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  1. Mix-master Melvin has A's in AL race again

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball began handing out the Manager of the Year award in 1983, and Bobby Cox of the 2004-05 Atlanta Braves is the only man to win it in consecutive seasons. If the lineup the Oakland Athletics fielded Wednesday night is a snapshot of ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  2. Orioles' Buck Showalter and A's Bob Melvin favorites for AL Manag...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Baltimore and Oakland both came from out of nowhere to make the playoffs. Now, Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are in a close race for AL Manager of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  3. Justin Verlander caps dominant year by winning American League MV...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Justin Verlander finished off an outstanding season by winning both of the American League's major individual awards.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  4. Saving Webb already pays off for D-backs

    Jerry Crasnick

    The D-backs' decision to save Brandon Webb an extra day has already paid off, allowing their ace to open a critical weekend series in Colorado.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2007
  5. Cox approaching victory milestone

    Jerry Crasnick

    Bobby Cox quietly is closing in on his 2,000th victory and, maybe, his second manager of the year award.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2004
  6. NL East race opens with Bryce Harper hurt

    Jerry Crasnick

    After badly underachieving for the first four months a year ago and playing themselves out of postseason contention, the Washington Nationals were looking forward to a fresh start and some more positive karma under new manager Matt Williams. Other...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  7. White Sox have imposing figures

    Jerry Crasnick

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has channeled his energies over the past year into revamping the roster and making the team younger and more dynamic on the field. Those efforts haven't gone unnoticed by some of his peers. "I...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  8. Assessing the offseason's closer market

    Jerry Crasnick

    At a time when bullpen flexibility has never been more important, there are a number of choices as teams search for closer upgrades.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  9. Francona brings positive energy to Indians

    Jerry Crasnick

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona inherits a team that ranked 13th in the American League with 667 runs scored last year and 14th in ERA at 4.78. The good news (sort of) is that not many people showed up to watch all that u...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  10. Ryan Madson agent Scott Boras, Ruben Amaro Jr. of Philadelphia Ph...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Less than a day after reliever Ryan Madson agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract with the Reds, agent Scott Boras and Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. sharply disagreed on the chain of events that led to Madson's departure from Philadelphia.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  11. Terry Ryan 'back in the chair' as Minnesota Twins general manager...

    Jerry Crasnick

    After a four-year hiatus as the Twins' general manager, Terry Ryan is rebuilding a team that lost 99 games last season and finished 32 games out of first place in the AL Central.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2011
  12. Juan Rivera signs one-year deal with Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Juan Rivera to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  13. 2011 ALCS -- Texas Rangers advance to World Series

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Rangers punched their ticket to the World Series for the second straight year, knocking out the Tigers in ALCS Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  14. San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean happy outside of spotlight

    Jerry Crasnick

    Giants general manager Brian Sabean won't boast about it -- that's just not his way -- but he heads to the GM meetings as the conquering hero, the man who changed San Francisco and brought a starving franchise the title it craved.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2010
  15. Soft-spoken Jon Daniels the architect behind Texas Rangers' succe...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jon Daniels' skilled leadership has guided the Rangers to their first appearance in the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2010
  16. Bullpen trade market 'a flip of the coin'

    Jerry Crasnick

    Every contending team can seemingly use an upgrade in its bullpen, but good luck finding any real quality relievers on the trade market.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2010