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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. Houston Astros' Jose Altuve has a real zest for the game

    Jerry Crasnick

    While the Astros continue to be miles away from being a contender, their best and most uplifting story is a tiny second baseman who has a flair for collecting hits.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  3. Bright future for top prospects Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo

    Jerry Crasnick

    Top prospects Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) both grew up in Las Vegas, and are currently tearing it up in the minor leagues.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2014
  4. Jon Singleton signs long-term deal with Houston Astros

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Houston Astros have reached agreement on a five-year, $10 million guaranteed contract with first-base prospect Jon Singleton and are promoting him to the big league club from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  5. Tommy John surgery epidemic worries Bud Selig

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday he's personally concerned about the recent spate of Tommy John surgeries and other injuries suffered by major league pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  6. O will determine how high Royals rebound

    Jerry Crasnick

    Nothing resonates with the modern-day baseball fan like a good prospect vigil. George Springer was all the rage before the Houston Astros took the plunge and summoned him from Triple-A Oklahoma City in mid-April. Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco is still...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  7. Reliever Joel Hanrahan, coming off Tommy John surgery, signs with...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Detroit Tigers made another move to upgrade their bullpen Friday by agreeing on a one-year contract with free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, general manager David Dombrowski announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  8. Pirates preaching patience with Gregory Polanco

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Pirates could use an upgrade in right field, but they aren't about to rush prospect Gregory Polanco to the majors just to fill a need.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  9. Astros' future could be bright

    Jerry Crasnick

    JUPITER, Fla. -- Outfielder Dexter Fowler has joined the Houston Astros, starting pitcher Scott Feldman signed a $30 million contract in December and relievers Chad Qualls, Matt Albers and Jesse Crain add experience and depth to a bullpen that ranked...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  10. Ryan fitting in nicely with Astros

    Jerry Crasnick

    PALM CITY, Fla. -- Nolan Ryan is 23 years removed from his seventh career no-hitter, and it has been 18 years since he pitched his pain reliever of choice in a television commercial. But he still has enough cachet to make news in Texas' two most prom...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  11. Rockies' leadoff quandary

    Jerry Crasnick

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Offense is never an issue in Colorado, and the Rockies have the requisite pieces to repeat last season's performance, which led the National League with a .741 OPS and ranked second to the St. Louis Cardinals with 706 runs scored...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  12. Over/under: Jose Abreu's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    It's Jose Abreu day here at ESPN.com. Jerry Crasnick has a piece on the new White Sox first baseman, and Jared Cross, who helped create the Steamer projection system, predicts Abreu is going to be a star. Indeed, ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez, who ma...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  13. Reds hope speedy Hamilton sticks

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Cincinnati Reds have challenged rookie outfielder Billy Hamilton to embrace a role at the top of the batting order and help lead the team to its fourth postseason appearance in five years. But this much is certain: No one in ca...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  14. Ramifications of Masahiro Tanaka's contract with the New York Yan...

    Jerry Crasnick

    What does Masahiro Tanaka's seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees mean for Major League Baseball? We surveyed executives around the league.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  15. MLB - Craig Biggio Mike Piazza Jeff Bagwell in Hall of Fame limbo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The numbers all but shout that Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell ought to be in the Hall of Fame. But the whispers tell a different story.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  16. Poll: Execs predict David Price to Texas?

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick has completed his annual poll of MLB executives on some of the hot topics this offseason. And one of those topics is where David Price could end up, assuming the Tampa Bay Rays make an attempt to trade him as most expect. ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013