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Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Dodgers’ catchers will help Yu Darvish in a specific way - Beyond the Box Score

Nice detailed look at the change.

Here are two things we know about the 2017 Major League Baseball season:

Jonathan Lucroy (formerly of the Rangers) has gone from one of the best framing catchers in baseball to literally the worst in baseball.

The Dodgers starting and backup catchers are two of the best framers in baseball.

That’s simple enough. It doesn’t take any more information than that to conclude that Yu Darvish will almost definitely benefit from throwing to his new Los Angeles backstops.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 06, 2017 at 09:26 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, yu darvish

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Inside the frenzied 12 minutes that led to the Dodgers’ deal for Yu Darvish

Unique isn’t a synonym for flawed.

A few days earlier, the Rangers insisted a deal for Darvish include one of Los Angeles’ two best prospects, pitcher Walker Buehler or outfielder Alex Verdugo. The Dodgers refused to consider either, a position on which they held firm in all offers. Texas eventually softened its stance and considered a deal around Willie Calhoun, one of the most unique prospects in years.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 06:48 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, trade deadline, yu darvish

Dodgers add Yu Darvish to talented rotation | MLB.com

That’s what the Dodgers paid for, anyway: upside. They didn’t need Darvish, not really. They were just fine without him, which is why they weren’t willing to give up their top trio of prospects to get him. But this is clearly their year, and they weren’t about to let this year’s team head into October without every possible asset at their disposal. If Darvish adds value in October, the deal will be worth it. If he doesn’t? They might be good enough anyway.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 06:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, yu darvish

Monday, July 31, 2017

Heyman | Dodgers And Rangers At An Impasse In Darvish Talks

The Dodgers, to this point, have been steadfast in their resolve to keep their top two prospects — pitcher Walker Buehler and outfielder Alex Verdugo — and the offers to the Rangers haven’t come close to enticing them, according to sources. The Dodgers in the past always declined to trade Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson and Julio Urias, and it seems the same is holding true now.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 31, 2017 at 10:17 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, rangers, trade rumors, yu darvish

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Olney: Trade Sonny Gray to Yankees, as time is right for big markets to get their ace

When the Yankees made their big trade last week for Tommy Kahnle, David Robertson and Todd Frazier, the rationale was to acquire pitchers who can help them beyond 2017. This is true for Gray, as well. He would help their chances of making the playoffs this year and of winning in the postseason, as Gray is known as a big-stage performer after his strong October showing against the Tigers as a rookie. And he would also help the Yankees’ chances in 2018 and 2019, before he finally reaches free agency.

And there’s no doubt about this: The Yankees need starting pitchers for 2018. Luis Severino will be back, but Michael Pineda was lost to an elbow injury (and would’ve been gone as a free agent, anyway). CC Sabathia’s contract is about to expire, and Masahiro Tanaka could opt out of his deal (and is a major health risk if he stays). Gray would slot in next year and the year after that as the No. 2 or No. 3.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Texas Rangers ready to move ace Yu Darvish in ‘right deal’

He said; he said.

Sources told ESPN.com that Rangers general manager Jon Daniels began calling potential suitors Monday and telling them the team is open to trading Darvish for the “right deal.” If no team offers a return package to the Rangers’ liking, Daniels has informed clubs that Texas will hold onto Darvish and continue to make a push in the American League wild card race.

The latest development appears to be the Rangers’ most declarative statement yet on Darvish, who instantly becomes the prize catch of the trade deadline. After 4 p.m. Monday, players must clear waivers and trades become considerably more challenging to complete.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2017 at 09:16 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, trade rumors, yu darvish

Rangers leaning toward not trading Yu Darvish | MLB.com

“I know we are confident we are going to make it to the postseason,” Darvish said. “That’s how we are playing.”

Darvish met with the media briefly before Monday’s game in preparation for Wednesday’s start. He usually meets with the media two days ahead of a start, but he prefaced this session by making it clear he did not want to discuss trade rumors.
It has been a mentally challenging time for the right-hander beyond the normal rigors of a 162-game season. He is a free agent at the end of the season and has become a favorite topic of trade rumors as the Deadline approaches.

“I’m trying to take the same approach mentally,” Darvish said. “I’m not changing anything. I’m staying strong mentally.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2017 at 08:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, trade rumors, yu darvish

 

 

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