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  1. Jose Abreu sure looks like he's for real

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia were together for only eight regular-season games, but it was long enough for the Chicago White Sox to glimpse the possibilities. In a 15-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday, the two young Sox c...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. Abreu's work ethic stands out

    Jerry Crasnick

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The news of Jose Abreu's six-year, $68 million contract with the Chicago White Sox sparked the inevitable comparisons from baseball writers and scouts looking for insights on the type of player he is and ultimately can be in the ma...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  3. Robin Ventura on Ryan fight video: 'Don't care'

    Jerry Crasnick

    One of Robin Ventura's most enduring moments -- one he'd rather forget -- came the night of Aug. 4, 1993, when the Chicago White Sox played the Texas Rangers at old Arlington Stadium. After getting plunked by Nolan Ryan, Ventura charged the mound...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  4. White Sox manager Robin Ventura will give clubhouse a different f...

    Jerry Crasnick

    There's one thing the White Sox and their fans can be sure of in 2012: New skipper Robin Ventura is going to handle things a lot differently than Ozzie Guillen.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  5. Atlanta Braves turn to new hitting coach to "fix" their offense

    Jerry Crasnick

    Beginning with Jason Heyward, the Braves need new hitting coach Greg Walker to get their offense straightened out.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  6. Buehrle's stretch of excellence ends

    Jerry Crasnick

    Mark Buehrle took the mound for the Chicago White Sox against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night riding a streak of 18 straight starts with three or fewer runs allowed. Buehrle's string of exceptional performances goes back to April 22, which m...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  7. Michael Morse's late run to All-Star party

    Jerry Crasnick

    WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball introduced the All-Star Final Vote nine years ago as a fun way to promote fan involvement. Judging from the 122 million votes cast over the past two seasons, the initiative has achieved its designated purpose. B...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  8. Offseason grades for the American League Central

    Jerry Crasnick

    It was a wild and active offseason in the AL Central, and no team recognizes that the stakes were raised more than the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  9. White Sox interested in power-hitting Dunn

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Chicago White Sox are talking to the representatives for Adam Dunn as a possible contingency plan in the event that first baseman Paul Konerko leaves the team through free agency, baseball sources told ESPN.com. Read the entire story....

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  10. Chicago White Sox finalize deal for Adam Dunn

    Jerry Crasnick and Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox have finalized a four-year, $56 million deal with free-agent slugger Adam Dunn, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2010
  11. Chicago general managers Ken Williams and Jim Hendry know all abo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    White Sox's GM Ken Williams has a volatile relationship with his manager, and the Cubs' Jim Hendry went out on a bit of a limb in selecting his new manager. So, yes, in Chicago, the GMs and the managers are forever linked.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  12. Permission for Jennings sought

    Adam Rubin

    The Mets have formally asked permission to speak with Marlins assistant GM Dan Jennings, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports. Crasnick writes: "Jennings is one of the most respected talent evaluators in the business. He drafted a ton of talent in Tampa ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  13. Ranking contenders' lineups, from best to worst

    Jerry Crasnick

    Teams that have the ability to hit quality pitching usually thrive in the postseason. That said, which lineups among serious playoff contenders are the best?

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  14. Jerry Crasnick: White Sox veterans know the score

    Jerry Crasnick

    The old guard won't be caught off guard in Chicago. Jermaine Dye, Paul Konerko and Jim Thome are well aware the White Sox are trying to get younger.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2009
  15. Griffey traded from Reds to White Sox for two players, cash

    Jerry Crasnick

    Ken Griffey Jr. approved a trade from the Cincinnati Reds to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, paving the way for the future Hall of Famer to pursue a spot in the World Series for the first time in his career.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2008
  16. White Sox's bats beyond cold

    Jerry Crasnick

    Extra BP. No BP. Soft-toss drills. Studying videotape. The White Sox have tried just about everything to jump-start their punchless bats.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2007