Any way you crunch the numbers, Johnny Cueto comes out near the top. But for some reason, the Reds' ace and Game 1 starter still flies under the radar.
Sooner or later, the Red Sox balloon was bound to burst. No franchise could be expected to sustain such a draining and taxing regimen for so long a time.
The Angels and Rangers have legitimately joined the Yankees and Red Sox in terms of operating on an extremely high payroll level.
There will be no winners in the steroid era, only losers. Our last best hope to clean it up -- the government - just joined that club by bungling the Roger Clemens trial.
The Yankees are still in command, but this World Series suddenly has a different feel as it swings to New York for Game 6 on Wednesday night.
Mariano Rivera is certainly showing signs of decline, but it's not making him a completely vulnerable target.
On the biggest issue in his quarter century of leadership, Donald Fehr, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, has failed to protect the most important asset of his members -- their reputations.
Bud Selig will always be remembered as the steroids commissioner if he doesn't act decisively to address baseball's tainted era.
The Blue Jays, mostly because of pitchers Roy Halladay and A.J. Burnett, are a team those in the pennant chase don't want to face. Howard Bryant writes this might be as good as it gets in Toronto.
Boston's title in October, the second in four years, has produced a vindication for the Red Sox organization and has cemented a certain type of mood, a champion's mood.
Time will tell if the Rockies' accomplishments this season represent a springboard to future successes or if the magic of '07 remains in a time capsule.
In Game 2, the Rockies will rebound from their opening-game blowout and prove the series is far from over.
It's hard to win without scoring runs. The Rockies are on the ropes in the World Series because their offense has gone frigid.
While the Rockies are on an unbelievable run, it's hard to bet against Boston's dominant pitching, big bats and past experience.
Having pitched poorly thus far in the playoffs, Daisuke Matsuzaka will face the most pressure with the Red Sox needing a win in Game 7 to advance to the World Series.
Facing potentially his last start as a member of the Red Sox, Curt Schilling craves the big stage and the sense of theater that will come along with it.