At 34 Years Old, Jason Vargas Finds His Inner Ace
Vargas's pitches haven't changed, but by making small tweaks around the margins, the Royals' journeyman starter has become one of the best pitchers in baseball.
President Trump Not Throwing Ceremonial First Pitch At Nationals Home Opener, Apparently
The official reason is a scheduling conflict. The actual story... is probably about the same, but let's dig a little deeper anyway.
The Trade Market for Closers Is Insane, and the Royals Would Be Crazy Not to Take Advantage
The Yankees got a great prospect haul for Aroldis Chapman. The Royals, who have holes to fill and a closer worth more to other teams than them, could do even better.
Watching Steven Wright, Who Is For Real, And Really Weird
Steven Wright has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year. He's also a knuckleballer, which adds a satisfying edge of weirdness to his success.
Watching Yu Darvish, An Ace At Play
The Texas Rangers are getting Yu Darvish back at exactly the right moment. It's not just that he steadies a shaky rotation. He brings an element of magic to it, too.