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  1. Count on pitchers continuing to use pine tar

    Jerry Crasnick

    While Michael Pineda set off a firestorm when he was busted for using pine tar, don't count on it forcing any sort of future change to the rules.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  2. Lincecum accepting his limitations

    Jerry Crasnick

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Tim Lincecum has learned to adjust his expectations since the dawn of the "Freak" era. When Lincecum arrived in San Francisco in 2007, his unorthodox motion and big velocity were enough to make even his bullpen sessions buzzwort...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Tampa Bay Rays have revolving door at closer

    Jerry Crasnick

    For the eighth straight season, a different reliever is in line to lead the Rays in saves.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  4. San Francisco Giants' Zito plunks Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Field...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Six months after Prince Fielder riled San Francisco with an elaborate home run celebration, Barry Zito got even. He plunked Fielder in the back in the first inning of a Cactus League game between the Giants and Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  5. Crasnick: Alex Rodriguez swings back into action

    Jerry Crasnick

    Controversy has hounded Alex Rodriguez, but with his first swing of 2009, the Yankees slugger showed why he's A-Rod and we're not.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  6. Nationals' new-look outfield filled with a lot of potential

    Jerry Crasnick

    Can potential translate to performance on the field for the mostly young Nationals? Win or lose, it should be a fun season ahead finding out.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2008
  7. High-speed pursuit

    Jerry Crasnick

    Turn up the heat. The hotter, the better. We love our fastballs, and we like 'em triple-digit fast.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2007
  8. Marlins looking to bolster lineup

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Marlins rank 13th in the NL in runs scored. If a hitter is available who might help, they'll take a shot.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2004
  9. Nomo, Mussina lacking velocity

    Jerry Crasnick

    Several starting pitchers who were counted on to make major contributions this year have been ineffective.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2004
  10. Aging closers learning to adjust

    Jerry Crasnick

    Trevor Hoffman and Rod Beck have different interests, but the bullpen mates share the same views on relief pitching.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2004