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Daisuke Matsuzaka

Stories the Mets Tell Themselves

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite four pennants and two World Series victories, the Mets have embraced the lovable loser narrative. This is a difficult thing to define; clearly Mets fans to prefer their team to win, but the existence of this narrative, even though its relationship to reality is more tenuous, gives the Mets a more forgiving environment than some teams.

Why Masahiro Tanaka Will Be the MLB's Next Japanese Ace, Not Bust

Dave Kreissman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

It's evident that Tanaka's stats are among the best of any pitcher in the world. But there is constant concern that he, like many Japanese pitchers before him, will be a big league bust. However, don't make the mistake of judging him on the failed potential of other Japanese pitchers.

WATCH: Miggy Clobbers Dice-K

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Miguel Cabrera and the hard-hitting Tigers were too much for Daisuke Matsuzaka in his return to the majors. Cabrera hit a three-run ...

Daisuke Cut

AP | By TOM WITHERS | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have released Japanese right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. He is now a free agent. The right-hander spent th...

Dice-K Finds A New Team

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 04.12.2013 | Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — With at least one spot open in his rotation, new Indians manager Terry Francona will give a pitcher he knows well a shot to win a s...

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Len Berman | Posted 02.19.2012 | New York
Len Berman

It's costing the Texas Rangers a record $51.7 million and they don't even get a player. They merely win the rights to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish.

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Len Berman | Posted 08.02.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement on Twitter. No tears. No fuss. Just a direct message to his fans. Next thing you know, sports commentators will be rendered obsolete.