The Angels and Rangers have legitimately joined the Yankees and Red Sox in terms of operating on an extremely high payroll level.
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 ALCS continues, and so too will the examination of the jobs being done by managers Mike Scioscia and Joe Girardi.
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.
Josh Hamilton and David Ortiz each had opportunities to clear their conscience Saturday, but only one -- Hamilton -- sounded like a human being.
What have we learned from Manny Ramirez and Terrell Owens in the past few weeks? Maybe it's that the balance of power is shifting to ownership in pro sports.
David Ortiz's body is revolting, and he has faced criticism for the first time. But he's also carrying the Red Sox to their first AL East crown in 12 years.