The healthy returns of Mike Lowell and David Ortiz would go a long way toward improving the middle of the Red Sox lineup.
Despite being a lock for the playoffs, the Angels acted as aggressively to get Mark Teixeira as they play on the field.
The Indians are among five teams that were expected to be contenders, but instead have disappointed.
A productive, new-look infield, led by Mike Lowell, has helped carry the Red Sox to the top of the AL East, writes Sean McAdam.
There's no joy in Boston this October. An era has ended, and change is going to come sooner rather than later, writes Sean McAdam.
No margin for error. No games to give. Win or else. That's just the way the Red Sox like it, writes Sean McAdam.
Six American League teams still have a realistic shot at playing in the postseason.
With the Red Sox and Yankees looking old and vulnerable, the AL playoff race is officially up for grabs.
Will the Red Sox and Yankees take their rivalry to a new level this season?
Theo Epstein grew up a Red Sox fan. But as GM, he's detached himself from any personal feelings for the club.
It won't be another 86 years for the Red Sox to capture another crown, but don't look for any dynasties, either.
The Red Sox might be halfway home, but the ALCS has taught them not to get overconfident.
Can Curt Schilling remain dominant despite his ankle injury? It's among our key World Series questions.
The Red Sox can't overstate the obvious: Down 3-1, there's no time to dwell on the past.
The Red Sox had planned to change history this season. At the moment, they'll settle for a win at Fenway.
That's what the Red Sox say about this team compared to the one that fell just short last year against the Yankees.