With the Saturday pitching options looking rather shaky, it makes sense to go with a proven stud like Max Scherzer, who can perhaps be paired with either Chicago’s Jeff Samardzija or a bargain-bin hurler.
The Braves ran away with the NL East crown in 2013, but a free-swinging offense led to an early exit in the postseason. Can the same power-hitting mentality take them back to the playoffs again in 2014?
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?
Where have all of the power-hitting first basemen gone? Paul Goldschmidt is one of a rapidly shrinking group of elite bats at the position. Jason Collette looks at the trends and considers the implications for those in keeper leagues.