Amazingly, another half-season is already in the books, so let's hand out the major awards as we hit the All-Star break.
The Padres and A's are division leaders, the Mets and White Sox are cellar dwellers, the Rays are ahead of the Red Sox in the AL East, and the Nationals are above .500. Is this how the season is going to play out?
On the North Side, Derrek Lee's having a September to remember. Meanwhile, South Sider Alex Rios is apparently unaware that he's supposed to be a five-tool megastar.
Why are the Cubs struggling to score runs? Why do the Phillies have such a bad home record? What happened to the vaunted Angels bullpen? A snippet of baseball's mysteries.
Cliff Floyd's contract with the Cubs is so flexible and creatively structured, it can turn into anything from a one-year, $3 million deal to a two-year, $17.5 million deal.
Voters had to look past the obvious numbers to elect the proper NL MVP. And they did in choosing Albert Pujols, writes Jayson Stark.
Placido Polanco could very well make history at the end of this season. • More Useless Info
Recent MVP winners had big Septembers for clubs that had to sprint to the finish line. Jayson Stark looks at the top candidates.
Jayson Stark's first half Cy Youngs and Yuks, MVPs and LVPs, rookies, managers and much more.
The Cubs entered this season as big favorites. And while they've appeared to struggle, they still sit in a very good position.
From Scott Rolen to Torii Hunter to Greg Maddux, the game's best defensive players are a sight to see.
Most improved. Least recognizable. Best, worst signings. Calling it a crazy offseason is an understatement.
Luis Castillo just agreed to a three-year, $16-million contract to return to the Marlins that inclues a $2-million signing bonus, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports.
Needing just five more outs to secure their spot in the World Series, the Cubs did the unthinkable: they lost.