In a time of need for their respective teams, several lesser-known players have stepped in and performed at a high level this season.
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?
Several noteworthy players are experiencing power shortages at the plate compared to 2009.
Rather than squirm behind a microphone on a podium, Randy Johnson did it his way. He called it quits on a conference call, and his timing was fitting.
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.