If you thought that the 2013 season wasn't jam-packed with strange but true feats on and off the diamond, Jayson Stark's here to disabuse you of that notion.
There's still a long, long way to go, but here's what we've learned from the first 30 games or so.
After factoring in Dan Szymborski's projections, opinions from GMs around the game and all sorts of other data, I believe Major League Baseball's best division is ...
Looking at the good and the bad as baseball's offseason has reached its halfway point.
Is what we've seen from the Red Sox, Phillies, Nationals, Angels, Dodgers and Blue Jays myth or reality? Rumblings has the verdict.
What's new? From Albert Pujols in L.A. to the playoffs to Marlins Park in Miami, the 2012 season has a much different look.
The Chicago Cubs have signed left-handed reliever Trever Miller to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to two sources familiar with the deal.
The Phillies continued to show "serious" interest in longtime Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon on Friday, even as momentum toward a deal to bring back their incumbent closer, Ryan Madson, was disintegrating.
The Rockies are shopping ace Ubaldo Jimenez, and at least a half-dozen teams are interested in the right-handed flamethrower.
It's safe to say that the first half of the season was filled with crazy injuries, nutty box-score lines and a fair share of no-hitters.
Relief pitchers, even the great ones, are rarely given serious consideration for Cy Young or MVP. The time has come to establish a new major award.
There's plenty of interest in Blue Jays right-hander Roy Halladay, but Toronto's asking price for the Cy Young winner remains high.
It's time to bid farewell to another season that was filled with highs, lows and so much in between. With that said, here come the awards.
What happens when you acquire Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez? You're a trade deadline winner, as the Phillies and Red Sox are, respectively.
A swarm of bees at Petco Park. A flock of sea gulls at Progressive Field. A Nat with almost as many homers as his team has wins. Yeah, it's been one bizarre first half, for sure.
From Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks to MVPs and LVPs to some of the stranger moments on the diamond, we look back at the first half of the 2009 season.