The Rockies did little to address their pitching needs in the offseason, and thus, expectations are low even with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez approaching full health. Is the end of an era near in Colorado?
Chris Carter has always shown a combination of impressive power and inconsistent contact skills, but is he finally putting all together in the in the second half? Jeff Zimmerman attempts to identify hitters having a breakout.
Nolan Arenado (finger) is set to make his long-awaited return to the Rockies on Thursday. Meanwhile, those scrambling to replace the likes of Evan Gattis (back) and Carlos Ruiz (concussion) should give some consideration to the Orioles' Caleb Joseph.
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.