The Cubs, White Sox, Dodgers and Marlins walked away winners at this week's winter meetings, while the defending champion Giants and three other teams left San Diego empty-handed and searching for answers.
MLB's annual winter free-agent/trade-fest begins Monday in San Diego, and these 10 names -- including Jon Lester, Max Scherzer and Matt Kemp -- will be the talk of the baseball world.
If you thought that the 2013 season wasn't jam-packed with strange but true feats on and off the diamond, Jayson Stark's here to disabuse you of that notion.
Jayson Stark picks the winners and losers of the offseason to date, considering the winter meetings couldn't match the activity from the previous week.
Tiebreakers and weather could turn the first week of Bud Selig's new October into a logistical nightmare.
The Phillies, Dodgers, Rangers, Giants and Cubs are teams that could be big players leading up to the trade deadline.
What if, say, Albert Pujols, Carl Crawford or Jayson Werth landed on outright waivers. Would there be any takers?
What's new? From Albert Pujols in L.A. to the playoffs to Marlins Park in Miami, the 2012 season has a much different look.
The Rangers got exactly what they wanted and needed at the trade deadline, heading the list of winners. The Yankees did nothing, and for that they lead the list of losers.
The Rangers, Yankees and Padres were among nine teams that helped themselves before the deadline, but the same can't be said for a few other teams.
It's safe to say that the first half of the season was filled with crazy injuries, nutty box-score lines and a fair share of no-hitters.
It's all about the money. That saying is never more true than when running down the list of the five most untradable contracts in baseball.
Relief pitchers, even the great ones, are rarely given serious consideration for Cy Young or MVP. The time has come to establish a new major award.
It's time to bid farewell to another season that was filled with highs, lows and so much in between. With that said, here come the awards.
A swarm of bees at Petco Park. A flock of sea gulls at Progressive Field. A Nat with almost as many homers as his team has wins. Yeah, it's been one bizarre first half, for sure.
From Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks to MVPs and LVPs to some of the stranger moments on the diamond, we look back at the first half of the 2009 season.