Rather than face a 100-game suspension, Manny Ramirez instead chose to call it quits, leaving the game with 555 career home runs and a tainted legacy.
Carl Crawford sealed the deal for the Red Sox, who were the big winners at the winter meetings. The big losers? The Angels, for losing Crawford -- their primary offseason target -- to Boston.
It's never easy. It's never classy. And, yes, it's never professional. That's what it's like when Manny Ramirez leaves town.
Getting to the postseason may be the biggest challenge for a few of the best rotations in the majors.
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?
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.
What do you do with a player whose presence not so long ago was larger than his numbers? Managers Terry Francona and Charlie Manuel are pondering that very question right now.
This prediction comes with no warranty whatsoever, but we're doing it anyway: The Chicago Cubs will win the 2008 World Series.
Could Manny Ramirez be on the move? He's among the five prominent players who could be traded before the July 31 deadline.
The Red Sox set new standards for postseason hotness with their Game 1 blowout of the Rockies.
From Josh Beckett going yard to the White Sox showing off the leather, Jayson Stark runs down some of the more interesting happenings.
With spring training just around the corner, a few teams still have some holes to fill.
Jayson Stark says the best way for the O's to make Miguel Tejada happy is to get a big name to take their money so he's convinced it's safe to stay put.
After a slow start, the winter meetings ended with a flurry of moves. Here's a look at the winners and losers.
Due to a weak free-agent class, many trades could be made at the winter meetings.