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Yu Darvish didn't delve into his expectations during an introductory news conference on Friday at Rangers Ballpark. He also opted not to explain the reasons for leaving Nippon Professional Baseball for the Texas Rangers.
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One heck of a going away party. Close to 11,000 fans attended Yu Darvish’s farewell press conference at the Sapporo Dome in Japan on Tuesday.
Yu Darvish says a desire to become the world's best pitcher was behind his decision to leave Japan and sign with the Texas Rangers.
Darvish spoke at a news conference Tuesday, saying "I want to become the kind of pitcher that will make people say 'Darvish is the No. 1 pitcher in the world."'
The 25-year-old right-hander agreed last week to a six-year contract...
Yu Darvish's goal is to be the best pitcher in the world. According to news reports out of Japan, he told the Japanese media that's why he asked the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to be posted in December so he could pitch in the Major Leagues.
Henry Kissinger once said “The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.”Over the past two years, a new cold war has developed in the A.L. West. The Angels and the Rangers have emerged as the superpowers of the division. With all due...
The Texas Rangers recently acquired Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish, but he’s never pitched in America. A three-time All-Star who has pitched in the big leagues for a decade is interested in joining the Rangers and Texas would be crazy not to take advantage of it. Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt is a free agent and a source close to the Phillies said he wants...
With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Surprise, Ariz., for Rangers spring training on Feb. 22, and the signing of Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers have some things to sort out in Arizona.
But make no mistake, the Rangers' problem is a good one to have.
You see, the Rangers have seven guys they feel can be quality major league starters on...
My fantasy baseball website RotoAuthority is back in action with a team of excellent writers. The latest:
Catcher rankings by Mike Axisa.
Overrated starting pitchers from Tom Warman.
A look at the Yankees' fifth starter situation from Mark Polishuk.
The potential fantasy impact of Yu Darvish, from Alex Steers McCrum.
The Mets' Jonathon Niese is underrated and...