Yu Darvish to the Cubs

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    Yu Darvish to the Cubs

    6 year, 126$MIL. Value can reportedly reach 150$MIL

    Cubs To Sign Yu Darvish - MLB Trade Rumors
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    Way less than what he was predicted to get. A slow FA market allowed the Cubs to make this move. It’s the 7th pitcher for the Cubs this offseason I believe.

    Chatwood was great away from Coors and he induces a lot of ground balls which plays into the Cubs strengths.

    1. Darvish
    2. Quintana
    3. Hendricks
    4. Lester
    5. Chatwood

    That’s a nice rotation.

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    I think we’ll see a lot of the remaining free agent arms start to sign now. Darvish set the market price. Wonder what Arrietta will get?

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    6 years for a 31 year old who has been a .500 pitcher the last two seasons after missing all of 2015 for TJ surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    6 years for a 31 year old who has been a .500 pitcher the last two seasons after missing all of 2015 for TJ surgery.
    And it’s a discounted rate. It’s been established that W/L stats for pitchers are an overrated stat. It’s all about WAR, WHIP, K to Walk ratio, etc. There’s an opt out after 2019.

    He was projected to get $26-28 Million a season. So getting him for $30-48 million less over the course of the contract is a bargain. It’s a good fit.

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