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  1. A memorable encounter with Tony Gwynn

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jerry Crasnick fondly looks back at a discussion with Tony Gwynn about hitting from nearly 20 years ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2014
  2. NL East race opens with Bryce Harper hurt

    Jerry Crasnick

    After badly underachieving for the first four months a year ago and playing themselves out of postseason contention, the Washington Nationals were looking forward to a fresh start and some more positive karma under new manager Matt Williams. Other...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Kevin Frandsen signs with Washington Nationals

    Jerry Crasnick

    Infielder Kevin Frandsen, who declined an outright assignment from the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year major league contract with the Washington Nationals.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  4. MLB - Craig Biggio Mike Piazza Jeff Bagwell in Hall of Fame limbo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The numbers all but shout that Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell ought to be in the Hall of Fame. But the whispers tell a different story.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  5. Chicago White Sox watching Chris Sale closely

    Jerry Crasnick

    While there's much debate about the Nationals' likely innings limit on Stephen Strasburg, the White Sox are also handling Chris Sale with kid gloves this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  6. No experience, no problem for Sox, Cards

    Jerry Crasnick

    White Sox general manager Kenny Williams isn't one to play it safe with managerial hires. In 2003, he picked Ozzie Guillen to run the team even after they got into a heated exchange during Guillen's interview. The two men had an oil-and-water dynamic...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  7. Exploring unconventional managerial hirings of Robin Ventura, Mik...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Exploring the rationale behind the unconventional managerial hirings by White Sox and Cardinals this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  8. Does anyone want the AL Central?

    Jerry Crasnick

    An impartial observer might take a snapshot of the American League Central and conclude that the race is an exercise in wheel-spinning. But that's not entirely correct: The four teams at the top just have no idea if they're coming or going. The Tw...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  9. Chicago general managers Ken Williams and Jim Hendry know all abo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    White Sox's GM Ken Williams has a volatile relationship with his manager, and the Cubs' Jim Hendry went out on a bit of a limb in selecting his new manager. So, yes, in Chicago, the GMs and the managers are forever linked.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  10. Jerry Crasnick: Pirates young center fielder Andrew McCutchen is ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Although a winning season appears unlikely, the Pirates' future is looking brighter and brighter. Center fielder Andrew McCutchen, at only 23 years old, is already making his presence known.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2010
  11. Plenty of fight left in Hendry

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Billy Williams are terrific, but when Cubs general manager Jim Hendry lists his holy trinity of sports icons, it begins and ends with Johnny Unitas, Willie Mays and Muhammad Ali. The Golden Arm. Say Hey. T...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  12. Locker Room Report: There's still plenty of fight left in oft-cri...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Oft-criticized general manager Jim Hendry has yet to bring a World Series title to long-suffering Cubs fans, but he has played a key role in helping the North Siders to three consecutive winning seasons.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2010
  13. Unyielding, gruff Williams was an innovator

    Jerry Crasnick

    There's a lot more to Dick Williams than his legendarily cantankerous clubhouse presence might suggest.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2008
  14. White Sox's Williams, Guillen as feisty as ever

    Jerry Crasnick

    Are Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen the feisty and combative saviors of baseball on Chicago's South Side, or Village Idiots A and B? How the '08 season plays out will determine that.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2008
  15. Gonzalez isn't ready to call it a career

    Jerry Crasnick

    Luis Gonzalez continues to seek employment. Time will tell if the 40-year-old outfielder gets another opportunity to play.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2008
  16. Ripken Jr. endorses Rice, Gossage for HOF; Gwynn speaks up for Da...

    Jerry Crasnick

    One fringe benefit to making the Baseball Hall of Fame is the opportunity to lobby for former teammates and peers to join the club.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2007