Will the Reds gamble on Yu?

Yu Darvish is the big news right now and everyone wants to know who will land this great pitcher. I wonder if Cincinnati Reds will even send in an offer. I highly doubt it, but it sure would be a nice treat to hear they did. It would of course be their biggest news this whole offseason.

Yu has pitched 4 seasons for Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japan Pacific League where he has a 58 – 22 record with 98 games started and 792.1 innings pitched getting 807 strike outs and only allowing 185 walks. He has also only allowed 34 home runs which would be a very nice plus if he came to Great American Ball Park. This whole offseason I have kept my dreaming in check and not once did I ever suggest the Reds were big players for any free agents until now. I think it is time the Reds take another big chance and get Yu Darvish. They have Aroldis Chapman, why not get Yu too.

Yu Darvish

Year   Age        Tm   Lg Lev  W  L  ERA GS CG SHO    IP  SO  WHIP
2007    20 NipponHam JPPL Fgn 15  5 1.82 26 12   3 207.2 210 0.828
2008    21 NipponHam JPPL Fgn 16  4 1.88 24 10   2 200.2 208 0.897
2009    22 NipponHam JPPL Fgn 15  5 1.73 23  8   2 182.0 167 0.896
2010    23 NipponHam JPPL Fgn 12  8 1.78 25 10   2 202.0 222 1.015
4 Seasons                     58 22 1.81 98 40   9 792.1 807 0.909

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/13/2011.


    • 2r2d

      It will be interesting to see how much it costs just to talk with him. I just hope he lands on a team outside of the Central division in the National League. The Reds have a hard enough time with the pitchers already here.

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