While the Red Sox and Yankees play in the background, here are 10 stories I found more compelling this week, starting with a division race that's far more exciting:
1. There's no better source of drama in baseball right now than the race in the NL West.
The Padres, Dodgers and Diamondbacks are in a virtual tie for first, with San Diego and L.A. owning identical 33-23 records and Arizona just a few percentage points back at 34-24.
Start with the Padres. Jake Peavy and Chris ...Read full story