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New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Rangers Got Yu But Could Use Hughes Too

Ok so the Texas Rangers finally got their man, as Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish signed a 6-year, $60 million deal to play in Arlington. Add in the $52 million posting fee the Rangers paid to talk to Darvish for a month, (= $1.7 million per day) and that makes a grand total of roughly […]

New York Yankees Hot Stove: Matsui Rumors Are Not Funny For My Dad

The latest question swirling around Yankee Universe is who will fill the void at DH? Rumors are that the Bombers are interested in Johnny Damon and Carlos Pena, but have actually reached out to Hideki Matsui according to a  tweet from Jon Heyman at CBS. Matsui was the 2009 World Series MVP and was let […]

New York Yankees: Phew, Rangers Got Yu

Are the New York Yankees are officially cheapskates? Not quiet, but when Japan’s Mainichi Daily News publicized that pitcher Yu Darvish had the highest bid for a Japanese player under the posting system, a reported $51.7 million and that the team was the Texas Rangers, I was totally relieved. The Yankees do not need another […]

Baseball Basics: The Posting System

If you are a baseball fan, you must have heard the name Yu Darvish. Darvish is Japan’s newest pitching phenom who is coming to MLB in 2012, but that seems to be the extent of some fans knowledge by choice or not. Well, since I did receive a few emails this week asking me to […]

New York Yankees Hot Stove: Not Yu Again As Bombers Bid On Darvish

The Yu Darvish auction officially ended at 4pm yesterday, and rumors are swirling that the New York Yankees might have gotten trigger-happy. What exactly are MLB teams bidding for? To win the negotiating rights of Japan’s latest pitching sensation, and MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the winning bid is “sky-high.” ESPN’s Buster Onley tweeted that […]

New York Yankees Hot Stove: Why Yu Do Not Belong In The Bronx

The rumor mill is buzzing about the New York Yankees growing interest in signing Japan’s latest pitching phenom named Yu Darvish. My guess, or hope is that the truth behind these rumors is more media driven than Yankee; and here are four reasons why: 1) When an MLB team wants to acquire a Nippon Pro […]