Hiroki Kuroda aiming to be fill-in Ace

As the star Yankees pitchers fall to injury, others are rising. Well maybe just one other pitcher is rising, and that’s Hiroki Kuroda. Last night Kuroda put up a huge performance by tossing a 2 hitter against one of baseball’s best teams in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. Not only did Kuroda not…

Hot Dogs are bigger in Texas

I’m all for unique eats. When you combo a unique food item with a sport I love, even better. The Texas Rangers will be selling a 2 foot, 1 lb hot dog this year at their home baseball games. This monster is nicknamed the “broomstick” and you can see why from the photo. Ideally 4…

Will the Red Sox not sign Roy Oswalt?

Here at Fitz and Vig you saw a video recently where we were positive the Boston Red Sox would sign Roy Oswalt. With the upgrades the Yankees made in their rotation, Boston truly has to do something. They aren’t going to win much with an aging Josh Beckett, off the wall John Lackey, and is…

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…

Yu Darvish: Rangers 6 Years / $60m Deal

Texas finally got their man.  With like 12 seconds to spare, Yu Darvish has signed a 6 year deal worth $60 million to join the Rangers’ staff.  Including the $51m posting fee, the final tally is over $110m for a guy that hasn’t thrown a pitch in the bigs.  Ouch, Rangers.

Yu Darvish: Not Close to a Deal with Texas Rangers

Is Yu Darvish destined to be an Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighter again in 2012?  According to Sports Illustrated, the two sides are far apart thus far.  Story here.  With the Yankees recently unable to come to terms with their own Japanese postee, Hiroyuki Nakajima (much smaller scale), does that foreshadow a no-deal for Yu too?  Saeko…