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  1. Scott Boras likens free agent ace Max Scherzer to Denver Broncos ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    As Max Scherzer assumes center stage on the MLB free-agent pitching market, agent Scott Boras is skipping the Jon Lester comparisons and likening him to a certain NFL Hall of Famer-in-waiting.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  2. MLB - Royals turn to Ventura in Game 2

    Jerry Crasnick

    Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  3. MLB - Toronto Blue Jays lead AL East in return to glory years

    Jerry Crasnick

    It's been a couple of decades since the Blue Jays captured their city's fancy, but the times they are a-changin' in Toronto, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  4. Joe Torre questions whether pine tar should be legalized for pitc...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Amid a growing debate over whether pitchers should be openly allowed to use pine tar to get a better grip on baseballs, executive vice president Joe Torre said he has concerns about the substance being legalized for pitchers because of potential issues.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014
  5. Robinson Cano joins Seattle Mariners in spring training

    Jerry Crasnick

    Robinson Cano stepped on a baseball field as a Seattle Mariner for the first time Tuesday with high expectations, the demands that a $240 million contract can bring and a piece of personal grooming that never was part of his grab bag in New York.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  6. Kevin Youkilis to play for Japan's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

    Jerry Crasnick

    Kevin Youkilis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan for the 2014 season, his agent confirmed Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  7. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees agree on contract

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reached agreement on a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees pending a physical exam, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  8. Boston Red Sox interviewing Rick Schu for hitting coach, source s...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Boston Red Sox had been considering former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the vacant position of hitting coach, according to an industry source, but the Miami Marlins hired Martinez as their hitting coach Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  9. New York Yankees' bats remain remarkably quiet

    Jerry Crasnick

    In their loss in Game 3, the Yankees showed they simply can't hit. They're also running out of explanations and time.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  10. Roy Oswalt willing to join team midseason, source says

    Jerry Crasnick

    After waiting until spring training and failing to land a job to his satisfaction, free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt has told major league clubs that he might pull a Roger Clemens and return midseason, according to a baseball source.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  11. Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays reach five-year, $14 million deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Tampa Bay Rays have reached agreement with rookie pitcher Matt Moore on a guaranteed five-year, $14 million contract, according to a baseball source.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2011
  12. Highlighting some of baseball's unhappy endings

    Jerry Crasnick

    The recent Jorge Posada fiasco brings to mind other instances in which once prominent players had a bad ending with their respective teams.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  13. Offseason grades for the American League East

    Jerry Crasnick

    This offseason in the AL East the Red Sox went big, the Blue Jays got rid of a huge contract, the Rays watched a cornerstone leave, the Orioles stuck with their plan and the Yankees -- well, it's not yet clear what they accomplished.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2011
  14. Sources: Cliff Lee to rejoin Philadelphia Phillies

    Jerry Crasnick

    Cliff Lee spurned bigger offers from the Yankees and Rangers and agreed to a five-year, guaranteed $120 million contract with the Phillies late Monday, sources said.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2010
  15. Ranking contending teams' deadline moves

    Jerry Crasnick

    Which teams did the best job of upgrading at the July and August trade deadlines? And which clubs failed miserably?

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2010
  16. Andy Marte, Alex Escobar and Drew Henson are among the big-time t...

    Jerry Crasnick

    While the Blue Jays and Phillies continue to haggle over prospects, Starting 9 revisits some trades involving highly touted minor leaguers who became major league busts.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009