Tyler Pastornicky was born 12/13/1989, which is crazy young, good lord.

Certainly he’s too young to have been a fifth round draft pick THREE YEARS ago by the Toronto Blue Jays. Or not, I suppose.

He made his way down to Georgia as part of the semi-big trade that exiled Yunel Escobar and his “’tude” to Canada, which isn’t a portion of the United States of America.

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Yu Darvish is on his way to the States to pitch for the Rangers.  Erik wrote a Yu Darvish 2012 fantasy post already.  To pull some quotes from that article, “Darvish was once involved in a “major scandal” in Japan, where he was caught smoking,” “He also goes by the Persian name Farid, meaning ‘glorious,’” and “He mixes in a cutter.”  He sounds like he’s in the Yakuza. 

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Yu Darvish has been generating lots of headlines stateside after rumors circulated last week that he had asked the Nippon Ham Fighters to make him available for MLB teams this winter.  Shortly thereafter Darvish himself shot down these rumors, but did not rule out leaving Japan saying, “I haven’t decided anything [about my future].” Adding fuel to the fire is his recent choice to be represented by Arn Tellem and Don Nomura, agents well-known for helping Japanese players transition to Major League Baseball.

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