From Jim Edmonds to Ken Griffey Jr. to Frank Thomas, Starting 9 looks at older, accomplished position players who might play in 2009 or decide to call an end to their careers.
Baseball isn't meant to be a contact sport, but sometimes it works out that way. Just look at the concussion-related problems in the game.
The Cardinals' balance makes them a difficult opponent for the Padres and any other NL club, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Jim Edmonds is one of many players whose April numbers deviate significantly from the rest of the season.