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Hiroki Kuroda aiming to be fill-in Ace


As the star Yankees pitchers fall to injury, others are rising. Well maybe just one other pitcher is rising, and that’s Hiroki Kuroda. Last night Kuroda put up a huge performance by tossing a 2 hitter against one of baseball’s best teams in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. Not only did Kuroda not give up a run, but…

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Hot Dogs are bigger in Texas


I’m all for unique eats. When you combo a unique food item with a sport I love, even better. The Texas Rangers will be selling a 2 foot, 1 lb hot dog this year at their home baseball games. This monster is nicknamed the “broomstick” and you can see why from the photo. Ideally 4 people would share this $26…

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How much did the Yankees miss out on with Yu Darvish?


A few months back we thought that Yu Darvish was heading straight to New York. The Yankees needed pitching and he would have been a great fit. Through a few twists and turns, the Texas Rangers lost CJ Wilson and needed a replacement. They blew everyone out of the water in their posting fee (>$50 million) and got Darvish. Now analysis on…

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Will the Red Sox not sign Roy Oswalt?


Here at Fitz and Vig you saw a video recently where we were positive the Boston Red Sox would sign Roy Oswalt. With the upgrades the Yankees made in their rotation, Boston truly has to do something. They aren’t going to win much with an aging Josh Beckett, off the wall John Lackey, and is Dice-K even still in the…

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American League Preview


Did Brian Cashman’s power move vault the Yankees to the front of the pack? The Tampa Rays trot out a quality starter every day. Anaheim’s State Farm Angels of Los Angeles made big noise during Hot Stove The Texas Rangers believe in Yu.  Do you?  (See what I did there) After a collapse and offseason for the ages, where does Boston…

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Yu Darvish: Rangers 6 Years / $60m Deal


Texas finally got their man.  With like 12 seconds to spare, Yu Darvish has signed a 6 year deal worth $60 million to join the Rangers’ staff.  Including the $51m posting fee, the final tally is over $110m for a guy that hasn’t thrown a pitch in the bigs.  Ouch, Rangers.

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The Yu Darvish clock has ticked down to almost zero


In the funky world of Japanese players posting to come to the majors, the Texas Rangers have had 30 days to negotiate with Yu Darvish. Those 30 days come to an end today. Specifically, that window closes at 5pm eastern time, today. As of this posting, that’s almost exactly 5 hours from now. Both the Rangers and Darvish camp have…

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Yu Darvish: Not Close to a Deal with Texas Rangers


Is Yu Darvish destined to be an Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighter again in 2012?  According to Sports Illustrated, the two sides are far apart thus far.  Story here.  With the Yankees recently unable to come to terms with their own Japanese postee, Hiroyuki Nakajima (much smaller scale), does that foreshadow a no-deal for Yu too?  Saeko is gonna be pissed!

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