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  1. Edinson Volquez's Pirates comeback aided by their track record

    Jerry Crasnick

    Now that he's a Pirate, Edinson Volquez might be with the exactly right organization to jump-start his faltering career.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  2. A.J. Burnett agrees to deal with Philadelphia Phillies

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher A.J. Burnett have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth $16 million, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  3. Free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett planning to pitch this seaso...

    Jerry Crasnick

    A.J. Burnett is planning to pitch in 2014, a source close to the free-agent pitcher confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates moving on from A.J. Burnett, but would take hi...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have "turned the page" on the likelihood of pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to their starting rotation, club president Frank Coonelly told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  5. Nyjer Morgan covets MLB spot after Japan stint

    Jerry Crasnick

    Nyjer Morgan, who attracted a following and agitated opponents through his fast-talking, high-energy alter ego "Tony Plush," is pursuing jobs in Major League Baseball along with a possible return to Japan, his agent said Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2014
  6. Charlie Morton, Pittsburgh Pirates agree to 3-year, $21 million e...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Right-hander Charlie Morton has reached an agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract extension with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  7. Breaking down the National League MVP race

    Jerry Crasnick

    Andrew McCutchen is the leading contender for the National League's top player award.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  8. The '92 Pittsburgh Pirates recall team's last winning season

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are on the verge of their first winning season in 21 years. Players from that 1992 team relive their memories.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  9. Identifying MLB's under-the-radar standouts

    Jerry Crasnick

    Francisco Liriano is among several players who've been big producers after signing moderately-priced deals in the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  10. 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
  11. NL Central leaders let it ride at deadline

    Jerry Crasnick

    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington and his St. Louis counterpart, John Mozeliak, spent the requisite long hours at the trade deadline making calls, kicking tires and putting out feelers in an effort to improve their rosters. But...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  12. Pirates making headlines on the field

    Jerry Crasnick

    PITTSBURGH -- Baseball has too much on its plate these days to focus exclusively on the exploits of an inspirational team in Pittsburgh. The trade deadline is coming to a head Wednesday. Brian Wilson -- aka "The Beard" -- is about to pitch his way to...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  13. Nationals hope only 2013 isn't their year

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Washington Nationals reached the 100-game mark in the season with a 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Actually, "reached" might be a charitable way to describe it. Failed, flailed, struggled, stumbled, scuffled and slouched are...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  14. All-Star Andrew McCutchen pushing the Pirates

    Jerry Crasnick

    All-Star Andrew McCutchen is helping to turn around a Pirates team that's no longer counting on him alone to break its seasonal losing streak.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  15. Pirates' Gerrit Cole to make big league debut against Tim Lincecu...

    Jerry Crasnick

    After only 200 innings in the minors, the Pirates' Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, is set to make his major league debut at PNC Park against Tim Lincecum and the Giants.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  16. 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