Eddie Murray was considered a Hall of Famer long before he retired. There is still some debate whether Jim Thome, when his playing days are done, is worthy of Cooperstown. Their numbers are quite similar, probably more than you might think.
Nick Punto and Carlos Gomez are included on Rob Neyer's list of the top 10 all-time baserunning blunders.
Rob Neyer offers a look at his projected standings, which have the Red Sox missing the playoffs in 2008.
With two playoff teams from last year, the AL Central is the majors' hottest division. But will it continue its success in '07?
Whether you're an empiricist or an intuitionist, your best choice for AL MVP is Derek Jeter.
To predict which teams will make the playoffs, the first order of business is evaluating "third-order wins."
Joe Mauer has a chance to join Johnny Bench and Ted Simmons and be among the top-hitting young catchers since the 19th century.
After being given up for dead in April, the Phillies and Padres have turned it around, and the Twins are showing signs of life.
The smarter we get, the more irrelevant awards based on performance will become.
Plenty can be learned from a fantasy baseball symposium and some Arizona Fall League games.
This year's Gold Glove choices prove once again that the voters are either lazy or willfully ignorant.
While stars rule the headlines, lesser-known players have always stepped up in the clutch to help teams capture glory.
Even though the Indians missed the playoffs, they still managed to accomplish a lot this season.
The American League and National League wild-card races are finally sorting themselves out.
Some players hurt their teams statistically. Some hurt them financially. And some do both, writes Rob Neyer.
Eight AL teams still have legitimate postseason hopes, but the White Sox are the favorites.