Who do scouts and front-office types pinpoint as the key players for teams who aren’t guaranteed a spot in October?
Neither a scout nor a former Red Sox player has much hope for the team and its torn clubhouse.
Despite an early deficit, the Diamondbacks are making up ground in the NL West. Also, a conversation with Chris Sale, and tons of notes from scouts and front-office types.
The routes the White Sox and Tigers have taken to contention in the AL Central are completely different.
A new-look OTB pulls back the curtain on the Marlins’ fire sale, includes a conversation with Adam Jones, and presents the views of scouts and front-office types.
Several franchises should be looking for deadline upgrades not just for their teams, but for their fans, too. John also chats with Barry Larkin.
Scouts explain why they prefer Mike Trout to Bryce Harper, and a conversation with Bud Selig.
The Pirates have gained sole possession of first place in the NL Central, mirroring their brief run from 2011, and a conversation with Ron Gardenhire.
John casts his ballot for this year’s All-Stars, and a conversation with Jim Leyland.
A look at 10 new managerial candidates, and a conversation with Mets manager Terry Collins.
The Kansas City Royals are suffering through yet another losing season, but the team still trusts in The Process, and an interview with Andrew McCutchen.
The Astros have performed above expectations so far and are not concerned about moving to the AL West in 2013, and a conversation with Gio Gonzalez.
Dusty Baker feels that Aroldis Chapman’s best use right now is as Cincinnati’s closer, and a conversation with Jesus Montero.
David Wright’s newfound plate discipline has helped him bat near .400 for the season’s first two months, and an interview with Yu Darvish.
Ron Washington isn’t ready to say his team is the best in the bigs, and a chat with Jose Altuve.