The Angels ran away with the AL West last year before running into the Royals' buzzsaw in the playoffs. This year they're already dealing with injuries to Garrett Richards and Josh Hamilton, and adjusting to the Howie Kendrick trade.
In the absence of Matt Wieters (pictured), the Orioles have been getting much less production behind the plate. Ryan Eisner looks at that change and other recent shifts up in the middle in the latest installment of In Some Depth.
Billy Hamilton has rebounded from a rough first week, but his overall numbers still leave plenty to be desired. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league as the lightest-hitting regulars at each position.
While some players like Anaheim's Mike Trout carry a higher BABIP baseline, there are many players with correction on the horizon in the coming months. Jason Collette takes a closer look at the early surprises.
Jake Peavy was the token big name dealt in the last 24 hours of the trade deadline. Jason Collette, Chris Liss, Derek VanRiper and Jeff Erickson share their respective reactions to the few trades that were made.