After taking a tough World Series loss to the Giants in seven games, the Royals have to confront an offseason with questions about whether they can repeat as AL champions, Jerry Crasnick writes.
After falling behind the Giants three games to two in the World Series, the Royals head back to Kansas City where they hope to rediscover their winning brand of baseball.
Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The Royals and Giants prepare for a World Series matchup that none could predict but all can enjoy, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Although Buck Showalter seems to be everyone's favorite manager these days, Ned Yost might be the most scrutinized.
With the Orioles and Nationals both going to the postseason, baseball in the Beltway is quickly turning into a hot ticket.
Baltimore and Oakland both came from out of nowhere to make the playoffs. Now, Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are in a close race for AL Manager of the Year.
Phil Coke is enjoying every minute of his newly found fame in his role as the Tigers' closer.
Justin Verlander, arguably baseball's best pitcher, will pose a huge challenge for Yankees' struggling lineup in Game 3.
The Orioles showed their grit by winning yet again in extra innings to force a Game 5 against the Yankees in the ALDS.
The A's need their now all-rookie rotation to be the driving force that pushes them into the postseason.
Three years ago, the Tigers were a total laughingstock. Now they're basking in the glow of their first World Series in 22 years.
On a cold day in Detroit, Kenny Rogers remained hot in the playoffs and carried the Tigers to the cusp of a World Series berth.
Getting production from several different spots in the lineup, the Tigers cruised past the A's in their Game 2 victory.
The A's need to get back to playing fundamentally sound baseball, or it's going be a short ALCS.
Besides pitching, hitting and fielding, health is also part of the equation for postseason contenders.