Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 10/20/11
It looks like the Yankees might be looking overseas for help this offseason. Word out of Japan is that Yu Darvish, widely considered to be the best pitcher in that country these days, will ask to enter the posting process so that he can make the jump to the United States. For those unfamiliar with the posting process, interested teams submit bids for the exclusive negotiating rights to Darvish and the winning team gets a window to sign Darvish -- a totally separate outlay of money -- or he returns to Japan for another season with the money coming back. The combined price for Darvish is expected to be at least $100 million. There's not much surprise accompanying the rumored decision. Darvish has been on the radar screen for several years and, as you'll see from his stats, there's nothing left for him to prove on the other side of the Pacific. Darvish went 18-6 with a 1.44 ERA and struck out 276 batters in 232 innings. There are myriad differences between the two leagues, but numbers ...
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