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.
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.
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.
Michael Young is proving he's more than capable of filling A-Rod's shoes, a challenge Texas' shortstop embraces.
With fewer inner-city children playing baseball, MLB has a plan in place to get more participation in the sport.
While some have flourished going right from high school to the NBA, don't expect to ever see it in baseball.
If baseball is all about stats, which ones matter? Those who interpret them, some for a living, tell us.
After struggling in limited action last season, Hank Blalock is showing he belongs this year.
Can the Rangers jump from sub-.500 to playoff contenders like the Angels did? Alan Schwarz says no.
Rangers manager Buck Showalter addresses a number of different issues as he gets settled into his new job.
While the A's, Angels and Mariners battle for playoff spots over the final three weeks, the Rangers could play spoilers.