Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish arrives to address the media at Sloan Park in Mesa Arizona Tuesday. — Reuters
15 February, 2018, 17:12
Under general manager Theo Epstein, the Cubs have focused on developing position players while acquiring high level and major league ready pitchers, as Epstein felt that position player prospects were less risky.
Arrieta's agent, Scott Boras, reportedly is pitching him to teams as a better overall performer than Darvish and the top free-agent starter on the market. The worldwide superstar is officially a member of the Cubs on a six-year, $126 million dollar deal. Instead, they did what the most recent World Series Champions have done (Cubs, Astros) and relied on their in-house talent.
"He is probably the preeminent strikeout pitcher of our generation (and has) incredible physical abilities".
Now he's with the Cubs.
That leaves Arrieta, who some consider to be an even better pitcher than Darvish, even though he's replaced the former Chicago Cubs' ace in the rotation.
With his 832 innings to date, Darvish is 168 innings, or less than a full season, from reaching the 1,000 frames necessary to qualify for baseball's all-time career pitching leaders.
Arrieta had just pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series to keep the Dodgers from sweeping his Cubs.
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While that came up on Tuesday, it wasn't the event from 2017 that took center stage. But by the standards of fellow big-name free agents such as Jake Arrieta, J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer, all of them still unsigned, it was enviously early.
Schwarber has been impressed with Darvish when he has faced him in the past.
"I found it to be a really productive meeting".
"When you go to play somebody in a four-game series, they're not going to want to see any one of the four", he said. "To have those guys that really we know them, they know us.". He had put a lot of thought into things that had gone right in his career and things that he wanted to continue to improve and what his goals were for the rest of his career. Both teams have solid rotations, but the Cubs will go into the 2018 season with a top four who, according to Dan Szymborski's ZiPS projection model, have statistical near-age comparisons to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Andy Pettitte and Tim Hudson. I'm not one of them. "With these five guys that are in the rotation, I think everybody does an unbelievable job of staying in the moment and understanding what that means".
Interest continued from January through the beginning part of February, before a deal was finally struck on Saturday.
"I can't wait to begin", Darvish said. He is bringing forward-thinking, injury-prevention methods from Cleveland, as well as a track record for success with that Indians' staff, and I can see that combination being a difference-maker for the Mets.
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