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  1. Playoff contenders closely monitoring workloads of young pitchers...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Much like the Nationals did last season with Stephen Strasburg, contenders are keeping close tabs on their young starters.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  2. MLBPA leader Michael Weiner's good fight against inoperable brain...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The odds are long for MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner. But baseball's "regular genius" will not give in to inoperable brain cancer.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2012
  3. Houston Astros have their very own Little Engine that Could

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jose Altuve is oblivious to the odds that because of his small stature he won't be anything more than a fringe player.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  4. Starting 9 -- September a key month for Pedro Martinez, John Smol...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Because we live in a "what have you done for me lately" kind of world, the futures of Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and several managers might be determined in September and October.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2009
  5. Jerry Crasnick: Starting 9 -- Recognizing those who overcame long...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Some are here for a cup of coffee. Some are back for another cup. Others are trying to restart their careers. This week's Starting 9 recognizes players who overcame long odds to land a job in the majors.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2009
  6. Lines drawn when it comes to assessing Dunn's value

    Jerry Crasnick

    The statistical and scouting communities are mostly at odds over Adam Dunn. Although he has a high on-base percentage, he also strikes out a whole lot.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2008
  7. Who are these guys? Long shots who made it

    Jerry Crasnick

    Starting 9 takes a look at nine players who made Opening Day rosters against long odds.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2008
  8. Pirates' Sanchez defying the odds

    Jerry Crasnick

    Pirates third baseman Freddy Sanchez, the NL's batting leader, is still trying to shake the perception that his bubble is about to burst.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2006