Hiroki Kuroda reminds me of AJ Burnett

Remember the past few years with AJ Burnett. One day he would be lights out, then he’d get shelled in his next start. He’d mix in some 5 inning 5 run performances to show how average he could be at times too. I’m worried we may be getting the same thing from Hiroki Kuroda. It’s…

Yankees Shutout Angels

Hiroki Kuroda tossed a brilliant 8 innings while Nick Swisher (3 run double), Alex Rodriguez (3 hits including a solo shot) and Curtis Granderson (solo shot) provided the offense.  David Robertson closed out the ninth inning in style, and the Good Guys walked off the field as winners of their 2012 home opener.  The Yankees…

Don Mattingly says the Dodgers own L.A.

Don Mattingly, who is now the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, says that his team runs L.A. Not the up and coming Los Angeles Angels. Maybe that’s because the Angels can’t seem to iron out their name. Originally being the California Angels, then the Anaheim Angels, and now the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim……

American League Preview

Did Brian Cashman’s power move vault the Yankees to the front of the pack? The Tampa Rays trot out a quality starter every day. Anaheim’s State Farm Angels of Los Angeles made big noise during Hot Stove The Texas Rangers believe in Yu.  Do you?  (See what I did there) After a collapse and offseason for…

Texas Rangers win posting war for Yu Darvish

In what many can be called a dagger to the hearts of many Yankees fans, the Texas Rangers won the bidding rights for Japanese sensation, Yu Darvish. We’ve been talking a lot about Darvish on fitzandvig.com so you know we wanted to land this guy in the Bronx. Since all of a sudden the Yankees…

Albert Pujols: Yankees Were Approached By Agent

With Albert “Cardinal Sin” Pujols jumping ship to the AL West, Brian Cashman felt safe discussing the Yankees role (if any) in the Pujols sweepstakes.  Turns out, the New York Good Guys did receive a call from Pujols’ agent, Dan Lozano, in order to gauge any Bomber-like interest in the free agent slugger, prior to…

Angels Sign CJ Wilson

Guess who the favorites are in the 2012 AL West race?  No, not the Houston Astros, silly.  That’s right, your very own Los Angeles Angels (brought to you by Kay Jewelers, Every Kiss Begins With Kay) have inked CJ Wilson to a 5 year deal worth $77.5 million.  After bringing in Albert Pujols, the Angels…

Angels Sign Albert Pujols

Fitz and Vig reported yesterday that the State Farm Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.com were interested in signing free agent first baseman Albert Pujols.  Wasting no time, those very Angels showed the intestinal fortitude (WWE reference) to pony up a 10 year $254 million deal for The Machine.  I suppose Albert couldn’t quite match the 10 year $275…