Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback



All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Editor - Baseball Primer


Yu Darvish Newsbeat

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Yu Darvish signs with Cubs |

Darvish turns 32 in August.

Darvish and the Cubs agreed to a six-year deal on Saturday that guarantees the right-hander $126 million, two sources told’s Jon Paul Morosi and Carrie Muskat. The Cubs could not immediately confirm the signing because it was pending a physical exam.

Darvish’s $126 million contract would be the largest free-agent deal so far this offseason. Sources told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal that the contract includes incentives that could push its total value to $150 million, though Darvish would have to win multiple Cy Young Awards to reach that figure. The contract includes an opt-out clause and no-trade protection, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 10, 2018 at 06:09 PM | 66 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, free agents, yu darvish

Friday, December 29, 2017

Heyman | Yankees Eyeing Yu Darvish

The “reasonable” part might not be reasonable to Darvish.

New York Yankees people do like Yu Darvish, and at a reasonable price, he will be seriously considered. It seems everyone’s strategy this year is to wait for the price to drop.

The Yankees are intent on adding a fine starting pitcher and have had trade discussions regarding Gerrit Cole, Chris Archer and Michael Fulmer, and are looking at free agent Alex Cobb, and possibly some others. Cole is probably the most likely fit in terms of a trade, as Fulmer is coming off an injury and Archer plays on the division rival Rays, but word is, there’s been little progress since the Winter Meetings in talks with Pittsburgh.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 29, 2017 at 08:57 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: yankees, yu darvish

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Astros’ Yuli Gurriel Apologizes After a Racist Gesture Aimed at Yu Darvish | NYT

Gurriel said he was aware that the word Chinito was offensive. “In Cuba we call everybody who is from Asia ‘Chino,’” he said through the interpreter. “We don’t call them Japanese. We call them Chino. Plus, I know in Japan that offends them. They don’t like that, but I didn’t mean to do it.”

Darvish, 31, initially said he was angry when he learned what Gurriel had done, but later issued a statement on his verified Twitter account asking people to forgive Gurriel.

Yu Darvish is taking the high road. Knowing now that Gurriel did what he did and said what he did meaning for it to be offensive to Darvish, I find it much harder to do the same.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 28, 2017 at 11:41 AM | 147 comment(s)
  Beats: racial stuff, yu darvish, yuli gurriel

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Marche: The Error in Baseball and the Moral Dimension to American Life

Why do we still score errors?

Baseball goes to the trouble to record a highly subjective decision that does not affect the outcome of the game and fails to communicate meaningfully a player’s ability. Why?

The short answer is “because it used to meaningfully communicate something about events that happened frequently,” but of course as with so many traditions, inertia supersedes usefulness.

Via Language Log, which notes that, wonderfully, the word “bobbles” was spelled erroneously in the initial version of this piece as “baubles.”




All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Adam M
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2018 March 19: Spending bill could quash Minor League Baseball players’ wage claims
(145 - 9:56am, Mar 20)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogBraves Ronald Acuna sent to Minors camp |
(10 - 9:54am, Mar 20)
Last: The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s

NewsblogSpending bill could quash Minor League Baseball players’ wage claims
(2 - 9:37am, Mar 20)
Last: Zonk, Genius of the Stables

NewsblogMinor League Pace-Of-Play Changes in 2018
(232 - 9:37am, Mar 20)
Last: GGC

NewsblogNY POST - KERNAN: It’s all coming together for ‘awesome’ Matt Harvey
(34 - 9:13am, Mar 20)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogDodgers third baseman Justin Turner suffers broken left wrist | ESPN
(1 - 9:08am, Mar 20)
Last: Zonk, Genius of the Stables

Gonfalon Cubs2018 Fearless Prediction thread
(13 - 8:47am, Mar 20)
Last: Trout! Trout! Let it all out!

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-19-2018
(7 - 8:14am, Mar 20)
Last: Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee)

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(814 - 7:32am, Mar 20)
Last: TFTIO is a very stable genius

NewsblogOT - March Madness 2018
(197 - 12:36am, Mar 20)
Last: Voodoo

NewsblogInside Baseball MLB Notes | Where will Holland go? | FanRag Sports
(13 - 9:31pm, Mar 19)
Last: puck

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(2106 - 9:20pm, Mar 19)
Last: PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina

NewsblogOTP 12 March 2018: Trevor Bauer thinks Major League Baseball trying to silence him on Twitter
(1718 - 7:49pm, Mar 19)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogAnother rough day for Shohei Ohtani prompts more questions for Angels | OC Register
(53 - 5:16pm, Mar 19)
Last: . . . . . . . . . .

Newsblog‘Badass’ is bringing nasty streak back to Mets’ pitching staff | New York Post
(70 - 12:38pm, Mar 19)
Last: SoSH U at work

Page rendered in 1.0092 seconds
65 querie(s) executed