Yu Darvish makes his Dodgers debut Friday

Sure, the Dodgers acquired Yu Darvish mostly to help them advance further in the postseason than they have since 1988. But they also get to use him during the regular season: The former Rangers ace will make his Dodgers debut on Friday against the Mets.

That seems a little unfair considering Los Angeles is already trouncing opponents. But apparently when you trade for someone in July, you get to use him during the next two months of the season. More on this as it comes in.

It was another good day at the plate for Contreras, and it was a nice follow-up to the day he had on Thursday, when he hit two dingers and had six RBIs. If it weren’t for Paul Goldschmidt having a monster day of his own, we probably would’ve been talking about Contreras’ day instead. However, he’s continued to rake at the plate so we’re talking about it now. There’s a very good chance we’ll continue talking about his exploits at the plate as the season progresses — Contreras’ hitting numbers are surely getting in line with what he did over 76 games last season, and they’re good enough to put him in rarefied air when it comes to the top class of catchers in baseball.

Simply put, the Cubs are coming back around in a big way, and as long as Contreras continues to play a big part in that, they could be just as dangerous as they were last October.

Free baseball is cool, but there seems to be a trend of people complaining about it as of late. Are extra innings really all that bad? Beyond the Box Score took a look at it for us.

It was a bad day to be this particular Pirates fan, who got hit Youth Cheap Jerseys square in the beans by a home run ball. Additionally, the umps needed video replay to confirm it, so USA Cheap Jerseys the fans at PNC Park got to relive his excruciating pain over and over again.

Giancarlo Stanton, not Aaron Judge, is top seed for Home Run Derby

To be the champ, one must beat the champ.

That is the reason why 2016 Home Run Derby champion Giancarlo Stanton, and not Yankees rookie Aaron Judge, is the top seed for the 2017 Derby next Monday in Miami. There’s also the fact that Stanton plays for the host Marlins, so he is probably getting some homefield love.

Ujiri has been in his position since 2013 and hand-picked Webster to succeed former GM Jeff Weltman, who left just over a month ago to become Orlando’s President of Basketball Operations. On the same day that Ujiri introduced Webster as the new GM, things became complicated when the New York Knicks parted ways with Phil Jackson. Ujiri immediately became a person of interest and he has yet to comment on whether he’s staying or leaving.

According to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, sources say the USA Cheap Jerseys Knicks are confident they’ll land the 2012-13 executive of the year, which would be a big blow for Webster and the Raptors, who have four key free agents that could leave, including star point guard Kyle Lowry.

SN’s David Steele believes the Jets are headed for “rock bottom with a threadbare roster,” and Bowles, who has a 15-17 record over two seasons in New York, including a 10-6 year in 2015, might be forced to go down with what’s left of the ship. Maccagnan might, too, even if his 2017 draft picks show promise.

One possible silver lining to New York’s apparent submission: Nobody in the AFC East is going to dethrone New England this season, anyway. The Jets can save themselves the Plain Cheap Jerseys disappointment and, until the Patriots release their divisional stranglehold, keep reciting JFK quotes.