The Angels and Rangers have legitimately joined the Yankees and Red Sox in terms of operating on an extremely high payroll level.
The prospect of J.D. Drew receiving an October curtain call was an unlikely one. Until he drove the Red Sox one step closer to the World Series, that is.
The Boston Red Sox might try to defend their World Series with an even wackier bunch than the self-proclaimed "bunch of idiots" that ended the franchise's 86-year dynasty of disappointment.
Theo Epstein grew up a Red Sox fan. But as GM, he's detached himself from any personal feelings for the club.
The Angels and Red Sox shared a common offseason goal, spend heavily to ensure they would be contenders.
Josh Beckett's performance with his team facing elimination stacks up as one of the greatest in history.