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Darvish Skeptical of 98 MPH Heat, More Concerned with Consistency

Excited murmurs rippled through blue-clad sections of the sellout crowd at Camelback Ranch Friday when the scoreboard displayed a 98 after a Yu Darvish fastball. He’s averaged 93-94 mph over the course of his career, which means he can flash upper 90’s, but getting within kissing distance of triple digits? “I think there’s something wrong … The post Darvish Skeptical of 98 MPH Heat...
Via Cubs Insider
8 hours ago

Yes, Yu Can! Righty in disbelief at 98 on radar

Can Yu Darvish throw 98-mph fastballs? That's what the radar gun at Camelback Ranch showed on Friday during the right-hander's outing in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the White Sox.
1 day ago

Yu Darvish not sure if World Series struggles were due to tipping pitches

Yu Darvish is now with a new team and has a chance to make people start forgetting about what happened in the World Series.After excellent outings against the Diamondbacks and Cubs in his first two postseason appearances for the Dodgers, Darvish was blown up by the Houston Astros in the World Series twice. He lost Games 3 and 7, failing to make it out of the second inning both times...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reportedly have been in contact with Lance Lynn

The Philadelphia Phillies have been in contact with pitcher Lance Lynn, according to a report.MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies have been in touch with Lynn as well as top free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta. Both players remain unsigned even as spring training begins for MLB teams.Lynn, who turns 31 in May, went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA last season for the Cardinals. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

After signing Yu Darvish, Cubs are the team to beat

When the Chicago Cubs went down to the Los Angeles Dodgers in October with barely a whimper in the NLCS, there were many questions that needed to be answered. Two starters would be needed, along with almost a complete overhaul of the bullpen. With Yu Darvish inking a contract on Saturday—finishing a successful winter shopping spree—the Cubs look primed for a return to the World Series...
Via The Sports Post
February 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish’s agent compares Cubs’ recruiting efforts to Alabama

The Chicago Cubs apparently really wanted Yu Darvish, and the pitcher’s camp was quite impressed by their presentation.Darvish’s agent, Joel Wolfe, compared the Cubs’ efforts to recruit Darvish to those of the University of Alabama.“The Cubs — they know how to recruit a player,” Wolfe said, via Patrick Mooney of the Athletic. “It’s like the University of Alabama. They go the extra...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

NL Notes: Cubs introduce Darvish, Padres optimistic

With the Cubs introducing righty Yu Darvish Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times covers the key takeaways. Other teams dangled six-year offers of similar value, per Wittenmyer, though it seems that interest at a higher price point simply did not develop. Whether that means the Cubs secured a relative bargain or simply reflects the league’s valuation of an excellent...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Yu Darvish finally gets deal with Cubs

Over the weekend, my number one free agent of the offseason finally procured a deal, as Yu Darvish signed a six-year, $126 million guaranteed contract with the Cubs, which also features an opt-out clause, some no-trade protection for Darvish and some incentives. Before we move on to the breakdown, let's first take a moment to pause and reflect that the best free agent pitcher available...
Via RealGM - NBA
February 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Yu Darvish turned down Dodgers to join Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers weren’t put off by Yu Darvish’s World Series struggles as they tried to retain the starter.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers were in the Darvish sweepstakes right up until the end and even offered him similar terms. The star right-hander, however, chose to sign with the Chicago Cubs instead. Perhaps Darvish simply wanted to move on after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2018  |  Discuss

Cubs land Yu Darvish with six-year, $126M deal

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly landed one of MLB’s big fishes heading into spring training in pitcher Yu Darvish, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.Rosenthal reports Chicago is signing Darvish to a six-year deal worth around $126 million, with a chance to reach $150 million due to incentives. Darvish, 31, is coming off a rocky 2017 campaign that saw him post a 10-12 record...
Via Sportsnaut
February 10, 2018  |  Discuss

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