The second half of the 2013 MLB season is now upon us, and the first three months of play gave fans, experts and pundits plenty to talk about.
Chris Davis reached the 30-home run mark on Saturday with two more bombs against the New York Yankees. He's only the third player in American League history to reach that mark before the end of June. He tacked on an additional bomb Sunday for good measure.
Bartolo Colon, the 40-year-old pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, is on an eight-game winning streak and is threatening to contend for the Cy Young Award.
And the Pittsburgh Pirates are the best team in baseball, the only club that is 20 games over .500. Yes, the same Pirates that have amassed 20 consecutive losing seasons.
No question that the MLB season has already produced exciting, unexpected and downright surprising performances.
What can we expect for the second half?
Here are 50 storylines to follow as MLB heads into the final three months of the regular season.