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SportsDay Jul 18, 2018
How former Rangers are faring in 2018: Boston's Mitch Moreland makes first All-Star team, Yu Darvish struggles with Cubs

How former Rangers are faring in 2018: Boston's Mitch Moreland makes first All-Star team, Yu Darvish struggles with Cubs

For the most part, the 2018 season has been a wash (no pun intended) for the Rangers.Texas occupies last place in the AL West standings with a 41-56 record and sits 17 games out of a wild-card spot. But how has the 2018 season gone for some former Rangers?Here's an update on some of the more notable names from the past few years:Mitch Moreland, Boston, 1BThis one may leave Rangers fans wondering if the club gave up on Moreland a little to early.In his ninth MLB season and his second with the Boston Red Sox, Moreland is hitting a career-best .278 from the plate with a .353 on-base percentage...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 16, 2018
Cubs 2018 midseason grades

Cubs 2018 midseason grades

It’s been an... interesting first half. Think back to March 29, 2018, Opening Day. Let’s say I had told you on that day that as we hit the All-Star break: Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant would both spend time on the DL, Rizzo would be struggling with his worst year since 2013 and Bryant would have just two home runs after May 14. Yu Darvish would make only eight starts, just three of them could be characterized as anywhere near “good,” and he was on the DL with elbow trouble and no timetable for his return. Only one Cubs starter, Jon Lester, would be having an above-average season...
Cubbies Crib Jul 15, 2018

Chicago Cubs expect Yu Darvish to ‘ramp up’ after the All-Star Break

After not pitching for nearly two months, Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish may finally be ready to get after it and rejoin his teammates on the field. The Chicago Cubs are ready to head into the All-Star Game flying high. With a chance to complete a three-game sweep to cap the first half, there’s a […] Chicago Cubs expect Yu Darvish to ‘ramp up’ after the All-Star Break - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Jul 12, 2018

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Starting pitching a need, but an ace isn’t

The inconsistencies of the Chicago Cubs starting rotation continually stole headlines this season. Does the team need a big addition ahead of the deadline? Apart from Jon Lester, the Chicago Cubs‘ starting pitching staff has been inconsistent. We all know this. Yu Darvish made only eight starts this season after inking a massive free agent […] Chicago Cubs Rumors: Starting pitching a need, but an ace isn’t - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 12, 2018
2018 Cubs trade scenarios, Part 1: Starting pitchers

2018 Cubs trade scenarios, Part 1: Starting pitchers

Should the Cubs add some starting pitching depth? You can never have enough starting pitching. It sounds like Yu Darvish is hopeful to be back by August, but will he be the guy the Cubs thought they were getting when they paid him $126 million in the offseason? Tyler Chatwood is still walking nearly a batter per inning. Mike Montgomery is starting to come back down to earth after getting off to a hot start as a starter, owning an ERA of 6.00 in his last four starts. Jose Quintana and Kyle Hendricks looked sharp in their last outings, but is it realistic to believe they’ve turned the...
Cubbies Crib Jul 6, 2018

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Checking in on potential pitching trade targets

The uncertainty of Yu Darvish pitching anytime soon for the Chicago Cubs may lead them to making some moves. How big a move can Theo Epstein pull off? One of the strengths the Chicago Cubs had on paper going into the season was starting pitching. A rotation of Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana, Yu […] Chicago Cubs Rumors: Checking in on potential pitching trade targets - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jul 6, 2018

Chicago Cubs: More bad Yu Darvish news

Yu Darvish’s Chicago Cubs tenure continues to get rockier despite his not being on the field. Not long ago, his return to play seemed imminent. But now Cubs’ fans will have to wait a little longer to see their offseason acquisition return to the mound. Yu Darvish’s May 26th trip to the DL wasn’t his […] Chicago Cubs: More bad Yu Darvish news - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Jun 30, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish suffers setback; bats crush Twins in opener

The Chicago Cubs opened a homestand with a win Friday, as they received disappointing news on right-hander Yu Darvish, who experienced a setback. Returning to Wrigley Field as June draws to a close, the Chicago Cubs rolled in a series-opening win over the Minnesota Twins. The Cubs have played the fewest home games in baseball […] Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish suffers setback; bats crush Twins in opener - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 30, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins preview, Saturday 6/30, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins preview, Saturday 6/30, 1:20 CT

The Cubs go for their third straight win. Let’s talk about Yu Darvish again! He’s received a cortisone shot in his sore elbow, which has been diagnosed with “elbow impingement” by the Texas Rangers team orthopedist. Darvish will have to wait three to five days before he can resume throwing. He has been on the disabled list since the end of May with right triceps tendinitis. After feeling pain during a bullpen session on Thursday, Darvish will not make his return Saturday against the Twins as had been expected. Tyler Chatwood will start for the Cubs instead. ”It was easy” for...
Call to the Pen Jun 29, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish to get second opinion from Texas doctor

Yu Darvish reportedly suffered a setback while throwing a bullpen session. Expected to pitch against the Twins this weekend, his timetable is now unknown as he heading to Texas to get a second opinion. Chicago Cubs fans might be feeling a sort of short-term buyer’s remorse with Yu Darvish. The start to his contract hasn’t […] Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish to get second opinion from Texas doctor - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DodgerBlue.com Jun 29, 2018
Yu Darvish Considered Retirement Before Dodgers Trade

Yu Darvish Considered Retirement Before Dodgers Trade

Looking to improve the team to make a World Series run, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Texas Rangers starter...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 29, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins preview, Friday 6/29, 4:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins preview, Friday 6/29, 4:05 CT

Hey, here’s an opponent we don’t see very often. And they played a long extra-inning game Thursday. The Twins played a four-hour, 51-minute game against the White Sox Thursday afternoon in which they employed seven relievers. Here’s hoping those relievers are all worn out for the game this afternoon. I’ve already explained why this game starts at 4:05. Now let’s talk about Yu Darvish. He suffered a setback in his bullpen session Thursday, and the team is re-evaluating the next step: “It didn’t go that well and he was not able to cut it loose,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said...
DodgerBlue.com Jun 27, 2018
Cubs’ Yu Darvish: ‘Not A Good Feeling’ To Be Booed By Dodgers Fans

Cubs’ Yu Darvish: ‘Not A Good Feeling’ To Be Booed By Dodgers Fans

The Los Angeles Dodgers' trade deadline acquisition of Yu Darvish last season looked to be a good one as he pitched...
Cubbies Crib Jun 27, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish does little to dispel ‘mental weakness’ label

I’ve stood by Yu Darvish unwaveringly since he joined the Chicago Cubs. But his comments to the Los Angeles Times have shaken my faith in the right-hander. Sometimes, you just need to shut your mouth. It’s better to say nothing than say something that doesn’t need to be said in the first place. Apparently, Yu […] Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish does little to dispel ‘mental weakness’ label - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Jun 27, 2018

Chicago Cubs: I’m sorry to say, but Chris Gimenez has got to go

Despite the Chicago Cubs’ including Chris Gimenez on the roster for a veteran presence, all he’s doing is taking up a valuable roster spot. I still can’t figure out why the Chicago Cubs signed Chris Gimenez. When Chicago remained in pursuit of Yu Darvish, the signing made sense. The former battery mate of Darvish could serve […] Chicago Cubs: I’m sorry to say, but Chris Gimenez has got to go - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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