After a disappointing loss to St. Louis in last year's NLCS, the Dodgers look to get over the hump and reach the World Series for the first time in 26 years. Cuban defector Alex Guerrero is the big wild card.
With a group of young stars and surprising acquisitions, the Rays are betting big for 2014. With David Price leading the rotation and sluggers Evan Longoria and Wil Myers on offense, is this the year Joe Maddon's bunch can break through?
Even though Fernando Rodney converted his sixth save of the season Sunday, his walk rate is way up, leading Andrew Martinez to speculate whether we should pay attention to the alternatives in the Rays' bullpen.