Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.
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?
To quadrigenarians Jamie Moyer, Gary Sheffield and Randy Johnson, age is just another number in their illustrious careers.
Jerry Crasnick runs down the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the 30 teams heading into the 2006 season.
Advance scouting helps teams keep track of opponents and gain competitive intelligence.
While some outfielders have already been dealt, there are others still on the market.
How significant is the Latino influence in baseball? It's deeper and more profound than ever, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Insider surveyed 15 major leaguers on the state of player-fan relations, and several seemed legitimately concerned about the way things are headed.
The 2005-06 free-agent crop looks like a downer – short on starting pitching and long on aging icons.
Will San Diego's approach alienate fans? Can the Phillies contend in the NL East? Answers to these, and plenty more.
When there are salaries to be dumped and superstars to be accommodated, it's time to talk trade.
The GM meetings laid the foundation for an active Hot Stove experience at the winter meetings in December.
Agent Scott Boras has come up with a new designation for his top clients -- "icon players."
Jason Bay hopes to do something a Pirate has never done -- win the Rookie of the Year award.