With the amount of young talent behind the plate these days, it's reasonable to suggest baseball is in the midst of a special era in catching.
The fact that Barry Zito signed with San Francisco wasn't completely unexpected, but the $126 million for seven years was.
Fallen star Josh Hamilton was as shocked as anybody by the news that he had been selected in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.
The amphetamine ban has prompted players to move down the spectrum to coffee and energy drinks or to seek other legal alternatives.
Some key players could come off the disabled list and give their teams a well-timed boost toward the playoffs.
Kansas City's new GM, Dayton Moore, has been busy trying to gain long-term value for the Royals' few tradeable players.
Where are baseball's future managers? More than likely, they're crouching at a ballpark near you.
The Reds, who entered the season with minimal expectations, have been one of baseball's big early surprises.
Several active players with Hall of Fame credentials, including Mike Piazza and Sammy Sosa, are still looking for work.
It was meant to be for Trevor Hoffman to remain in San Diego, and that's exactly what happened for the veteran.
With six Hot Stove questions in hand, Jerry Crasnick polled front-office execs at last week's GM meetings.
Bret Boone knows he has more baseball left in him at age 36 and isn't ready to call it quits yet.
With GM Kenny Williams leading the way, the White Sox are perhaps the most progressive organization in baseball when it comes to minority hiring.
Besides pitching, hitting and fielding, health is also part of the equation for postseason contenders.
A journeyman for his entire career, Todd Jones is flourishing in his role as the Marlins' closer this season.
Roger Clemens is better than ever, impressing even the Hall of Famers he'll someday join in Cooperstown.