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Chicago Cubs sign top free agent Yu Darvish

11 February 2018, 05:07 | Rose Hansen

Sports has learned the two sides have come to terms on on a six-year, $126 million contract, according to a source with knowledge of the deal who was not authorized to comment publicly. The deal is reportedly worth $126 million over six seasons. He began previous year with Texas and was traded to the Dodgers in July, going a combined 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA.

The Cubs also sprinkled some hints at a possible Darvish signing when they brought in Chris Gimenez on a minor league deal.

With the addition, the Cubs boast a rotation of Lester, Darvish, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks and Tyler Chatwood. Obviously, they named a price Darvish was happy with and the Cubs look like an even stronger World Series contender than they did 24 hours ago. The Cubs are paying for that kind of production, according to the reported details of the contract.

But it could certainly be true that the only teams in the market for expensive free-agent talent are those intending to compete for World Series championships. He has always been a strikeout pitcher owning a 11.0 K/9 rate (the highest rate in Major League Baseball history among pitchers with 100 career starts), and he is a perennial candidate to hit the 200 strikeout mark.


The Cubs didn't need to get a whole lot better to be the consensus favorites in the NL Central, but that's exactly what happened. Los Angeles is committed to staying under the luxury tax threshold this year. He finished the regular season with a 10-12 record and a 3.86 ERA (118 ERA+), striking out 209 batters and walking 58 in 186⅔ innings.

Despite today's news, Cubs fans almost thought they had signed the Japanese pitcher a little over a month ago.

After a 103-win 2016 season that culminated in a World Series title, the Cubs won 11 fewer games past year and lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series, but will enter 2018 with a projected rotation of Darvish, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks and Tyler Chatwood, which will rank among the best in the league. Perhaps this will set the wheels in motion for other free agent signings. In 2017, Darvish did make 31 starts and throw 186 2/3 innings, his highest totals since 2013.



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