Crazy Eights (Eighth-round SPs)

Embed from Getty Images In our leagues, we may choose to load up on bats, two SP's, and a closer in the first seven slots for our team. Owners are selecting three Starting Pitchers in the eighth round, and owners should pay $11-12 for each SP to have a chance to turn a profit in 2016. Growth Stock Carlos Martinez moves off the board at #108 in NFBC drafts, but Martinez's...
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Yu Darvish feeling strong in rehab, eager to rejoin Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish is feeling stronger than he did before elbow surgery, and has a renewed passion for the game after missing all of last season as the Texas Rangers were winning the AL West.While the right-hander feels good in rehabilitation, the Rangers and Darvish are taking their time with the pitcher who hopes to start throwing bullpen sessions again next month...
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Darvish progressing through rehab, says he could throw 95 right now

After missing the entire 2015 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish is ready to return to the mound.In speaking with Jeff Wilson at the Fort-Worth Telegram, Darvish expressed his confidence in his health:It has to be encouraging to the Rangers (and their fans) to hear Darvish will be reporting the rest of the pitchers and catchers. If all...
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Yu Darvish distances himself from brother’s gambling case

Yu Darvish on Tuesday commented on the gambling case involving his brother Sho in Japan, distancing himself from the matter. “I had nothing to do with what he’s done,” Darvish said via the Dallas Morning News. “That had no effect on me or what I’m doing right now. People make mistakes. My brother made one. … There was really no impact on me; nobody really talked to me...
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Darvish feeling strong in rehab, eager to rejoin Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish says he feels stronger than he did before elbow surgery last spring and plans to be back on the mound for the Texas Rangers by mid-May or early June. Darvish said Tuesday that he feels really good during his rehabilitation, and that his passion for the game has been reignited. He told a small group of Rangers beat writers that he feels like he could...
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AP source: MLB clears Yu Darvish after brother's arrest

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A person familiar with the investigation says Major League Baseball has determined that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish had no role in any of the activities that led to the arrest of his brother in Japan for allegedly running an illegal gambling ring. MLB was looking into the October arrest of Sho Darvish as part of standard protocol and not investigating...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly clears Yu Darvish of any connection with brother's alleged gambling ring

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has no connection with his brother's alleged gambling activities in Japan, Major League Baseball has found, The Dallas Morning News is reporting, citing an unnamed source.Sho Darvish was reportedly charged in October with running an illegal baseball gambling ring that took bets on games in Japan and in MLB. Yu Darvish had denied any knowledge of the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Majors LIVE! 243: Tennis might have a credibility problem

Gambling in sports seems to go hand in hand. Tennis however may of taken that to a whole other level. We take a look at a potential huge problem for the game as well as the gambling issue that may be brewing with Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. Additionally on this week’s edition of The Majors […] The post The Majors LIVE! 243: Tennis might have a credibility problem appeared first...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish denies gambling as MLB looks into brother's arrest

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish says he has never been involved in gambling activities amid a Major League Baseball investigation after the arrest of his younger brother in Japan. Darvish issued a statement Tuesday through his agent that says he understands MLB must conduct an investigation. He declined comment, but says he is certain they will find he had...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yu Darvish not being investigated in brother’s gambling scandal

    Yu Darvish is not being investigated by MLB in relation to a gambling scandal involving his brother, according to a report. The Japan Times reported Tuesday that Darvish was being investigated by MLB because of his brother’s arrest. Yu’s brother, Sho, was arrested in Japan in late October for gambling and running an illegal betting ring. Sho’s ring allegedly took...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB investigating Yu Darvish regarding brother's gambling ring

On Tuesday, the Japan Times reported that Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball for his potential involvement in his brother's gambling ring.Last year, Darvish's brother Sho was charged with spearheading an illegal ring in Japan, and though Yu isn't being charged with anything - or even accused of any involvement - the league is 'conducting...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB investigates Yu Darvish for possible role in gambling ring

Just a day after a report emerged about widespread match-fixing in tennis, now MLB is investigating Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish for a potential link to a gambling ring, reports the Japan Times. Yu’s brother, Sho, was charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that had allegedly took bets on both NPB and MLB games after his arrest in October. Sho allegedly accepted...
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FAN Projection Targets: Five Tommy John Pitchers

Yesterday afternoon, FanGraphs CEO and founder David Appelman announced that the ballots for the 2016 FAN Projections are now available for the tender ministrations of this site’s readership. With a view to ensuring that all notable players are addressed sufficiently — and also towards producing the number of posts he’s required to publish each week — the present author is...
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Rockies' Jon Gray working on new pitch this offseason

Jon Gray's first set of major-league starts has inspired the Colorado Rockies' top pitching prospect to add a new pitch to his arsenal in hopes of maximizing his potential.After making his major-league debut last season with a mid-90s fastball, high-80s slider, and mid-80s changeup, Gray revealed to MLB.com that he is adding a curveball into his repertoire this offseason."I'd never...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Holiday wish list: Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers weren't 'supposed' to win the AL West in 2015, especially after ace Yu Darvish went down in spring training...but they did just that. First-year manager Jeff Banister's steady leadership and a stable complement of veteran hitters, a solid bullpen and a rotation boosted by midseason acquisition Cole Hamels got the job done, though they fell short of any World Series...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish remains on track in recovery from Tommy John surgery

After missing the entire 2015 season with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery, Yu Darvish will play an integral role in the Texas Rangers' success in 2016.As the Rangers search for another starting pitcher to add to their rotation for the coming season, they are well aware that the fate of their 2016 season will rely more on the health of the starters they have, particularly...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell or welcome back to Yovani Gallardo and Colby Lewis in Texas?

The Texas Rangers’ starting rotation was somewhat of a crapshoot in 2015. With Tommy John surgery striking both Yu Darvish and Martin Perez, Texas was left scrambling for adequate arms that could keep them from drowning early. The team entered the 2015 campaign with a rotation led by Derek Holland, followed by Yovani Gallardo, Colby Lewis, Ross Detwiler, and Nick Martinez. Derek...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Texas Rangers Have a Successful Season?

The Texas Rangers lost the World Series in 2010 and 2011. Then they lost a wild card game, missed the playoffs with a 91-72 record, and finished in last place in the AL West. Yu Darvish was lost for the season and a team with a rotation of question marks lost its biggest source of confidence. Of all the years to bet on the Rangers, 2015 didn’t seem like a good one. While most...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels acquisition has Rangers primed for success

This weekend saw a new World Series champion crowned, as The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in five games - finishing what they couldn’t last year. With the close of the season, though, teams can officially turn their minds to 2016, fresh with possibilities and the promise of a clean slate for a new year.  Some teams, of course, have more reason to be hopeful...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers offseason preview: Darvish's return can only help

 (We will preview one team's offseason each day leading up to the start of free agency. Now up: the Texas Rangers.)The 2015 Texas Rangers were not picked by many to contend for a postseason spot, let alone wrest the American League West title from preseason favorites like the Mariners and Angels.  And yet, first-year manager Jeff Banister led the surprising Rangers to that title...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Is MLB wild card success random or predictable?

With the completion of the 2015 AL and NL wild card games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the MLB completed its fourth installment of the winner-take-all games. When the wild card games began in 2012, they were unlike anything Major League Baseball had ever seen before. Sure, elimination games have existed as long as the World Series, but a one-game series was a new idea. Fans...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Has Hamels effectively offset Darvish's absence in Texas?

When the Texas Rangers pulled off a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for Cole Hamels prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline, it left some observers scratching their heads. On that date, Texas was 50-52, seven games behind the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West and fielding a makeshift rotation that was without ace Yu Darvish (Tommy John surgery) and Derek Holland...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Darvish update: Rangers' ace reports 'nothing negative' with TJ recovery progress

The Texas Rangers are in the thick of the postseason race and have done so without the services of ace Yu Darvish.  Even with him undergoing Tommy John surgery prior to Opening Day, the Rangers have surpassed expectations thanks to the diligent work of manager Jeff Banister and his staff. Meanwhile, Darvish has been going through the tedious recovery and rehab work that goes along...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Darvish feels good about program after Tommy John surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish says he has had no pain since he started throwing after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery during spring training. The native of Japan started his program last week, with light throws from 45 feet off flat ground three different days. He is set for 25 throws from 60 feet three times this week, and the number of sets will increase...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw Monday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery in March. Darvish threw 25 pitches at 45 feet and plans to throw again Wednesday and Friday, according to The Associated Press. Barring any setbacks, the 29-year-old right-hander should be ready to return at or near the start of the 2016 season. He will co-anchor a rotation that also...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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