It Had to be Yu: Darvish to be Posted

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker (with a hat tip to the incomparable Drew Silva of NBC Hardball Talk for digging it up), Yu Darvish will be posted by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters at some point either today or Friday.  Darvish is one of the most, if not THE most, promising pitching prospect […]

Poll: How Much Does a Manager Matter?

Boston’s search for a new field manager continues and it will do so without the option of Mike Maddux, who withdrew his name from consideration. There are still some intriguing options out there, but managerial changes always make me wonder, “How much does a manager matter?” Jim Tracy has been the target of much criticism in Colorado, […]

Junichi Tazawa: Japanese pitcher headed to US

As has been common knowledge, 22-year old Japanese pitcher Junichi Tazawa requested that the Japanese pro league, Nippon Pro Baseball, not draft him in the amateur draft, allowing him to jump to the major leagues immediately.