Yu Darvish is 3-0, with 24 strikeouts and a 2.42 ERA. These stats aren't Cy Young numbers, but they are impressive for his first season in America. Yu Darvish's professional career began in 2005 in the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan, where he quickly dominated, winning two MVPs. He stayed there for six years before this year, when he announced his interest in the MLB.
Looking at Yu Darvish’s record in Japan is like seeing what Greg Maddux would have done had he actually been good. In 128 games, he had a career 1.72 ERA, averaged 1.9 walks per nine and 9.5 strikeouts per nine. During his 1992 to 2... Read Post
Just before the 30-day deadline, the Rangers came to terms with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish on a six-year, $60 million that is accompanied by a $51.7 million posting fee that will be paid to the Nippon Ham Fighters for the right to ... Read Post