Contenders make deadline deals to put them over the top, but they've rarely made a significant impact.
The additions of A.J. Burnett and B.J. Ryan won't be enough for Toronto to be an AL East contender in '06.
Why do so many believe that Darin Erstad is a better player than he actually is?
The Blue Jays need to solve their pitching puzzle to be considered a serious contender, writes Rob Neyer.
The Dodgers' lineup is not the lineup of a contender. And the Nats are no great prize, either. Rob Neyer explains.
Think your team isn't a contender? Think again. The playoffs are attainable to more teams this year.
Contenders or pretenders? Here's the lowdown on who will win division titles this season.