The second half of the MLB season begins Thursday. We have the always intriguing trade deadline and four division races currently decided by two or fewer games to look forward to. Can Mike Trout continue his momentum and add the league’s MVP trophy to his recently-won All-Star Game MVP?
How about Derek Jeter? Are we going to get one more look at the captain in the playoffs? How much better of a sendoff could the New York Yankees give him than another World Championship? Now that the American League has home-field advantage in the World Series, could there be any better story written than Jeter celebrating at home with the trophy in hand?
Here are 10 storylines to watch for in baseball’s second half: