Every player is prone to slumps. And when they are going on, it is a helpless feeling for any hitter.
Will Jonathan Papelbon remain the Red Sox's closer for the entire 2011 season? Will Mike Quade be the answer to the Cubs' longtime futility in the postseason? Those are just two of the team-related questions heading into spring training.
First base is thought to be a spot on the field that can be counted on for producing big offensive numbers, but the way the position has changed in the last year that may no longer be the case.
The season is at the halfway point and two-thirds of the teams still have a legitimate chance to make the playoffs.