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The Cubs’ Yu Darvish by the numbers

A look at his pitches, stats and 2017 postseason.

There it is. The Cubs finally made their big move for the off season. It should shock absolutely no one that move was for pitching. Almost every move the Cubs made this off season was about acquiring pitching. By signing Yu Darvish to a 6 year/$126 million deal ($150 million with incentives), the Cubs have locked up a formidable top of their rotation in Darvish, Jose Quintana, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks. They’re pitching talent is much deeper this year as well, rounding out the rotation with Tyler Chatwood. Mike Montgomery likely returns to the bullpen, but is more than capable of starting if necessary and there are even a few talented arms in the minor leagues.

As pitchers and catchers report in Mesa, let’s take a closer look at the new Cubs’ starter.

The Stats

Yu Darvish has been a very good pitcher since signing with the Rangers after an exceptional career in Japan. Three things jump out looking at his major league numbers. The first thing is the innings. Darvish sprained his UCL early in spring training in …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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