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  1. Barry Zito, 36, looking to make comeback after year away

    Jerry Crasnick

    After taking a year off to travel, surf and enjoy life away from baseball, former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito is looking to make a comeback.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  2. MLB - Royals retreat to familiar territory

    Jerry Crasnick

    After falling behind the Giants three games to two in the World Series, the Royals head back to Kansas City where they hope to rediscover their winning brand of baseball.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 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. Mark Mulder attempting a return to the mound

    Jerry Crasnick

    Mark Mulder, a two-time All-Star and former staff pillar with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, is trying to make a comeback.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Ben Sheets an accidental savior for Atlanta Braves

    Jerry Crasnick

    Ben Sheets thought his career was over after having arm surgery in July 2010. After two years, he's back in the majors and the Braves couldn't be happier.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Thomas, Piazza possibilities in Oakland

    Jerry Crasnick

    Will the A's trade Barry Zito? It's not likely, but landing a hitter like Frank Thomas or Mike Piazza isn't out of the question, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2005
  12. Human element still vital in high-tech age

    Jerry Crasnick

    Advance scouting helps teams keep track of opponents and gain competitive intelligence.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2005
  13. Beltre struggling to find '04 form

    Jerry Crasnick

    Here are six third basemen who are still laboring to find that elusively blissful state commonly known as being "in the zone."

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2005
  14. A's offense needs to awaken

    Jerry Crasnick

    A month into the season, Oakland's pitching is doing fine. It's the hitting that's awful.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2005
  15. DeJesus ready to make quantum leap

    Jerry Crasnick

    Five Cactus Leaguers have the talent, temperament and opportunity to break through in 2005.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2005
  16. Burden falls on Zito, Harden

    Jerry Crasnick

    Whether Barry Zito can rediscover his Cy Young form is only one question facing Oakland's pitching staff.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2005