Yu Darvish, a tip pitcher on a sluggish free-agent market, on Saturday concluded to pointer with a Chicago Cubs for $126 million over 6 years.
Darvish, 31, fills a opening in a Cubs revolution left by Jake Arrieta’s giveaway agency. He’ll join Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana in a gifted and low Cubs revolution that is anticipating to representation a approach behind to a World Series in 2018. If Darvish performs well, according to reports, incentives could make his Cubs understanding as most as $150 million. He would need to win mixed Cy Youngs for that to happen. The Dodgers, reports say, were also meddlesome in bringing behind Darvish and had a identical offer, though he opted to join a Cubs.
In a past 3 months Darvish had been rumored to be negotiating with some-more than a half-dozen teams, among them a Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins and Dodgers. He spent partial of his offseason operative out with Clayton Kershaw nearby Dallas.
Kershaw recently pronounced he’d oral usually vaguely with Darvish about intensity destinations.
“We don’t speak a ton about where he’s at,” Kershaw said. “Obviously, I’ve done my sales pitch. So, we’ll only see what happens. We don’t speak about what offers he’s gotten or anything like that. we don’t wish to vigour him too much. But, looks good personification catch, I’ll contend that.”