Keys to the winter for the Cardinals and the Reds? Overcoming the blow of stunning postseason losses to the world champion Giants.
For the Braves, Kris Medlen seems like the logical choice. For other teams, however, the decision might not be so easy under baseball's new postseason format.
After getting just a strike away from a title, the Rangers walk away from the World Series with plenty to ponder.
The Rangers had chances -- lots of chances -- to put Game 6 out of reach early or finish it late but couldn't do it. Now they must come back for a Game 7 on the road against the Cardinals.
The World Series took an unexpected day off thanks to bad weather, but when Game 6 does get going on Thursday, five big questions will need to be answered.
Tony La Russa has called the bullpen plenty of times this postseason, but at a crucial spot in Game 5, he made a call literally nobody could understand.
The Cardinals bombarded the Rangers in Game 3, but St. Louis -- even the great Albert Pujols -- couldn't muster anything in Game 4.
Not quite buried by the Cards' offensive outbreak will be Ron Kulpa's calling Matt Holliday safe in the fourth.
Little-known Allen Craig, an unlikely World Series star with two clutch pinch-hits in Games 1 and 2, will land in the Cardinals' starting lineup in Texas due to the DH rule.
Between acrobatic defense and their daring on the basepaths, the Rangers' keystone combo is tough to top.
Arthur Rhodes and Octavio Dotel aren't kids anymore, but the two old men of the Cardinals' bullpen are in their first World Series and both got some big outs St. Louis' Game 1 win.
There are several hitters on contenders who've failed to produce to expectations and must pick up the pace in order to help their teams make the playoffs.
When it comes to defensive analysis, should we believe our eyes or the numbers? Perhaps a little of both.
Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein is playing like a guy with World Series MVP aspirations.
Is there any interest in having the World Series at a neutral site, where weather conditions are comfortable for all? Jerry Crasnick surveys eight major leaguers.
Pudge Rodriguez and the Tigers have brought their bats. Whether they've used them is another story.