White Sox GM Kenny Williams just can't stand pat. That's why players like Jermaine Dye and Bobby Jenks, among others, have been floated in trade discussions.
The Cardinals desperately need pitching, but don't look for them to make any bold moves. It's not their style.
Because the Pirates are committed to a long-term rebuilding plan, a 17th straight losing season is almost inevitable.
The Brewers have a big supply of prospects coming, but the franchise is deeper in position players than pitchers.
The Reds still need to figure out how to replace some of the power they traded away this summer.
If the Cubs could import one ideal player, he would be a left-handed-hitting run producer/October team leader.
Nothing would help the Astros more than re-signing left-hander Randy Wolf and adding another quality starter.
They've lost five games in a row, and their hopes of making the playoffs are in danger. The White Sox turn to Mark Buehrle to prolong their season.
Carlos Zambrano and Rich Harden are both coming back from arm trouble, but Phil Rogers says both are fine and ready for the postseason.
After Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals, manager Lou Piniella finally began acting like, well, Lou Piniella.
The Brewers are not in the spotlight because of the Cubs' success, but Milwaukee doesn't mind as long as a playoff berth is theirs at season's end.
The NL Central-leading Cubs travel up Interstate 94 for four games with second-place Milwaukee.
The Indians and Tigers were expected to be playoff contenders this season. And while Cleveland has essentially given up on its season, Detroit clings to hope.
The Cubs have the best record in the majors and have become sold on their chance to overcome the franchise's sad history.
The starting rotation led the White Sox to the World Series title in 2005, and it's back to being the team's strength three years later.
GM Mark Shapiro is more patient than most of his peers and knows he doesn't need to do anything drastic for a team that won 102 games last season.