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  1. Things to watch after the MLB winter meetings

    Jerry Crasnick

    While a lot happened at baseball's marquee offseason event, there's still much more to play out over the next two-plus months.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2014
  2. Kansas City Royals basking in glow of success

    Jerry Crasnick

    Having won eight straight postseason games, the Royals have emerged as October's broom-wielding juggernaut.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  3. Why the Baltimore Orioles are team to beat

    Jerry Crasnick

    After sweeping the Tigers in the ALDS, the ALCS-bound Orioles appear destined for much greater things, perhaps even World Series glory.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2014
  4. The best nicknames currently in baseball

    Jerry Crasnick

    From Big Papi to Big Puma to Kung Fu Panda, baseball's current crop of players are continuing the sport's long and illustrious tradition of catchy nicknames.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  5. Cubs' LaHair shedding labels

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- Lots of major league players have time-honored traditions and checklists to dispense with as they prepare for spring training each year. Maybe they take the wife out for Valentine's Day dinner, or make sure to pack their lucky socks or...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  6. Bryan LaHair gets his shot to play first base for Chicago Cubs

    Jerry Crasnick

    After nine seasons and logging some 4,000 plate appearances in the minor leagues, Bryan LaHair is no longer an afterthought. The 29-year-old slugger is the Cubs' starting first baseman.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  7. Cincinnati Reds prove to their fans -- and Milwaukee Brewers -- i...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Apparently, the Reds' never-say-die attitude from 2010 has carried over to 2011 ... or at least it did on Opening Day against the Brewers.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  8. Rays look to continue dominance at home in showdown against Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Rays have the best home record in the majors heading into their showdown series against the Red Sox at the Trop.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008
  9. Winners and losers at the time that were short-lived

    Jerry Crasnick

    Looking back at nine deadline trades over the past decade that are perceived differently in hindsight than in the immediate aftermath.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2008
  10. Power numbers down significantly for several players

    Jerry Crasnick

    From Prince Fielder to Delmon Young, several players have seen their power numbers decline appreciably in the first 2.5 months of the season.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2008
  11. Red Sox send Rockies crashing down to earth

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Rockies' magical run in the postseason came to a crashing halt in Game 1 of the World Series, courtesy of a potent Red Sox team.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2007
  12. Glavine, Mets exact a bit of revenge on Cardinals

    Jerry Crasnick

    While it's only one win in a long season ahead, the Mets certainly enjoyed defeating the Cardinals in Sunday's season opener.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2007
  13. It ain't over till it's over

    Jerry Crasnick

    For all their upheaval, the Dodgers remain teasingly in the mix in the mild, mild West.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2005
  14. Schilling indeed a 'warrior'

    Jerry Crasnick

    Curt Schilling showed there's more to clutch October pitching than just a gameplan and good stuff.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2004
  15. Tensions running high at home plate

    Jerry Crasnick

    Arguing with the umpire is a baseball tradition, but some people feel the men in blue are pushing back too hard.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2004
  16. Not yet dressed for success

    Jerry Crasnick

    With so many rookies on their roster, the Indians knew 2003 required different goals. So, how did they fare?

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2003