Yu Darvish Jokes That Masahiro Tanaka Is Overpaid, Everyone Freaks Out

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was asked about the newest Japanese import, and more specifically, the seven year, $155-million contract with the Yankees that blew Darvish's deal (under the old posting system) out of the water. Darvish made the mistake of being sarcastic. It didn't translate. » 2/18/14 4:39pm 2/18/14 4:39pm

Yu Darvish's Arm Is Not A Gun: Why Hard Pitch-Count Limits Are Dumb

In last night's 10-4 victory over the Tigers, Rangers starter Yu Darvish threw 130 pitches. In his previous start, Darvish threw 105 pitches. Six days before that, in a start against the Red Sox, he threw 127 pitches. Should we be freaking out about how many pitches Darvish is throwing? » 5/17/13 4:44pm 5/17/13 4:44pm

Just For Yu: Your Saturday MLB Open Thread

It's a lovely spring afternoon in April, and that means a full slate of MLB games. Yu Darvish has already thrown 27 fewer first inning pitches against the Twins than in his first start of the year. The Machine and his Angels are in the Bronx against the Yankees. Later today, the Rays play the Sox in Fenway, which Rays… » 4/14/12 2:22pm 4/14/12 2:22pm

The Data Behind Yu Darvish's Brief But Devastating Debut

Texas Rangers hurler Yu Darvish made quite the spring training debut today against the San Diego Padres. (Of course, he cost the team more than $107 million, spent the last seven years pitching competitively in Japan, and these were the Padres, so you'd think he would do OK.) Still, thanks to some fresh PITCHf/x data… » 3/07/12 10:50pm 3/07/12 10:50pm

Oh Yu: A Collection Of Awful Yu Darvish Headline Puns

Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish officially signed to a six-year, $60 million deal with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Darvish, perhaps the most highly-touted player to ever come out of Japan, will be counted on to help shore up the Rangers' pitching staff following the loss of their former No. 1 starter C.J. Wilson, who… » 1/19/12 4:25pm 1/19/12 4:25pm