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Ball writer for http://ESPN.com and Baseball America. Proud former Portland High School Bulldog and Boston University Terrier. Also love my Westie.

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Ken Griffey Jr. says David Ortiz 'absolutely' belongs in Hall of Fame

espn.go.com — 3:15 PM ET Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- As Ken Griffey Jr. prepares to enter the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot inductee, he's throwing his endorsement behind another left-handed slugger who played for the Seattle Mariners' organization in the mid-1990s.

Mike Piazza went from a 62nd-round pick to a Hall of Famer

espn.go.com — 8:48 AM ET Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer Not long after receiving a call from the Baseball Hall of Fame letting him know that he would be joining Ken Griffey Jr.

Red Sox announce Koji Uehara has been placed on the disabled list with a right pectoral strain. Noe Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

espn.com — Is rookie QB Jared Goff ready to lead the Rams? Will Jameis Winston improve in Year 2? Are the Cardinals Super Bowl or bust? NFL Nation reporters have the position battles worth watching, the players primed to break out, veterans who could get cut, and more from all 32 training camps.

The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

abcnews.go.com — The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run...

Jonathan Papelbon has 17 teams on no-trade list

espn.go.com — 3:41 PM ET Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a checklist in mind for the Washington Nationals if they plan to improve upon their disappointing 83-win season.

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espn.go.com — Giants 31, Dolphins 24 (FINAL): In a game they needed to win to keep pace in the NFC East, the Giants leaned hard on their two offensive mainstays, and they delivered. Eli Manning was 27-for-31 for 337 yards and four touchdowns. Two of his touchdowns went to Odell Beckham Jr., who had seven catches for 166 yards.

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espn.go.com — From our great folks at ESPN Stats and Information: the Spurs now have the highest margin of victory in the NBA this season, surpassing the Warriors. Warriors have played one fewer game but SA's per game average is 13.2 while Golden State's is 13.1.

Sources: Giants, Johnny Cueto reach agreement, pending physical

espn.go.com — Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer The San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement with right-hander Johnny Cueto, the top starter left on the MLB free agent market this winter, sources told ESPN.

Phillies select Rays OF Tyler Goeddel with top pick of Rule 5 draft

espn.go.com — Jerry Crasnick, ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Philadelphia Phillies selected Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tyler Goeddel with the top overall pick in Major League Baseball's Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings Thursday.
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Jul 23, 2016

@MazeOrBowie He's a career DH and he has PED baggage. Even he's acknowledged that's an issue. It's not a stupid question.

Jul 23, 2016

@reggiemorrison I mention that in the story. I guess you missed that part.

Jul 23, 2016

@MazeOrBowie I didn't ask the question, but why is it stupid? Even the 2 Hall of Famers gave different answers.

Jul 23, 2016

Mike Schmidt was happy to see Philly kid Mike Piazza overcome the "politics" and reach...  http://es.pn/2a8cBhv  https://t.co/U9a1FVe5r5

Jul 23, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr. went behind the scenes at the Hall of Fame on Friday. It was "pretty...  http://es.pn/2a3R1u9  https://t.co/E1UcDnde5k

Jul 23, 2016

Mike Piazza is putting the finishing touches on his speech as he prepares for his Hall...  http://es.pn/2a3LxPL  https://t.co/Tbi843BOus

Jul 23, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr. tees off at a golf tournament in Cooperstown this morning. His induction...  http://es.pn/29VrCQ5  https://t.co/2675pxP7Yt


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