MLB Trade talk heating up entering July

Welcome to July, when the setting of baseball’s midseason trade market flips from “posturing” to “deal-making.” Apart from the fringe contenders who likely will delay their buy/sell decisions — namely, the Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals

Anyone can still win tough AL East

By this point in baseball’s 162-game tightrope, the standings typically reveal a handful of conclusions. Not so in the 2013 AL East, which is — indisputably and without any hint of regional bias — the best division in the major leagues.