For a decade and a half, the Yankees and the Red Sox have been in a club by themselves. But the Tigers, the Rangers and the Angels are knocking on the door to superpower status.
Did the Yankees buy a World Series celebration? Their money didn't hurt, but that $207 million payroll is the least of baseball's competitive-balance problems.
The Angels are up against the wall, but don't underestimate their chances to still win the ALCS.
In order to pull even in the ALCS, the Angels must figure out a way to solve CC Sabathia in Game 4.
The Angels' impact players aren't producing, and coupled with their physical and mental mistakes have made it likely they won't recover in the ALCS.
Instead of talking to the media, Alex Rodriguez is leaning on his extraordinary talent to change the perception about his postseason failures.
CC Sabathia knows all about success in the regular season. But after falling flat in the past two postseasons, he's focused on becoming a success in October.
Josh Hamilton and David Ortiz each had opportunities to clear their conscience Saturday, but only one -- Hamilton -- sounded like a human being.