How did the Giants win the World Series? Two words: Madison Bumgarner. His five-inning shutout effort in relief earned him MVP honors and a secure place among the Fall Classic greats, Jayson Stark writes.
It's that time of year again to find out who are the first half MVPs and LVPs, Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks.
We just witnessed one of the great exhibitions of postseason pitching of all time. Here's what happened.
Randy Johnson has pitched a simulated game, taking the mound at San Francisco's AT&T Park for the first time since July 5.
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.
Is Randy Johnson the greatest left-handed pitcher in major league history? ESPN.com senior baseball writers Jim Caple, Rob Neyer and Jayson Stark debate the topic.
Randy Johnson's first shot at career win No. 300 got postponed when rain washed out the Giants' game with the Nationals.
Randy Johnson was as tall and intimidating in his 300th victory as he was for the other 299 over a long and brilliant career.
It sure has been one weird winter, which can mean only one thing: It's going to be one weird spring.
The Yankees' offer to CC Sabathia is almost one month old. And he still hasn't said yes. Does he want to be in New York?
From Most Valuable Players to Cy Youngs to Cy Yuks, it's time for Jayson Stark to start doling out his annual midseason awards.
Barry Bonds' exit may be a blow to the World Baseball Classic, but the bigger issue is the timing of the event.
What do Yadier Molina and Johnny Bench have in common? Nothing yet, but that could change soon.
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.