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  1. MLB - Oakland A's start second half with strong prospects

    Jerry Crasnick

    With an MLB-best first half behind them, the A's are sitting pretty as they start their push to October.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  2. MLB's under-the-radar saviors

    Jerry Crasnick

    A's right-hander Jesse Chavez and Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez are among several players who've stepped up and performed at a high level this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  3. Sonny Gray and the youthful A's

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHOENIX -- Sonny Douglas Gray looks relatively unimposing at 5-11, 200 pounds, but the Oakland Athletics have no reservations about throwing expectations his way. The last time Gray appeared on a national stage, he was going head-to-head with Detroit...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  4. Johnson leads new-look A's pen

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Oakland Athletics' spring training facility is awfully lived-in by the palatial standards of Salt River Fields and other modern Cactus League venues. But that's fine with new A's closer Jim Johnson, who can still remember traini...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  5. Orioles' Buck Showalter and A's Bob Melvin favorites for AL Manag...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Baltimore and Oakland both came from out of nowhere to make the playoffs. Now, Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are in a close race for AL Manager of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  6. Young starters hold key to Oakland Athletics' success

    Jerry Crasnick

    The A's need their now all-rookie rotation to be the driving force that pushes them into the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  7. 2002 'Moneyball' draft class in review

    Jerry Crasnick

    The A's had their share of success stories in the 2002 draft, but they also had an unwitting victim in catcher Jeremy Brown.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  8. Oakland A's have assembled a dominant, deep rotation

    Jerry Crasnick

    Expectations are high in Oakland, thanks in large part to the top four starters in the A's rotation.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  9. Oakland A's played to their strengths in building for 2011

    Jerry Crasnick

    After a few setbacks early in the offseason, the A's essentially played to their strengths in building for the 2011 season.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  10. Royce Clayton to play the role of Miguel Tejada in the movie vers...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Royce Clayton doesn't know much Spanish, but he does know a thing or two about being a baseball player. The 17-year major league veteran will play the role of Miguel Tejada in the upcoming "Moneyball" movie.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  11. Starting 9 -- Revolving-door positions for several teams

    Jerry Crasnick

    In one year, out the next. That's the way it continues to be for several teams in their never-ending quest to fill one specific position.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  12. Jerry Crasnick: Veteran right-hander Ben Sheets gives Oakland Ath...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Ben Sheets gives the Athletics exactly what they need, on and off the mound: a top-of-the-rotation starter and a mentor for their budding young pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  13. Dealing an ace like Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Roy Halladay c...

    Jerry Crasnick

    What kind of package can a star pitcher bring in return? As history reminds us, not all blockbusters are created equal.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2009
  14. Jerry Crasnick: Oakland Athletics developing another Big Three

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Athletics bolstered their lineup by adding some veteran bats, but their success in 2009 may rest on the precocious, talented, untested group of starting pitchers in camp.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2009
  15. Surveying the offseason landscape

    Jerry Crasnick

    Who'll sign A-Rod? What about Barry Bonds? We surveyed 15 GMs, assistants and other assorted personnel.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2007
  16. Health of Harden, Crosby critical to A's success

    Jerry Crasnick

    The A's are optimistic about the health of starter Rich Harden and shortstop Bobby Crosby, who are critical to their success in 2007.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2007