One of the most fun World Series in recent years is over: The Houston Astros are the champions, while the Los Angeles Dodgers mostly appear in memes mocking them.
As the MLB season rolls forward, teams are trying to keep themselves in contention for the playoff spot, mostly via the wild card although it’s much too soon. The Pittsburgh Pirates improved their chances while hurting the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-3 that included a big hitting day for Andrew McCutchen, while Yu Darvish put on an impressive pitching performance to lead the Texas Rangers in a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals, avoiding a sweep in the series. More
Leading baseball in strikeouts and strikeouts per inning, Yu Darvish is enjoying quite an exciting second season in Major League Baseball, having four 14 or more strikeout games so far this season, while the rest of MLB has only three. More
Major league baseball released the list of players that were the most popular this season since the all-star break, translating into jersey sales. The New York Yankees (Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Ichiro Suzuki) are the only team with three players in the top 10, as retirements (Chipper Jones) and rookie sensations made an impact (Bryce Harper, Mike Trout) made an impact on the sales charts. More
Yu Darvish showed all through the first inning just how much pressure is on a guy who cost the Texas Rangers $112 million to get him from Japan. He needed 42 pitches to get through a nightmarish debut inning for him. But he picked himself up, enjoying a loaded and potent offense, getting the win in the 11-5 opener against the Seattle Mariners. More
Yu Darvish will be the new ace of the Texas Rangers, costing the losers of the last two World Series around $110 million, making the 25 year old pitcher, who has been on their watch list for over two years now, one of the biggest enigmas and probably anticipated new signings heading into the 2012 MLB season. More