// Yu Darvish

Red Sox (17-17) at Rangers (18-17) Preview

After finally reaching the .500 mark (on the ninth try), the Red Sox are in Arlington, Texas tonight at 8:05 to face the Rangers. Coming off sweeping the Cincinnati Reds, the Red Sox look to build on their recent success and move to the front of a struggling AL East Division.Clay Buchholz opens the series […]

Strongest American League Threats to Boston’s Throne

The free agent market has been put on ice this winter, as the Major League Baseball offseason has been held up by the holidays and the grand pursuit of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. However, players have been changing uniforms across the American League, both through massive contracts as well as significant trades. Before the drama […]

Red Sox Doubles Clobber Darvish in Win

The Red Sox have been desperately looking for the type of game where everything seems to click, after weeks of ups and downs keeping the team around .500 filled with inconsistencies on the field. And while the team did only manage to climb back up to that unavoidable .500 mark on Monday night with a […]

Yu Darvish Makes AL West Even Wilder

The Texas Rangers went above and beyond with their holiday shopping this offseason. In need of starting pitching, the Rangers took part in the bidding war for Japanese ace Yu Darvish, and won with a $51.7 million post. This gives Texas one month to negotiate a contract with the pitcher, who is inevitably expected to […]

Could the Red Sox Double Down on Yu Darvish?

The 2011 Boston Red Sox were in distress: the team missed the playoffs, had key free agents departing with no clear answers on the farm, and a starting rotation that while hyped at the start of the season, with the addition of a good Josh Beckett, finished by under-performing. In 2006 this solution included a […]

Daisuke Matsuzaka: From Posting Fee to Tommy John Surgery

The spring of 2006 marked an important moment in baseball history: the first World Baseball Classic tournament was held. An international tournament designed to counteract the loss of baseball from the Olympics, expand the game to new markets, and give baseball a global stage similar to soccer’s World Cup. The first (and in 2009, the […]