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  1. Nationals the cream of the crop in NL East

    Jerry Crasnick

    Writers for ESPN.com receive a voluminous amount of reader feedback, and much of it comes from fans whose passion outweighs their judgment or even their grip on reality. Readers accuse us of East Coast bias, big-market bias or other personal agendas ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Elbow woes over, Yordano Ventura shines

    Jerry Crasnick

    While a lot of pitchers are making headlines this season for the worst possible reason -- a visit to Dr. James Andrews -- elbow-related attrition hasn't claimed every promising young arm with a chance of contributing. Madison Bumgarner, Sonny Gray an...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. Joe Blanton signs minor-league deal with Oakland Athletics

    Jerry Crasnick

    Veteran right-hander Joe Blanton reached agreement on a minor-league contract with the Oakland Athletics and has been assigned to their Triple-A Sacramento affiliate. The River Cats anounced the deal Monday on their Twitter account.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  4. Marlins have sleeper potential

    Jerry Crasnick

    JUPITER, Fla. -- The Miami Marlins' spring training camp began on a rough note when team president David Samson was the first contestant to be voted off the island on "Survivor." It's been all uphill from there. The Marlins have a National Leagu...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. Santana focused on learning 3B

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Carlos Santana's spirit is certainly willing. In his attempt to become a serviceable big league third baseman, he has done everything but change his first name to Cletis and read "Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography" from cover to co...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. Potential aces on Rockies' farm

    Jerry Crasnick

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Colorado Rockies have selected 19 pitchers in the first or supplemental round of Major League Baseball's June draft since the franchise's inception in 1993, and those picks have combined for a total of one All-Star appearance...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  7. Axford's gold-medal moments

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Cleveland Indians spent Friday morning doing drills and taking batting practice before knocking off early for a charity golf tournament in the afternoon. But for a few anxious moments in between, new closer John Axford's mind w...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  8. New Indian Murphy starting over

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- David Murphy attracted lots of attention in November with one of the cutest news leaks in memory. Word of his pending free-agent deal with the Cleveland Indians made the rounds after his 5-year-old daughter let it slip at her day-c...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  9. Grady Sizemore signs one-year deal with Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    Grady Sizemore, a three-time All-Star whose career began to unravel in 2009 due to a seemingly endless string of injuries, has signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  10. Bobby Abreu to Philadelphia Phillies on minor league deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    Veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu has returned from a yearlong baseball hiatus to sign a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  11. Nyjer Morgan agrees to minor league deal with Cleveland Indians

    Jerry Crasnick

    Outfielder Nyjer Morgan, returning to Major League Baseball after a season in Japan, has reached agreement on a minor-league contract with the Cleveland Indians.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  12. Minnesota Twins sign Jason Kubel to minor league deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    Outfielder Jason Kubel has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins, the team confirmed Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  13. Oakland A's give Scott Kazmir 2-year, $22 million deal, sources s...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Oakland Athletics fortified their starting rotation Monday when they reached a two-year, $22 million agreement with free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir, sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden and Buster Olney.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  14. Assessing the offseason's closer market

    Jerry Crasnick

    At a time when bullpen flexibility has never been more important, there are a number of choices as teams search for closer upgrades.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Mix-master Melvin has A's in AL race again

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball began handing out the Manager of the Year award in 1983, and Bobby Cox of the 2004-05 Atlanta Braves is the only man to win it in consecutive seasons. If the lineup the Oakland Athletics fielded Wednesday night is a snapshot of ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013