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.
Jayson Stark picks the winners and losers of the offseason to date, considering the winter meetings couldn't match the activity from the previous week.
There's still a long, long way to go, but here's what we've learned from the first 30 games or so.
My pick is guaranteed to be wrong no matter what, isn't it? Just check my track record. So here goes: In the 2012 World Series, you will see ...
The matchups will be determined by what happens on the field Wednesday. So let's run through the various scenarios.
Tiebreakers and weather could turn the first week of Bud Selig's new October into a logistical nightmare.
The ripple effects of MLB's new postseason format are about to get even more visible and dramatic over the season's final 40 games.
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.
A look at the five injuries that have had the biggest impact on the 2011 season.
Free-agent pitcher Brandon Webb has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, pending a physical, an official of a club that had interest in Webb told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.
The Rangers, Yankees and Padres were among nine teams that helped themselves before the deadline, but the same can't be said for a few other teams.
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.
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.
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.