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The Victory Formation:
Around Halloween last eyar, we were introduced to young child that was dressed up as Lil’ Ron Washington. This year at Spring Training, Yu Darvish is the hot attraction for the Texas Rangers. We already have a copy-cat of miniature version of the teams manager, but in the form of the newest member of the organization.
Darvish the Japaneses picture that the Rangers posted $51.7 million just to negotiate with. He is expected to be a top of the rotation starter for them.
My own opinion is that this isn’t nearly as great at Lil’ Ron. No fake loss of hair up top, and that is real facial hair as well.
H/T: Evan Grant
BEST OF MAXIM
SURPRISE, Ariz. It was another impressive showing for right-hander Yu Darvish Saturday in camp for the Texas Rangers.
Darvish threw his second bullpen of the spring and also faced hitters for the second time. He was again sharp in his 22-pitch showing as only four pitches were put in play.
Darvish impressed the team's minor league pitching coordinator Danny Clark with his...
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It was a relatively quiet day on the Yu Darvish front for the Texas Rangers.
There were no Darvish-related press conferences as the Japanese right-hander did not get up on a mound and throw during the team's practice. He's scheduled to do that again Saturday.
The Japanese media did follow Darvish through his workouts, with the highlight being him working...
SURPRISE, Ariz. Texas right-hander Yu Darvish is starting to find his footing with the Rangers.
The 60-million man spent Monday bobbing his head to reggae music in the clubhouse, speaking in Spanish with teammate Elvis Andrus and having his best throwing session yet.
He even joked with the media that he was throwing at 120 percent in practice.
Maybe the key to all of that was...
SURPRISE, Ariz. The Texas Rangers announced Monday that right-hander Yu Darvish would make his Cactus League debut March 7 in Peoria against San Diego.
Darvish is scheduled to pitch two innings against the Padres.
The game, which was originally not on the broadcast schedule in Texas, will now be available online on a webcast. The game will also be carried live in Japan on NHK...
Yu Darvish, who has led the Japanese League in strikeouts and ETA the past two years, will make his first spring training start for the Texas Rangers on March 7.
The team announced the decision Monday. Darvish will face the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz.
Darvish threw 34 pitches to two minor leaguers in batting practice Monday, his third session off the mound. The 25-year-old...
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish threw a fine bullpen session Thursday. No surprise there. The Texas Rangers paid over 110 million to acquire him. He's supposed to look good in practice.
Actually, the most revealing moment on Darvish's first official day as a Ranger came long after he faced minor leaguers Ryan Strausborger and Jurickson Profar from behind a pitching screen...
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Yu Darvish faced two Texas Rangers minor leaguers in a spring training practice session Monday. On March 7, he will face big league hitters from another team for the first time. The Rangers said Darvish will start against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. He likely ...
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish turned more heads on Saturday.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yu Darvish, who has led the Japanese League in strikeouts and ERA the past two years, will make his first spring training start for the Texas Rangers on March 7.
Yu Darvish is slated to make his Cactus League debut on March 7 against the Padres, as manager Ron Washington announced his plans for the first week of spring games.
SURPRISE, Ariz. You know it's a quiet day on the Yu Darvish front when he's not even the most popular Japanese pitcher in camp.
That honor went to Akinori Otsuka, who watched the Rangers practice and was a popular interview subject for the Japanese media. Otsuka spent his final two years in the majors pitching for Texas, saving 36 games over the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Yu Darvish, who has led the Japanese League in strikeouts and ERA the past two years, will make his first spring training start for the Texas Rangers on March 7. The team announced the decision Monday. Darvish will face the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. Darvish threw 34 pitches to two minor leaguers in batting practice Monday, his third session off the mound.
Each off-season seems to have something happen that we’ve never seen before, but this off-season has been different. We’ve seen sluggers change teams, prospect for prospect deals, suspensions over turned, and much more. I’ll be looking at the 10 craziest stories that fueled baseball this week.
First up, Albert Pujols and Yu Darvish.
Letting the Greatest Hitter Walk