Every year, veterans are forced to give way as younger players assume their positions. This year, here are 10 still fighting to hang on, and what will likely come of it.
Kyle McClellan didn't have designs on starting in the deep St. Louis rotation when he got to camp, but with Adam Wainwright on the shelf, it could be his job. Here are leaders and hunches in other unexpected position battles.
Names such as Kyle Drabek, Brandon Belt and Hank Conger dot a list of rookies who have a chance to get their call-up before the season even starts. The Rumor Central crew takes a look.
In the second installment of Insider's position battles series, Jason Churchill and Doug Mittler look at the 10 battles that will most affect the pennant races.