With two playoff teams from last year, the AL Central is the majors' hottest division. But will it continue its success in '07?
The winter meetings are under way, and here are a few semi-random thoughts about what's cooking on the hot stove.
Teams generally don't trust young pitchers, but much of the time they are better than the retreads that keep getting signed.
Some blunders made no sense before anybody had the benefit of hindsight. Take the Indians' trading Brian Giles to the Pirates for Ricardo Rincon in 1998.
The Indians won 93 games last season, but fell short of the postseason. A better result might not be in store for 2006.
Plenty can be learned from a fantasy baseball symposium and some Arizona Fall League games.
While stars rule the headlines, lesser-known players have always stepped up in the clutch to help teams capture glory.
Even though the Indians missed the playoffs, they still managed to accomplish a lot this season.
We're down to nine AL playoff possibilites, and Rob Neyer is looking forward to an interesting Monday.
Rob Neyer examines 16 possible combinations of final standings involving the Indians, Red Sox and Yankees.
Nothing is guaranteed, but the Indians should win the American League wild card.
There's a reason teams overpay for starting pitching year after year: Proven VeteransTM Syndrome.
The American League and National League wild-card races are finally sorting themselves out.
Rob Neyer points out why the Indians seemingly have the best chance of winning the AL wild card.
Eight AL teams still have legitimate postseason hopes, but the White Sox are the favorites.
Who is the greatest third baseman in history? Here's a hint: He played for the Phillies.