Who has the best rotation, bullpen, lineup, defense and bench? Gary Gillette ranks the playoff teams in each category.
There's no doubt the Red Sox have a potent offense, but their pitching is suspect.
The Astros have the pitching to make a run deep into October.
If Jake Peavy doesn't deliver the goods, it could be a very short postseason for the Padres.
The Cardinals are talented and experienced. Don't be surprised to see them in the Fall Classic.
Speed, aggressiveness and solid pitching make the Angels a dangerous team.
As long as the Yankees' pitching holds up, they will be tough to beat.
After years of being burdened with expectations, the Braves are revelling in the role of youthful overachievers.
After sputtering in the second half, the White Sox might have finally gotten back on track.
Gary Gillette breaks down the Marlins-Astros four-game series at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Gary Gillette breaks down the Athletics-Indians three-game series at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.
How the rotations perform down the stretch should go a long way in determining which of the AL contenders advance to the postseason.
Thanks largely to some strong starting pitching, the Phillies remain very much in the NL wild card race.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has made a very important change in his approach on the mound.
Just because a team struggles in the first half doesn't mean it can't make the playoffs.