Giants ace Jason Schmidt hopes to find a way to leave behind a season that taxed his body, mind and soul, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Several starting pitchers who were counted on to make major contributions this year have been ineffective.
Gary Sheffield and Curt Schilling negotiated their own deals this offseason. Is that a trend or an aberration?
At playoff time, it's all about the pitching, which ought to give the Cubs and White Sox plenty of hope.