Preseason pundits were certain the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels would play deep into the fall, but not the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics. What did they miss? Molly Knight examines in ESPN The Magazine.
Buster Olney writes that while few are expecting the new partnership between Ozzie Guillen and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to work out, there's a chance that the two men could end up getting along fine -- at least for a little while.
The White Sox are "extremely close" to trading for Nationals outfielder Alfonso Soriano, a source close to the situation told ESPN The Magazine's Tim Kurkjian. The Nationals have great interest in pitcher Brandon McCarthy.