From Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera to the Biogenesis saga and the trade deadline to the Pirates and Puig-mania, there are plenty of intriguing second-half storylines to watch.
Justin Upton, the subject of trade rumors, could very well be at a crossroads in terms of his future with the Diamondbacks.
Acquired from the Diamondbacks in the Trevor Cahill deal, Athletics reliever Ryan Cook is at 22 2/3 scoreless innings and counting.
After two consecutive abysmal seasons, the Diamondbacks are doing things a whole lot differently both on and off the field this spring.
Are the Cubs leaning toward Ryne Sandberg? Is Joe Torre finished? Will Tony La Russa return to St. Louis? These are among the many intriguing managerial storylines we'll be hearing about this offseason.
Already among baseball's best sluggers, Mark Reynolds is more concerned about being a complete player than he is about his record number of strikeouts.
If the Diamondbacks are going to show they're for real in the NL West, new faces need to acclimate and old questions must be answered.
The Dodgers followed up an eight-game losing streak with an eight-game winning streak to now lead the NL West.
Factoring in depth, health, balance, experience and workload, Starting 9 ranks the bullpens of contending clubs.
Maybe it's due to maturity. Maybe they're more patient at the plate. But whatever the reason, the D-backs now have one of the most powerful lineups in all of baseball.
New addition Dan Haren has little in common with D-backs ace Brandon Webb except for one key area: getting hitters out.
An Arizona team that posted the best record in the National League in 2007 just got a whole lot more formidable.
The Diamondbacks won the season series with the Padres, but the NL West still is up for grabs.
To get to the playoffs, the Diamondbacks need their veterans to be difference-makers in September.
The Diamondbacks believe bench coach Kirk Gibson can teach the kids a thing or two about competitiveness, hustle and the value of the "little things."
Seven teams and perhaps even a few more still stand a legitimate shot to win the wild card in the National League.