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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 »

Rangers trade Yu Darvish to Dodgers for 3 minor leaguers - Sportsnet.ca

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 »

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 »

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 »

How Jon Daniels failed the Rangers during the Yu Darvish era - Dallas News (blog)

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish walks off the field during the 8th inning against Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was replaced with relief pitcher Alex Claudio. The Texas Rangers lost 3-0 ...and more »

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

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 »

Baseball's Richest Just Got Much Richer - FiveThirtyEight

The Dodgers got Yu Darvish. That's really bad news for any other team hoping to win the National League. The Dodgers and Yankees punctuated a quiet deadline with a pair of last-minute trades, acquiring starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray ...and more »

Why the Yu Darvish Trade Shifts Everything in the MLB Playoff Picture - The Cheat Sheet

Yu Darvish speaks to media during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day. With Yu Darvish aboard, the Dodgers have the tools for a deep playoff run. | Getty Images. When was the last time the Dodgers competed in the World Series? We'll save you the clicks: The ...and more »

Dodgers' Yu Darvish: Slated to start Friday - CBSSports.com

Darvish will make his Dodgers debut Friday against the Mets, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. He will throw a bullpen session Wednesday to prepare for his first start in nine days. Darvish was rocked for a career-high 10 runs over 3.2 innings ...and more »