The Rays went from worst to first and have built a foundation to remain quite competitive in the AL East, writes Sean McAdam.
With the additions of Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano, the Braves now have a bullpen that could be dominant in the late innings.
The Indians are among five teams that were expected to be contenders, but instead have disappointed.
As the season approaches the quarter pole, here's a look at the most surprising and disappointing developments.
Money will be spent, but without any franchise players available, it's a down year for free agency.
Ten National League teams still have a realistic shot at playing in October.
Addressing the single biggest needs for contending teams as the trading deadline draws closer.
Life on the road is better than it has ever been for major league baseball players, writes Sean McAdam.
Nomar Garciaparra leads a group of players who could prove to be big bargains in the '05 season.
Six weeks left. Eight playoff spots up for grabs. Which races are over and which ones will go down to the wire?
Pudge facing the Marlins and bragging rights for SoCal are among the best matchups this season.
Baseball is still called the national pastime, but football is by far the more popular sport in American society.
The NFL loves to trumpet the virtues of its parity, but the big leagues are every bit the land of opportunity.
Johan Santana and Carl Pavano weren't All-Stars in '03, but both proved to be invaluable to their teams.
With their signing of Miguel Tejada, the Orioles emerged from the winter meetings on an unfamiliar high.
With A-Rod on the block and the Yankees looking to catch up, the winter meetings could get wild.