Can the Cubs turn it around? Acquiring Jose Quintana, a move made after my story published, should help. Can Mike Trout win MVP? His missed time doesn’t rule him out. Those are half of the questions I examine as baseball’s second half is set to begin.
They are more visible on the field than football players. They play an individual game within a team sport, unlike in basketball. And yet baseball players don’t seem to have the same off-field presence as athletes of equal talent in other major sports. Why?
Weather permitting, the regular season wraps up this weekend, and the race for the second wild card spot in the American League is going down to the wire. I recap the playoff picture, the Harper-Papelbon scuffle, and more in my latest for CBS Local.