ESPN Insider Dayn Perry writes that losing Prince Fielder to free agency and Ryan Braun to a likely 50 game suspension would put the Brewers' 2012 fate on the health of Aramis Ramirez and the right arm of Zack Greinke.
With the World Series participants determined, ESPN Insider's Dayn Perry looks ahead and breaks down the bullpens of the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. In a series featuring two explosive offenses, the ring may be won in relief.
Dayn Perry writes that the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers have an advantage by winning Game 1 in their series but not because they won at home. History says winning Game 1 is the key, regardless of home-field advantage.
With their lead in the AL wild-card race just about evaporated, the Boston Red Sox appear to be in trouble. However, Dayn Perry writes that the remaining schedule favors the Sox more than the Rays, and panicking might be premature.