Nine starts into his tenure with the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez isn't lacking for confidence, strikeouts or quality starts. He's an excellent pitcher.
If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.
Are you ready for some baseball? Page 2's Jonah Keri is, and he knows the 83 story lines that will dominate this season.
Jose Contreras pitched eight strong innings and Jermaine Dye hit his 40th home run of the season as the Chicago White Sox clubbed the Boston Red Sox 8-1.
Jerry Crasnick responds to readers' comments about the Tigers, setup men, Ryan Howard and more.