Why he’s here: Jansen has been incredible this season. He’s faced 122 batters on the year: He’s struck out 53, allowed 17 hits and walked only one batter. Two of those three earned runs he’s allowed all year? They came way back in his second appearance of 2017; since then he has a 0.28 ERA in 32 innings. Yikes. Special shout out to Craig Kimbrel, Boston’s closer who has struck out 63 of the 123 hitters he’s faced. Damn.
Why he’s here: Springer’s talent has long been undeniable, and he’s been a very good player the past couple of years for the Astros. In this, his Age 27 season, though, he’s taking the leap up to legitimate star. You see those 24 homers already — remember, he’s Houston’s leadoff guy — and he’s regularly making spectacular plays in right field for the Astros.
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Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi has agreed a three-year contract extension, committing his future to the club until 2021.
Messi, whose current deal was due to expire in 12 months, sees his release clause rise to €300 million and the deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when he returns to the team for preseason training.
It will be the ninth professional contract the Argentina Cheap Mitchell And Ness Jerseys international has signed since he moved to the Camp Nou and commits him to the club until he is 34.