Why did the Padres trade Mark Loretta for Doug Mirabelli? It makes no sense. Same goes for the Nationals' decision to acquire Alfonso Soriano.
Plenty can be learned from a fantasy baseball symposium and some Arizona Fall League games.
There was plenty of debate about Triple Crown threats, Casey Stengel and Jimmy Rollins.
How hard is it to win the Triple Crown? Nobody's done it since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967, and Derrek Lee won't be next.
Reasons to appreciate being a fan of the national pastime? Ichiro, Maddux, Red Sox ... the list is long.
Sammy Sosa is clearly in decline, but the Cubs should win the wild card no matter where he hits in the lineup.
A triple is fun to watch, but not as much as an inside-the-park homer -- or anything that brings you to your feet.
From an undersized high school pitcher with 88-mph stuff to a future Hall of Famer, Greg Maddux defied the odds.
From the big motions of the early 20th century to today's compact models, pitching windups continue to change.
LaTroy Hawkins' meltdown against the Cardinals raises questions about his ability to be a top-flight closer.
Yankees or Red Sox? Cubs or Cardinals? With pennant races heating up, these questions need answers.
Oliver Perez, Jeremy Bonderman, Carlos Zambrano and Daniel Cabrera all have big futures with some tuning.
If he remains healthy, the return of Mark Prior should provide the spark the Cubs need to win the NL Central.
The National Pastime seems like a conservative sport, but baseball has seen its share of radical changes.
Only in baseball can outfield vegetation or a catwalk high above the playing field determine a game's outcome.
Mark Prior has been dominant for two seasons in the majors. But he's far from a lock for the Hall of Fame.