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  1. Seth Smith, San Diego Padres reach two-year extension

    Jerry Crasnick

    The San Diego Padres signed outfielder Seth Smith to a two-year contract extension Wednesday that includes a club option for 2017.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  2. O's brace for the worst with Wieters

    AJ Mass

    Although the Baltimore Orioles are holding out hope that they might still be able to get Matt Wieters back on the field this season, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com tweets that the catcher "will visit Dr. James Andrews today. They're braced for bad news."...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. A memorable encounter with Tony Gwynn

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jerry Crasnick fondly looks back at a discussion with Tony Gwynn about hitting from nearly 20 years ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2014
  4. Padres closer Huston Street ready for a deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHILADELPHIA -- San Diego Padres closer Huston Street's biggest strength -- other than the ability to throw three pitches with impeccable control -- is his willingness to subjugate his ego for the ultimate goal. As long as the day ends with a cong...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  5. Oakland Athletics acquire Kyle Blanks from San Diego Padres for 2...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Oakland Athletics acquired a potential right-handed power bat Thursday when they picked up oft-injured first baseman-outfielder Kyle Blanks in a trade with the San Diego Padres.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Power arms in Padres' rotation

    Jerry Crasnick

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- The San Diego Padres have developed a reputation in recent years as a haven for command-and-control pitchers in search of a career jump-start. Kevin Correia, Randy Wolf, Jon Garland and Jason Marquis are among the veteran starters wh...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  9. HanRam must make an impact

    Jerry Crasnick

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With the possible exception of Clayton Kershaw, Hanley Ramirez is the most indispensable player on the Los Angeles Dodgers' 25-man roster. He's a shortstop who hits like his namesake, Manny Ramirez, and that's an impossible combina...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  10. Brian Roberts has deal with New York Yankees

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent second baseman Brian Roberts has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  11. Charlie Morton, Pittsburgh Pirates agree to 3-year, $21 million e...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Right-hander Charlie Morton has reached an agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract extension with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  12. Offseason bullpen grades: National League

    David Schoenfield

    The average bullpen pitches nearly a third of the game these days and with scoring on the decline that also means more tight games -- and thus more games where the relievers can win it, lose it or save it. Jerry Crasnick has a piece on the market for...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. Josh Johnson, San Diego Padres agree on one-year, $8M deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent starter Josh Johnson has reached agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $8 million contract with the San Diego Padres, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  14. Future of Chase Headley far from settled

    Jerry Crasnick

    Chase Headley, a free agent after this season, faces a lot of uncertainty going forward due to a down year in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  15. Matt Moore helping to keep the Tampa Bay Rays afloat in the AL Ea...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Matt Moore is living up to the hype he generated as a prospect and helping to keep the Tampa Bay Rays afloat in the AL East, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  16. Manny Machado a true disciple of the Oriole Way

    Jerry Crasnick

    Manny Machado combines exceptional talent with great intellect when he's on the field for the Orioles.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013