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  1. Kevin Towers of Arizona Diamondbacks doesn't want to be 'pseudo-G...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Kevin Towers told a Phoenix radio station Wednesday that he doesn't want to be a "pseudo-GM" in Arizona, but expressed confidence that he can work with Tony La Russa and show that he's the man to run the Diamondbacks' baseball operations moving forward.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Craig Kimbrel of Atlanta Braves to miss a few days with sore shou...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was unavailable to pitch Monday night because of soreness in his right shoulder, and he is expected to be rested for a few days.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  6. Initial reaction to expanded replay overwhelmingly positive

    Jerry Crasnick

    The initial reaction from people within the game to expanded replay has been overwhelmingly positive.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  7. Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis hospitalized with staph infe...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis has been hospitalized with a staph infection in his leg, the team confirmed Friday morning.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  8. High hopes for 'athletic' Royals

    Jerry Crasnick

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Dayton Moore is entering his ninth season as the Kansas City Royals' general manager, and he has his share of hits, misses, triumphs and head-scratchers like most executives. When a man's portfolio includes long-term deals for Jose...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Lloyd McClendon rips New York Yankees coach Kevin Long for Robins...

    Jerry Crasnick

    New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Kevin Long should keep his opinions to himself two days after the New York Yankees hitting coach criticized Robinson Cano for his unwillingness to run out routine ground balls while in the Bronx.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  11. Sam Fuld, Oakland Athletics agree to minor-league deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Oakland Athletics have reached an agreement with outfielder Sam Fuld on a minor-league contract, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  12. Philadelphia Phillies in tough spot with aging roster

    Jerry Crasnick

    Despite myriad reasons to the contrary, the Phillies believe they will be a contender in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2014
  13. How Shin-Soo Choo landed with the Texas Rangers

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Texas Rangers were the best and most logical fit for free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the outset.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2013
  14. Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre get the Cooperstown call

    Jerry Crasnick

    Legendary managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa will be inducted into the Hall of Fame together, and rightfully so.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  15. Arizona Diamondbacks searching for an elite starter

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Diamondbacks fulfill all the prerequisites for a team in true shopping mode as they very much want to acquire a No. 1 starter.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  16. 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