A look at the five most important questions heading into the National League Championship Series.
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The addition of Ubaldo Jimenez gives the Indians a potentially formidable rotation, and that rotation will need to be the driving force in the Tribe's push to reach the postseason.
There's a battle for the second base job at Rockies camp, high comedy at Cubs camp and an Ozzie Guillen sighting, among other things, at White Sox camp.
As the regular season winds down, a pair of division titles and the National League wild card remain up for grabs.
The push for the postseason is especially in high gear in the races for the National League West and the NL wild card.
Whom do you trust more, Man or Machine? ESPN The Magazine is eliminating human error in its NL West picks this year with the help of the stat gurus at Baseball Think Factory and their cutting-edge computer projection system known as ZiPS.
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Jason Marquis is like a good luck charm. Every team he's been on has reached the playoffs. And he's doing everything in his power to help the Rockies get to October.
The Giants cannot afford a bad weekend when the Rockies come calling, says Tim Kurkjian.
The Giants and Rockies are both chasing the Dodgers in the NL West and the wild card, but Tim Kurkjian thinks the Rockies have enough pitching and superior hitting for the stretch run.
The A's and Cardinals are close to completing a trade that would send outfielder Matt Holliday to St. Louis, league sources tell ESPN The Mag's Tim Kurkjian.
The season is at the halfway point and two-thirds of the teams still have a legitimate chance to make the playoffs.
The Blue Jays are off to a good start, but Tim Kurkjian isn't ready to buy that Toronto could contend for an American League playoff spot.
The top five questions heading into the World Series between the Rockies and the Red Sox.
The top five questions heading into the National League Championship Series between the Rockies and the Diamondbacks.