The buzz is that the Red Sox are still looking to trade for a starting pitcher for the season's final day. Dan Szymborski's explains why this makes sense financially, and offers some plausible trade targets.
Roy Halladay toiled successfully for years in Toronto on teams that didn't have much of a shot, and while many openly pine for a bigger stage, he maintained a fierce loyalty to an organization that ultimately was paid back.
They'll have little say in how the playoff race unfolds, but these guys have been the most overlooked stars of the 2009 season, writes Buster Olney. Plus, why the Braves could move Vazquez, and that Ichiro guy -- he can hit.
Buster Olney takes a look at the nine AL contenders' road schedules to determine who'll have the easiest road to the playoffs. Rangers fans might want to look away. Plus the usual notes, news and analysis from around the league.
Johan Santana, slated to pitch the season finale Sunday, threw a career-high 125 pitches Tuesday in a win over the Chicago Cubs. He told manager Jerry Manuel on Thursday that he could come back to start Saturday if the team thought it was best.