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Should the Cubs go after Yu Darvish?
Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:15 AM
The Cubs should pursue Yu Darvish but only if the price is right. In 4 seasons Darvish is 58 and 22 with a 1.81 ERA and 807 strike outs. Granted he has pitched 792 innings in 4 seasons, but his stats are pretty damn good not to mention he is only 25… The one thing that the Cubs need above all else is pitching, and now we have an opportunity to get a potential ace. I know that Japanese players have not done so well in the states BUT Darvish is still pretty young, most of the players that have made the trip across the pacific have been older ( 27-30) Kosuke came over here he was 30. Everybody is so quick to rip on Daisuke but he did pretty damn good in the majors untill he got hurt. His last full season in the majors which was in 2008 ( he went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA), not to mention he was 27 when he came over to the MLB. If the cubs can sign Darvish for $10-$15 mil I think they should do it. He has the potential to immediately upgrade the Cubs rotation.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:00 AM
I have had this guy stashed on my fantasy team rookie squad for the past 2 years and nothing would make me more happy than to have his talent's help my team out and the Cubbies.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:58 PM
I couldn't agree more. It doesn't appear that they have any young arms ready for starting duties down on the farm and it may not take more than a four year commitment to secure him. If the Cubs are looking towards thst time period anyways, why not lock up the pieces now to be ready when that time arrives?
Even if we don't win in 2012, you can't just wait until 2013 and put together a whole rotation at once. You have Garza in place now, add another young arm this year, maybe one or two more next year, next thing you know... you have a quality rotation.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:41 PM
I think Darvish has too many innings on his arm, and would be a dangerous gamble. I would be more in favor of the Cubs going after Edwin Jackson and another mid rotation starter on shorter deals, than pushing for another 100 million dollar gamble. I also think the trade market for non-elite starters is going to be pretty good. A lot of teams are looking at moving some of their guys before they start getting to expensive.
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