Robbie Ray was a question mark when the Detroit Tigers acquired him for Doug Fister four years ago. He's now an exclamation point for the Diamondbacks.
The Rockies probably aren't winning the World Series, but the success of a pair of homegrown arms is making them look pretty good now, and a lot more hopeful for the future.
The Cleveland Indians have as good a shot at a World Series berth as any team in the AL. If things had worked out better at the deadline, it'd be even better.
Kyle Lohse was never a great pitcher, and needed St. Louis Cardinals magic to become a good one. But he did a lot with nothing much for years. That's something.
The Yankees got a great prospect haul for Aroldis Chapman. The Royals, who have holes to fill and a closer worth more to other teams than them, could do even better.
Steven Wright has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year. He's also a knuckleballer, which adds a satisfying edge of weirdness to his success.
Noah Syndergaard and Max Scherzer put on two different kinds of shows last night, both highly entertaining.
There's a lot going on in baseball this weekend, but somehow a tryout in a spring training stadium in Arizona is as compelling as Cubs-Nationals and Red Sox-Yankees.
The battle over unwritten rules is actually about the battle between pitchers and position players. To solve it, we must heed the man who was both: Babe Ruth.
Harvey's choice to follow his surgeon's advice, which may end his season, isn't a departure from the true competitor's path; it's a sharp return to it.