Tag Archives: Yu Darvish

Hit, Hit, Homer – the Tony Cingrani Story

Batter Up! Single Batter Up! Single Batter Up! After a Wild Pitch, HOME RUN! The Tony Cingrani Story, in a nutshell. I have great problems with the awful trade that brought tonight’s starter Yu Darvish to the Dodgers, but Darvish … Continue reading

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More on the Folly of the Darvish Trade

The thought of Yu Darvish, a declining, over-rated barely .500 pitcher possibly replacing Kenta Maeda in the Dodgers’ starting rotation is very depressing. As I wrote after the trade, giving up power hitting Willie Calhoun, who strikes out just about … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Deals Today Were BAD NEWS

The world of Dodgers’ fandom is rejoicing, thinking with the moves the team made today that a world series title has been assured. People in the media and fans across SoCal have not bought into hype like this since the … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Minor League Rotation Has Nowhere To Go

The Dodgers have hit the midway point of the 2016 season seven games above .500 at 44-37, and begin the second half today basing their hopes of a post season appearance on a minor league rotation, now that Clayton Kershaw … Continue reading

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In the Declining AL West, Angels Still By Far the Best

A year ago on the eve of the 2014 major league baseball season, the American League West was baseball’s strongest division. By the end of the season, the Angels had baseball’s best record, and the Oakland A’s had gone through … Continue reading

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Major League Snub for Garrett Richards

It’s hard to believe that there have been eight starting pitchers in the American League who have performed better than Garrett Richards this season. The young Angels’ righty has taken the league by storm, recently throwing one even more overpowering … Continue reading

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Kershaw To Disabled List is Only One of 29

The Dodgers made headlines late yesterday when they announced that Two-time Cy Young Award Winner and $215 M man Clayton Kershaw would not start tonight, would not start next Friday, as anticipated, and would in fact begin the season on … Continue reading

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Have Oakland and Texas Injuries Given AL West to the Angels?

The Angels offense, coming off a disappointing 2013, looks greatly improved, and with one of the game’s best managers in the dugout and a great defensive team on the field, the one real question mark as the season approaches is … Continue reading

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MLB-Japanese Baseball Rule Changes Will Force $100 M on Tanaka

On the eve of the bidding war for Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka, Major League Baseball and the Japanese baseball establishment entered into an agreement that will have the net effect of vastly increasing the riches to be paid upon Tanaka, … Continue reading

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