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  1. 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
  2. Former Marlin Josh Johnson takes season in Toronto, contract futu...

    Jerry Crasnick

    If former Marlins ace Josh Johnson can pitch like one in Toronto, a lucrative free-agent payout awaits.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  3. Royals offer new chapter for James Shields

    Jerry Crasnick

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- James Shields arrives in Kansas City with a well-deserved reputation as a leader, a dedicated teammate and a player who'll do whatever is necessary to earn his day's pay. As the Royals are discovering, that means more than just pit...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  4. Sandberg's baffling managerial wait

    Jerry Crasnick

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Ryne Sandberg takes a brief hiatus from his managerial duties each July and heads to Cooperstown, N.Y., for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. It's a nice opportunity to play some golf, relive old memories and enjoy the...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  5. Miami Marlins' season could hinge on their big right-hander

    Jerry Crasnick

    While Ozzie Guillen has grabbed the early headlines, Josh Johnson is of utmost importance to the Marlins in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  6. Ian Kennedy blossoms into ace for Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jerry Crasnick

    In his second season since joining the Diamondbacks, Ian Kennedy has quietly "set the pace" for the surprising NL West leaders.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  7. Recovering from shoulder surgery "a flip of the coin"

    Jerry Crasnick

    When you see the words shoulder and surgery in succession, understand that a pitcher who undergoes the procedure usually faces a long and arduous rehab before returning to full health ... if ever.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2010
  8. Overdone stories that really need to go away

    Jerry Crasnick

    The McCourts' divorce proceedings. The shaving cream pie craze. Have you had it with storylines that go on way too long? We sure have.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  9. Los Angeles Angels' starting rotation moving forward without ace ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Angels' rotation includes five experienced starters, but no ace. They look to offset the loss of John Lackey with three righties, two lefties and a brand-new clubhouse dynamic.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2010
  10. Kinsler, Young form a close bond in middle of Rangers' infield

    Jerry Crasnick

    Second baseman Ian Kinsler and shortstop Michael Young are double-play partners who share a definite bond in the Rangers' infield.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  11. Pirates endure short-term groans to achieve long-term gains

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Pirates' deadline deals received a tepid response, but jaded Bucs fans are warming up to the team's devotion to long-term goals.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008
  12. Some familiar faces still looking for work

    Jerry Crasnick

    Kenny Lofton is among the familiar faces who have drifted from the scene without saying goodbye, but would play again if given the opportunity.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2008
  13. The disciples of John Hart

    Jerry Crasnick

    John Hart did more than turn around a moribund Indians franchise. He also mentored three of the four general managers still vying for a World Series title.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2007
  14. Maddux, Wells more alike than you'd think

    Jerry Crasnick

    Greg Maddux and David Wells might seem like baseball's odd couple, but the Padres teammates are more alike than one might think.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2007
  15. Former hurler has instinctive feel for the game

    Jerry Crasnick

    New Padres manager Bud Black is ready to debunk the notion that only position players make good skippers.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2007
  16. Leyland itching to return to dugout

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jim Leyland is ready to be a big-league manager again. Now all he needs is an opportunity, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2005