young, Rangers ready to put distractions aside and prepar...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Michael Young wanted out of Texas, but that didn't happen. So the player and the team are ready to move forward and play nice in hopes of another trip to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2011
  5. Aroldis Chapman brings the heat, and then some

    Jerry Crasnick

    Aroldis-mania isn't going away any time soon. And that's because flamethrowing Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman remains a sight to see.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2011
  6. Jerry Crasnick: St. Louis Cardinals' Ryan Franklin late-blossomin...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin doesn't overpower hitters; instead, he lets them make contact, allows his defense to do its job and, most importantly, gets people out.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2010
  7. Jason Bay delivering in a big way for Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    As a "rock star" in Boston, Jason Bay is delivering in a big way hitting in the heart of the Red Sox's lineup.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2009
  8. Players who really produce in September

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jimmy Rollins and Randy Johnson are among nine players who have put together impressive numbers in the final month of the season.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2008
  9. Underperforming vets hurting Brewers

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Brewers are still mathematically alive in the National League Central race, but manager Ned Yost is under fire for blowing a significant NL Central lead.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2007
  10. 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
  11. Heat will be on Gonzalez to match Girardi's success

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Marlins far exceeded the low expectations that were bestowed upon them to begin last season. Is Florida primed for an even better year or will it take a step back in '07?

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2007
  12. West-leading Rangers feeling the A's heat

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Texas Rangers are accustomed to summer meltdowns, but this year's club might be built to take the heat, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2006
  13. Rogers doesn't back down, on and off field

    Jerry Crasnick

    Kenny Rogers could have stayed home and avoided the questions. But he came to pitch, and to speak.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2005
  14. 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
  15. Philly shortstop needs bat to match swagger

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Phillies need more performances like Tuesday's (three hits) from shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2003
  16. Piazza, Floyd need support

    Jerry Crasnick

    New York needs a big bat in the middle. Plus, the NL rookie race heats up, and Todd Zeile ponders '04.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2003