Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal's dominating stuff was on full display in the Cardinals' win in Game 2 of the World Series.
The verdict in the Biogenesis case could very well have a major impact on baseball going forward, and players as a whole know that the stakes are high.
A berth in the WBC championship round is at stake, sure. But Team USA's David Wright and the Dominican Republic's Jose Reyes are playing for bragging rights, too.
Keys to the winter for the Cardinals and the Reds? Overcoming the blow of stunning postseason losses to the world champion Giants.
Josh Hamilton's historic four-homer night is the latest reward for a man only slightly removed from the major payday of free agency.
Players dropped out of the All-Star Game left and right, and that makes some wonder whether this really still feels like a showcase event.
It was a wild and active offseason in the AL Central, and no team recognizes that the stakes were raised more than the Detroit Tigers.
Dan Uggla committed three errors and went an abysmal 0-for-4 at the plate in the NL's loss in the Midsummer Classic. Yes, it was a night to forget for the first-time All-Star.
The Brewers are still mathematically alive in the National League Central race, but manager Ned Yost is under fire for blowing a significant NL Central lead.
Baseball isn't meant to be a contact sport, but sometimes it works out that way. Just look at the concussion-related problems in the game.
Some key players could come off the disabled list and give their teams a well-timed boost toward the playoffs.
For the second straight June, the baseball draft should be lots of fun for the genetically-inclined.