Yu Darvish to miss Opening Day start for Rangers

Texas Rangers starting pitchers continue dropping like Spinal Tap’s drummers. On Tuesday it was announced that ace Yu Darvish will not start for the team on Opening Day thanks to a stiff neck.

Pittsburgh Pirates clinch first winning season since 1992

The Pittsburgh Pirates have done it. They have clinched their first winning season since 1992.

The Pirates edged the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Monday night after a phenomenal pitcher’s duel between rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole and Yu Darvish. Entering the game, the Pirates had lost a season-high four consecutive contests since earning their 81st win last Tuesday.

AL Cy Young Award Tracker: The Top Candidates with Two Months in the Books

Two of the MLB regular season’s six months are already in the books, so it’s not too early to start to take a look at what pitchers are in contention to be named the 2012 Cy Young Award winner.

The Top 10 MLB Pitcher/Hitter Combinations To Build Around

What current pitcher/hitter duo do you think is the best in Major League Baseball? Which duo would you most want to build a franchise around moving forward? Chris Callaway analyzes and answers both questions in this post.

Fire Works: Hamilton, Darvish lead Rangers to series-opening win over Angels

Popular singer Adele says in a well-circulated song that she set fire to the rain. It would have been fitting if she could have sung the national anthem before the Texas Rangers’ game Friday night.

MLB Power Rankings: Grop’s Top 10 Teams in Baseball

Zach checks in with his first set of power rankings for the 2012 season. The team on top won’t surprise you; the two at the bottom might.

MLB MVP and Cy Young Award Predictions

With a few weeks now in the books, Zack Gropper provides his NL and AL MVP and Cy Young choices. Has the early going impacted any of his preseason choices or is he sticking to his guns?

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Advice on Ryan Braun, Bryce Harper, Closer Strategy, Sleepers, and More

After completing his first fantasy baseball draft of 2012, Kurt provides notes some things he learned and trends he is noticing that may help you out with your drafts.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Starting Pitchers – Roy Halladay vs. Justin Verlander – How good will Stephen Strasburg be? Yu Darvish?

Whose stock is rising? Should you draft starting pitchers early? Ryan McElroy answers these questions and more in the starting pitcher edition of his position primers series.

Call To The Bullpen: Rangers Get Yu Darvish…Prince Fielder Next?

On this episode of Call to the Bullpen, Corey and Pat talk about the most important happenings in baseball over the last week, including the Rangers signing Yu Darvish and the chances that they will also get Prince Fielder as well.

Yu Darvish leaves Japan for Dallas…wearing an interesting shirt (Update: featuring what is probably a Japanese maple leaf)

Yu Darvish is making his way towards Dallas as we speak to meet with the Metroplex media for the first time. The photo below is of Yu preparing to board his plane from Narita, Japan. He is wearing an…interesting…shirt.

Is Yu Darvish Worth the Money?

Yu Darvish signed a 6 year, $60 million dollar deal to join the Rangers. The 25-year old pitcher has been pegged as the best pitcher in Japanese baseball, and he has the stats to prove this claim. But he is worth such an exorbitant amount without ever throwing a major league pitch?

Baseball Hot Stove Report: Pujols Gone, Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish Next

Albert Pujols is heading to Anaheim, and Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish are the next dominoes to fall in baseball’s Hot Stove. Kurt analyzes what has already happened, and what to expect next.