Despite winning the AL pennant last year and seemingly adding to their roster in the winter, the Royals were actually predicted by PECOTA to win just 72 games. Yet here they are again in the World Series. More on that plus notes on the Royals, Mets and other news from around baseball.
Rewarding a second-half turnaround in which they've gone 41-20 since July 29, the Rangers also eliminated the Angels from the AL West race. Texas also lowered its magic number to clinch the division to one.
Who are the 25 heroes of the 2015 MLB season? What will the Mets do with their playoff rotation? How will the Dodgers deal with their glut of infield options in October, plus more from around the league.