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Rangers trade Yu Darvish to Dodgers for 3 minor leaguers -

Ned Colletti joins Baseball Central to talk about the huge trade made by the Los Angeles Dodgers that saw them acquire Yu Darvish among others, and the less impressive deal made by the Houston Astros for Francisco Liriano. Associated Press July 31 ...and more »

LA Dodgers signal it is World Series or bust - Toronto Star

The team with the $272-million (U.S.) payroll broke with their form and went all in at the non-waiver trade deadline, moving prospects to add righty Yu Darvish and shoring up their middle relief. Los Angeles left-hander Clayton Kershaw, bothered by ...and more »

Texas Rangers spent $107M on Darvish for zero playoff wins - Toronto Star

The Rangers traded the Japanese right-hander to the powerhouse Dodgers on Monday, which wasn't the outcome they expected five years ago when they outbid the Toronto Blue Jays and other teams to get Darvish's MLB playing rights. A Texas Rangers fan ...and more »

MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers: Dodgers, Yankees knock it out of the park -

Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. In its dust is a flurry of moves in the past several weeks, notably picking up very strongly in the past 24 hours. Since it's a knee-jerk world and we're only living in it, let's go ...and more »

Dodgers bolster rotation, get right-hander Yu Darvish from Rangers - ESPN

The Los Angeles Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, have acquired right-hander Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers, the teams announced Monday. Los Angeles landed perhaps the biggest name available right at the trade deadline. The Rangers ...and more »

Yankees and Dodgers Make Big Moves, Hoping to Be Juggernauts - New York Times

BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski was ready. Asked on Monday about the Yankees' flurry of moves this month, culminating in a trade with Oakland for the prized right-hander Sonny Gray, Dombrowski said the Yankees had become the Golden State Warriors. His team ...and more »

'We got Darvish': How the Dodgers' dramatic trade played out - Los Angeles Times

Around 1:05 p.m. on Monday, inside a suite of offices hugging the left-field pole at Dodger Stadium, general manager Farhan Zaidi reached for his iPhone. He had just finished an hour of feverish negotiating to complete a monumental trade minutes before ...and more »

Yu Darvish set to make Dodgers debut Friday in New York - Los Angeles Times

Yu Darvish, the latest star to join the Dodgers constellation, will make his debut with the team on Friday in New York. He is scheduled to join the group at SunTrust Park in Atlanta on Wednesday as he travels from Texas. The Dodgers acquired Darvish ...and more »

Dodgers acquire pitcher Yu Darvish from Texas Rangers minutes before trade deadline - Los Angeles Times

When the Dodgers boarded the team plane Monday, they already owned the best record in baseball, the deepest 40-man roster in the sport and the shortest odds in the sport for ending their 29-year World Series drought. As they flew across the country ...and more »

By acquiring Yu Darvish, executives give Dodgers what they need to make World Series dream a reality - Los Angeles Times

Yu Baby! An enchanted season just became more magical. A summer of hope is now bursting at the seams. The march toward history has become a furious sprint. Yu-Haw! The Dodgers acquired Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish on Monday, and now all things seem ...and more »