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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Tampa Bay Rays their own worst enemy in Game 1 loss to Boston Red...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Tampa Bay was uncharacteristically sloppy in its ALDS Game 1 loss to Boston, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  10. Futures Gamers Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton will always be link...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Futures Gamers Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton tied together by 2012 draft.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  11. MLB draft -- Day 1 observations

    Jerry Crasnick

    Here are some assorted snippets, vignettes and other observations from the 2013 first-year player draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  12. MLB draft mystery where are the redheads

    Jerry Crasnick

    This could be a red-letter draft! Two top prospects have a baseball rarity going for them. Yep. Red hair. So why aren't there more "gingers" in baseball?

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  13. Draft-eligible players and how scouts percieve their shortcomings...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Baseball's talent evaluators do their best to make scouting a science. But sometimes, an up-close-and-personal look trumps all.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  14. Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers agree on 8-year, $120M deal, source s...

    The Texas Rangers and All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus have agreed to an eight-year, $120 million deal, a source says.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  15. Astros' Carlos Pena acting like 'big brother'

    Jerry Crasnick

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Houston Astros don't have a lot of money or name recognition on their roster, but they're awash in youthful exuberance. Of the 53 players still in major league camp, only four -- Carlos Pena, Rick Ankiel, Phil Humber and Jose V...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  16. Jonathan Singleton, prospect of Houston Astros, suspended 50 game...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Houston Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton suspended 50 games for violating minor league baseball's drug policy.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013