Doug Glanville played for Jim Riggleman, a stand-up skipper.
Following Tommy John surgery, Stephen Strasburg faces a long road to recovery that will include becoming a faceless player for a while.
Veteran pitcher Livan Hernandez is applying the "slow, slower, slowest" approach ... and leading an improved Washington Nationals team.
Mark Teixeira reached the majors in 2003 with a big bat and no real defensive position. But he didn't rest on his offensive abilities, and over time has developed into a stellar first baseman.
Jason Heyward, Aroldis Chapman, Mike Leake and Stephen Strasburg will only achieve greatness if they're able to make adjustments.
Whatever kind of year it's been where you live, it's only half-over. So here's Wild Pitches' special, slightly tilted look back at the First Half That Was.