Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander tops potential World Championship titles

Houston Astros kick start Justin Verlander throws in during the first half in Game 1 of … [+] World Baseball Championship between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, October 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved The two World Championship teams have some decisions … Read more

Houston Astros enter the World Championships undefeated in the playoffs

Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) holds the most valuable ALCS Cup yet … [+] The Astros defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 4 of the Major League Baseball, Monday, October 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) News agency The old saying in baseball says that a good throw is superior … Read more

Sarris: Across MLB, turnover rates are back again near their peak. Are sticky things here to stay?

Is the fight against spinning hopeless? Turnover rates around baseball are escalating again — almost back to where they were before baseball started enforcing foreign substance rules more actively in the middle of last season — perhaps due to the kind of evolution in sticky solutions that bowlers use to augment their stuff. Indeed, this … Read more

Deciding scenarios, arc and timeline

There are still weeks left to go in the MLB 2022 regular season, but quite a few teams – especially the Los Angeles Dodgers – are already looking towards October. The Dodgers snatched their first season-breaking berth on Sunday night. Now the Houston Astros, the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves, to name a … Read more