Remember when we were all hyped up last summer and talking about Yu Darvish? Things change pretty quickly don’t they. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cubs have signed Darvish. The financials reported are for 6 years and 126 million dollars. No way the Dodgers were touching that kind of salary, sorry.
Clarification: Darvish six-year guarantee with #Cubs is $126M with ability to get to $150M, according to sources.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 10, 2018
The Dodgers did offer Darvish something but it was reportedly well below the Cubs offer and it didn’t have the extra year. There was not a chance on this Earth that the Dodgers were going to be offering that kind of money. Especially after they’ve made it well known that they wanted to stay below the luxury tax threshold while holding payroll below 197 million.
After two disastrous World Series starts we had soured on Darvish. He had expressed interest in returning to Los Angeles despite the front office publicly refusing to open their wallets.
I was hoping he would go to the twins (who were rumored to have offered him a deal as well) if nothing else, but feared he would sign with the Cubs and well here we are. The Dodgers will have to just make do with who they have now. I tell you this, they better get Clayton Kershaw locked up soon. Anyways, we will have more later. Discuss.