There's still a long, long way to go, but here's what we've learned from the first 30 games or so.
My pick is guaranteed to be wrong no matter what, isn't it? Just check my track record. So here goes: In the 2012 World Series, you will see ...
The matchups will be determined by what happens on the field Wednesday. So let's run through the various scenarios.
Tiebreakers and weather could turn the first week of Bud Selig's new October into a logistical nightmare.
The ripple effects of MLB's new postseason format are about to get even more visible and dramatic over the season's final 40 games.
What's new? From Albert Pujols in L.A. to the playoffs to Marlins Park in Miami, the 2012 season has a much different look.
The Rangers got exactly what they wanted and needed at the trade deadline, heading the list of winners. The Yankees did nothing, and for that they lead the list of losers.
The biggest names still on the market? Astros outfielder Hunter Pence takes top honors as the deadline looms.
San Diego is working on potential deals involving closer Heath Bell, setup man Mike Adams and outfielder Ryan Ludwick.
The Rockies are shopping ace Ubaldo Jimenez, and at least a half-dozen teams are interested in the right-handed flamethrower.
Cliff Lee, the pitcher the Phillies traded once upon a time because they were convinced they couldn't afford him, agreed to a deal with ... you guessed it, the Phillies. Go figure.
There's ace left-hander Cliff Lee, and then there's everyone else. The market for teams not named the Yankees should be declared a disaster area.
Put away your calculators and spreadsheets -- we've already done the calculations for you. These five teams -- and it's not just the usual suspects -- are poised to be big-time players in the free-agent market this winter.
Felix Hernandez has "only" 11 wins, but the numbers point to him being the best big-game pitcher in the American League.
Joey Votto's got the edge in the NL MVP race, and Felix Hernandez is the leader for AL Cy Young.
The Rangers, Yankees and Padres were among nine teams that helped themselves before the deadline, but the same can't be said for a few other teams.