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  1. MLB - Billy Butler delivers for Royals in Game 2

    Jerry Crasnick

    Billy Butler, who will sit on the bench in San Francisco, had two key RBI singles in what could be his final home game at Kauffman Stadium, Jerry Crasnick writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  2. Veterans abound in Angels camp

    Jerry Crasnick

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- After trading Mark Trumbo to Arizona for an infusion of pitching in the offseason, the Los Angeles Angels are hoping to replace some of his 34 home runs with a one-man combination of Julio Franco and Benjamin Button. Raul Ibanez fa...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Seven offseason questions for baseball executives

    Jerry Crasnick

    With the hot stove season in its early stages, executives give their thoughts on prominent questions that will make news over the next three months.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Pittsburgh Pirates look for positives amid another negative seaso...

    Jerry Crasnick

    It has been a long time since the Pirates could hold their heads high at the end of a season. This winter, they're in yet another search for a bright side.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  7. Washington Nationals believe they're a legitimate contender

    Jerry Crasnick

    Could this be the season the Nationals put aside their losing ways, and make a run at a spot in the postseason? They think so.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  8. "The Book" on Prince Fielder

    Jerry Crasnick

    With all the other big free agents off the board, Prince Fielder has the offseason stage almost exclusively to himself.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  9. Previewing the general managers' meetings

    Jerry Crasnick

    When GMs get together for their annual meetings this week, the offseason could really start rolling into action with the signing of free agents and the possibility of trades.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  10. Oakland A's have assembled a dominant, deep rotation

    Jerry Crasnick

    Expectations are high in Oakland, thanks in large part to the top four starters in the A's rotation.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  11. Oakland A's played to their strengths in building for 2011

    Jerry Crasnick

    After a few setbacks early in the offseason, the A's essentially played to their strengths in building for the 2011 season.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  12. Majority of Major League Baseball teams can only watch as heavy h...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Resigned to bargain hunting, most teams can only stand back and watch this Hot Stove season as a select few teams vie for the big-name, big-money players.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2010
  13. From New York to Chicago to L.A., this could be an offseason mark...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Are the Cubs leaning toward Ryne Sandberg? Is Joe Torre finished? Will Tony La Russa return to St. Louis? These are among the many intriguing managerial storylines we'll be hearing about this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2010
  14. Hot Stove could soon get revved up

    Jerry Crasnick

    The offseason has gotten off to a slow start, but it's evident that money is available based on the contracts that free agents have already signed.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2009
  15. Starting 9 -- Looking for an offseason bargain?

    Jerry Crasnick

    Bobby Abreu proved last year that there are bargains to be had on the free-agent market. Starting 9 takes a look at the best deals on the offseason discount rack.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  16. Jerry Crasnick: Another hectic offseason for Boras

    Jerry Crasnick

    While Scott Boras waits for a contract offer to his liking for Manny Ramirez, the agent has once again been a big part of the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2009