Posts tagged Yu Darvish

RANGERS SLUG DARVISH TO A WIN

RANGERS SLUG DARVISH TO A WIN

The world finally got to see Yu Darvish in a regular season MLB game on Monday night and it was a far cry from his dominance in Japan. But the the high-powered Texas lineup had his back as they climbed out of a four-run hole after a half-inning to post an 11-5 win over Seattle. Darvish […]

A’S WRAP UP SPRING TRAINING, HEAD TO JAPAN

A’S WRAP UP SPRING TRAINING, HEAD TO JAPAN

The Oakland A’s, who had one of the more interesting offseasons of any MLB club, will be one of the first teams to start getting a report card as they open the season in Japan vs. the Mariners on March 28. As such, the A’s have concluded their spring games in Arizona and will now […]

DARVISH HAS STRONG DEBUT

DARVISH HAS STRONG DEBUT

The much-anticipated debut of Yu Darvish took place today in Peoria, AZ and the recently acquired RHP didn’t disappoint. In a two-inning stint vs. the Padres, Darvish threw 36 pitches, 26 for strikes, and allowed two doubles and no runs while striking out three. He fielded his position well, also, covering first on a grounder […]

DONE: RANGERS SIGN DARVISH, 6YRS/$60M

DONE: RANGERS SIGN DARVISH, 6YRS/$60M

Just before the 2PM CT deadline, the Texas Rangers came to terms with Yu Darvish on a six-year deal worth approximately $60 million. Darvish can opt out after the fifth year, reports Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has tweeted that the deal could be worth an additional $10 million in bonuses. […]

RANGERS, DARVISH FACE WED 4PM CT DEADLINE

RANGERS, DARVISH FACE WED 4PM CT DEADLINE

Sometimes $52.7 million just isn’t enough. The Texas Rangers won exclusive negotiating rights with standout Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish with a record-setting bid, but with less than 48 hours to go there still is no deal. The $52.7 million bought 30 days of exclusivity and after that, if no deal is struck, Darvish goes back […]

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

Roughly a week from Christmas, with NFL playoff spots being contested and with the NBA set to launch this weekend, a bidding process for a risky pitching commodity from the other side of the world had MLB fans on the edges of their seats. This was the hot stove in all its glory as anticpation and hope ended […]

YU DARVISH SPECULATION RUNS WILD

YU DARVISH SPECULATION RUNS WILD

In a time on the MLB calendar when there are no games, we’re just past the Winter Meetings, and the off-season signings could come any day without warning, the Yu Darvish Derby has everyone’s attention. The standout Japanese pitcher was posted late last week and the bidding ended on Wednesday at 4:00PM CST. And here […]

YU DARVISH POSTED, BIDDING ENDS 12/14

YU DARVISH POSTED, BIDDING ENDS 12/14

25-year old Japanese RHP Yu Darvish has been posted and MLB teams have until 4:00PM CST Wednesday to bid on exclusive negotiating rights. (For an explanation of the posting system, go here). Darvish is the latest darling hurler of the Nippon Professional Baseball league and he has put up very impressive numbers starting with his age-19 year […]

JAPANESE UPDATES

JAPANESE UPDATES

The invaluable Japanese baseball blog NPBTracker.com has posted a few bulletpoints today regarding players moving between Nippon Pro Baseball in Japan and the majors here in America. If you’re a player movement guy, this has to be one of your sites. If you follow NPBTracker.com, the Japanese players who get posted don’t just show up on the American […]