While there's much debate about the Nationals' likely innings limit on Stephen Strasburg, the White Sox are also handling Chris Sale with kid gloves this season.
Scott Boras' work is never done, and this offseason he still faces the task of finding work for three very big names -- Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon and Andruw Jones. So how's that going?
Which teams did the best job of upgrading at the July and August trade deadlines? And which clubs failed miserably?
John Danks and Gavin Floyd rest outside the radar since they follow Mark Buehrle and Jake Peavy in the White Sox rotation, but the two 20-somethings carry with them a lot of talent and just as much responsibility for Chicago's fortunes in 2010.
The Padres have a history of bringing brothers together on their roster. The latest example for this season: Scott and Jerry Hairston.
One month after the trade deadline, the Cardinals' deal to acquire Matt Holliday ranks as the most impactful among contending teams.
Before radar guns were in vogue and closers became a pampered and well-compensated breed, Goose Gossage was both a workhorse and a star.
David Wells maintains that he's finished as a professional baseball player. But in the event he changes his mind, he's leaving himself the necessary wiggle room.
Sunday's deadline for offering arbitration is as much about psychology and politics as it is about baseball.