The 2009 Mets have company as one of several teams in baseball history that have had "train-wreck" seasons -- disastrous results despite high hopes.
A swarm of bees at Petco Park. A flock of sea gulls at Progressive Field. A Nat with almost as many homers as his team has wins. Yeah, it's been one bizarre first half, for sure.
From Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks to MVPs and LVPs to some of the stranger moments on the diamond, we look back at the first half of the 2009 season.
From Most Valuable Players to Cy Youngs to Cy Yuks, it's time for Jayson Stark to start doling out his annual midseason awards.
The Mets might have overestimated the interest in Carlos Delgado when they dealt for him.
Led by the three-headed monster of Clemens, Pettitte and Oswalt, the Astros will win the World Series, writes Jayson Stark.
What do Yadier Molina and Johnny Bench have in common? Nothing yet, but that could change soon.
While Javier Vazquez is enjoying a return to prominence with the D-Backs, don't expect him to stick around long-term with the club, says Jayson Stark.
From "unhittable" pitchers to very "hittable" pitchers, the numbers offer the cold, hard facts.
With this year's free agents raking in $1 billion, it's safe to say collusion is officially dead.
It was a good year to be a free agent starter, many of whom landed premium contracts at the winter meetings.
While Troy Glaus and Russ Ortiz are now on board, the big question remains: will the D-Backs keep Randy Johnson?
Whether it's a blockbuster deal or free agency, the winter meetings has something for everyone.
And the winner of the Randy Johnson sweepstakes is ... not the Boss? If you believe the Yankees, they say they're out of the running.
The Rocket or the Big Unit? Who will add to his overflowing trophy case with the NL Cy Young today.
The 2004 season was one filled with some interesting and often off-the-wall quotes.