Alan Schwarz runs down the top moments from the past week and looks ahead to the upcoming week in Baseball Today.
Francisco Liriano's highly anticipated return to the Minnesota rotation came to a sudden halt because of elbow problems Wednesday and Dan Haren pitched eight shutout innings, leading the A's over the Twins 1-0.
Justin Morneau's two-run double highlighted a four-run eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins will officially place ailing left-hander Francisco Liriano on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday.
With a number of matters that remain either undecided or unclear, here are nine innings of questions about the World Baseball Classic.
With roster moves, executive switches, Hall of Fame voting and more, there will be plenty of baseball news in the next five months.
Alan Schwarz offers nine innings of questions that open the second half and will take us to the end of the season.
Alan Schwarz walks through the entire thought process of making up the American League team.
Ex-Aussie phenom Glenn Williams took 11 years to reach the majors. So far, he's made the most of his brief stay, Alan Schwarz writes.
The Blue Jays the best at spotting big leaguers? Alan Schwarz look at Opening Day rosters.
Strength of schedule may play a role in a team's final record, but it's usually not a major factor, Alan Schwarz writes.
Brad Radke knows how to hit both sides of the plate -- with four different pitches.
The Expos move to D.C., the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes and BALCO will be among this winter's key issues.
Sources say pulling together a World Cup-style tournament by next March might not be possible.
Injuries to key players like Garciaparra, Pettitte or Prior doesn't necessarily add up to more losses on the field.
Paul Konerko is among a number of players who enter 2004 looking to rebound from poor seasons in '03.