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2015 MLB Predictions: AL West

With Spring training coming to a close, and Opening Day fast approaching, I’ve decided to switch from the team-by-team format and start sizing up each division. Here is a glimpse of what to expect from the American League West in this upcoming season. 5.) Texas Rangers (Projected 71-91): Losing ace Yu Darvish hurts this team badly. While […]
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Texas Rangers are reportedly in trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins in hopes to acquire pitching help.  Nothing has been disclosed in who the Rangers are targeting from the Marlins, however there is no secret that their discussions with the Phillies heavily involve Cole Hamels.  Hamels has seemingly been on the market for years now, but the asking...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: can they survive injury woes?

Neftali Feliz The Texas Rangers lost Yu Darvish for the season to Tommy John surgery. Yu Darvish is yet to make an Opening Day start, and the Rangers will have their seventh different Opening Day Starter in as many years. The timetable for his return is 12-18 months, but some pitchers take as long as 24 months to get back to 100% and pitch like they once did. He is the third Rangers’...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

The Texas Rangers were dealt a serious blow on Friday as it was announced that starting pitcher Yu Darvish would undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2015 season. Darvish and the team sought several opinions before deciding the 28-year-old should have surgery, but with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, this was always going to be the outcome....
Via Rumors and Rants
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yep, the baseball gods hate us – it’s Tommy John for Yu Darvish

The worst fears of the Texas Rangers have been unfortunately realized. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and miss the 2015 season. .@Rangers ace Yu Darvish to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, will miss 2015 season. — MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2015 This is just awful, as we’ve emphasized in the past. Darvish is one of...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Impact of potential Yu Darvish surgery

The Ace for the Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish, is expected be out for the season because of a slightly torn UCL in his right elbow that would require Tommy John surgery. The team has yet to announce anything. The team doctor diagnosed the injury; Darvish has received a second opinion on his elbow from the New York Mets doctor. This will be a devastating loss for the team with a staff...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The silver lining to Yu Darvish's injury

Yu Darvish is probably going to require Tommy John surgery. As Jeff noted yesterday, this is a blow to the Rangers already slim playoff odds, and now our projections have them as perhaps the worst team in the American League. After last year’s debacle, the team was hoping for a big bounce back, but that […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish Eyeing Tommy John Surgery, Could Miss Rangers’ 2015 Season

This embed is invalid" /> Yu Darvish is considering Tommy John surgery. The Texas Rangers announced Saturday that Darvish’s MRI revealed a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The 28-year-old pitcher and team doctors have discussed potential treatment options, and Tommy John surgery is a realistic possibility. Darvish is seeking...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish might need Tommy John surgery

This is why we can’t have nice things. Rangers ace Yu Darvish has a sprained UCL, and Tommy John surgery is on the table. Darvish has sprain of UCL in elbow. TJ is a possibility. To have more consultation — Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) March 7, 2015   Darvish left his start on Thursday with tightness in his triceps. The 28-year old Japanese star was shut down last August...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish on notion he quit on Rangers: ‘That’s BS‘

Yu Darvish is working on his English, in part so he can convey his feelings as accurately as possible. He already has the curse words down. Darvish on Sunday gave his first press conference in English since joining the Rangers in 2012, and his top priority was to emphasize that he did not quit on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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