Expect the addition of closer Francisco Rodriguez to make the Mets a team that opponents love to loathe.
The Mets gave $53 million to Pedro Martinez, and they definitely didn't get their money's worth, writes Bob Klapisch.
The Phillies have the means to win the NL East for the third straight season.
In the market for a starter and a closer, the Mets figure to be big spenders this offseason.
The Nationals have several young pitchers who may be ready to contribute at some point next year.
In all likelihood, the Braves will have to wait until 2010 and beyond to be a factor again in the East.
If the Marlins can sprinkle in better defense and athleticism, count on a three-team race in the NL East.
Once widely considered the best pitching coach in the game, Leo Mazzone is hungry for a job and wants to get back onto the field again.
Though his team is showing signs of possibly repeating its collapse from last season, Mike Pelfrey will get the chance to right the Mets' ship.
Having won five straight and 13 of their past 14 games, the Astros turn to Roy Oswalt tonight in their series finale against the Pirates.
In what is the final scheduled series between the Red Sox and Yankees at Yankee Stadium, the Yanks' playoff hopes are dangerously at stake.
Looking for an outside-the-box idea for the All-Star Game? Make Mariano Rivera the starting pitcher for the American League.
The seemingly ageless Mike Mussina has helped keep the Yankees afloat by being their most consistent starting pitcher.
With three of the first 33 picks in the draft, the Mets could infuse some young talent into their system in a hurry.
Through the first five weeks of the season, both the Yankees and Mets have been maddeningly inconsistent.
The first Phillies-Mets series of the season is irresistible from every vantage point.