In a time of need for their respective teams, several lesser-known players have stepped in and performed at a high level this season.
Which teams did the best job of upgrading at the July and August trade deadlines? And which clubs failed miserably?
Teams that have the ability to hit quality pitching usually thrive in the postseason. That said, which lineups among serious playoff contenders are the best?
Before radar guns were in vogue and closers became a pampered and well-compensated breed, Goose Gossage was both a workhorse and a star.
Jerry Crasnick runs down the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the 30 teams heading into the 2006 season.