Yu Darvish

Thoughts on Drury, Moustakas, rotation issues and more - School of Roch

Confirming the various reports on trade talks with the Diamondbacks, the Orioles have discussed Brandon Drury as part of the return for third baseman …

Mike Moustakas

Yu Darvish Rumors: Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers Among Teams on Pitcher's Shortlist

The Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are all on free-agent starting pitcher Yu Darvish's shortlist, according to Jeff Wilson of the <i>Star-Telegram</i>.<p>Per that report, "Darvish, the source said, isn't sweating the lengthy free-agent process, meaning …

Baseball

Report: Pirates passed on Yankees' offer involving Clint Frazier in Cole deal

The biggest news of the weekend involved the defending World Series champion Houston Astros acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates for …

Sports

Making sense of the latest Yu Darvish rumors

(Tom Pennington/Getty)Over the weekend the Yankees lost out on their most rumored trade target, as the Pirates shipped Gerrit Cole to the Astros for …

Baseball

Supply and Demand Post With Different Title

One of the most basic concepts in any economic system is supply and demand. Even if the nitty gritty details are a bit fuzzy, the general idea is …

Sports Analytics

MLB Roundup 1/15: The Cardinals are interested in Chris Archer

• Before Gerrit Cole was eventually traded to Houston, the Yankees reportedly offered a package centered around Clint Frazier to Pittsburgh for their …

Chris Archer

Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen to Giants, impacting Yankees, Mets

Earlier this offseason, the following scenario seemed plausible: Shohei Otani to the Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton to the Giants. But neither of …

Baseball

LA Angels Still Have Money for a Big Move

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Owner Arte Moreno, Manager Mike Scioscia, Shohei Ohtani, General Manager Billy Eppler and President John Carpino …

Baseball

Five starting pitchers with a lot to prove in 2018

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports<p>With Spring Training about a month away from starting in earnest, everyone around baseball is focusing squarely on …

Baseball

Report: Darvish met with Dodgers last week

Free-agent right-hander Yu Darvish essentially confirmed Wednesday five of the six clubs still in the running for his services, acknowledging on …

Baseball

Here's how MLB marketing and advertising departments are dealing with the cold stove - CBSSports.com

Free agents aren't signing, but marketing departments are doing work anyway<p>Baseball's offseason has schlepped into mid-January with a pace attracting …

Baseball

Astros: Time to go after Tony Watson after the Gerrit Cole trade?

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Tony Watson #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros in game …

Baseball

Rumor Roundup: Cole, Darvish, and Cashman

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>The long wait is over. Gerrit Cole has finally been traded from the Pirates to the Astros, because that’s just what the …

Baseball

Phillies: Should team wait until next year to go big in free agency?

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a sacrifice fly against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning in …

Sports

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/15/18

Cut4 | Matt Monagan: Happy Monday, PSA readers. Here’s hoping you had a good weekend. Do you wanna see a picture of a jacked Aaron Hicks? Of course …

Aaron Hicks

I doubt the Red Sox are in on Yu Darvish, but I wish they were

Yu Darvish, one of the premier strikeout pitchers in baseball history, remains a free agent in this winter when the hot stove is in desperate need of …

Baseball

Two reasons for baseball's slow free agent market

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski expected a slow offseason.<p>Dombrowski said at the Winter Meetings on Dec. 11, "I would …

Baseball

The Phillies’ Immediate Future

Neshek will be one of three seventh-inning relievers to keep opponents off the board. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.<p><i>With spring training a</i> …

Baseball

Texas Rangers: Why Adrian Beltre's future is entirely up to him | SportsDay

<b>Question: Depending on how the beginning of the season plays out, could the Rangers look to move Adrian Beltre?</b><p><b>JJT:</b> It's OK to say Adrian Beltre's …

Baseball

Yu Darvish rumors: Top 5 landing spots

Yu Darvish has narrowed his list of suitors to five or six teams (depending on who you ask), and we have them ranked from least likely to most likely.<p>…

Ervin Santana

Yu Darvish’s asking price might be dropping

The Cubs, as we all know, are looking for another starting pitcher, and one of their prime targets is Yu Darvish.<p>That target might have gotten a …

Yankees' interest in Yu Darvish 'very real'

John Harper of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees' interest in Yu Darvish is "very real."<p>Harper says general manager Brian Cashman …

Fantasy Sports

Poll: Which Team Will Sign Yu Darvish?

Two-plus months into what has been an abnormal MLB offseason, right-hander <b>Yu Darvish</b> remains one of several high-profile players without a contract. …

Baseball

MLB trade rumors and news for January 14th, 2018

<i>The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have</i> …

Baseball

Giants Add Andrew McCutchen, How Do Dodgers Counter?

The Giants, serving first, traded for Evan Longoria. The Dodgers responded by signing Pedro Baez.<p>That’s unfair. Los Angeles also brought back Matt Kemp, threw Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy and Scott Kazmir into the Pacific Ocean and signed all their arbitration-eligible players. Not to be …

Baseball

Does Chili Davis have key to unlock Jason Heyward's bat for Cubs?

The focus for months has been on roster holes to fill and which big-name player might be coming next for the Cubs.<p>But whether the Cubs head to spring …

Chicago Cubs

Report: Yankees' interest in Yu Darvish is 'very real'

The Yankees are still looking at enhancing their pitching corps. Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports<p>Now that the New York Yankees have fortified their …

Baseball

Dodgers: The Front Office is Acing the Off-Season

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: General manager Farhan Zaidi of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the dugout before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks …

Baseball

Report: Yankees believe they can sign Darvish at 'reasonable' price

The New York Yankees may have missed out on trading for Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, but the slow-developing free-agent market could work in …

Sports

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/14/18

ESPN.com: Welp. That’s it. The Pittsburgh Pirates are done providing Kunj and I with links during this barren Burger King parking lot of an …

Gerrit Cole