It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby David » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:07 pm

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He shows how easy it is to appear to have information, though.

yes, derwood, we know. twitter sucks


It does put a fine point on how useless a guy like Heyman is, when anyone with zero information can sound just as "official"


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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby shnsajax » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:14 pm

David wrote:
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Cubswin11 wrote:What’s this now?


Someone on Twitter that tweets like they have a direct connection to the FO. I just ignored them at first but then some other Cubs fans/bloggers I follow interact with them like they were credible-ish.


As for that guy...





MLB radio this morning kept talking about a rumor that the Cubs and Cards are going at Arrieta the hardest. They shot down the Cards side of it making no sense. But it got me thinking that Boras is trying to drive up a price on the Cubs if they are negotiating at all.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby davell » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:20 am



I'm assuming he means Astros.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby MWV » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:38 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/faridyu/status/951275600290992128

I'm assuming he means Astros.

Astros are one of the 5 teams referenced in the tweet Darvish is responding to.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby gocubs2118 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:50 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/faridyu/status/951275600290992128

I'm assuming he means Astros.


Dodgers.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby davell » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:29 am

MWV wrote:
davell wrote:https://twitter.com/faridyu/status/951275600290992128

I'm assuming he means Astros.

Astros are one of the 5 teams referenced in the tweet Darvish is responding to.


Crap, I glossed over them. Gocubs probably is right.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:25 am

Darvish turned down 7/160 from the Yankees (they pulled the offer after 48 hours after he didn’t accept), apparently, according to Michael Kay. I’m skeptical of that given the source.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby davell » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:37 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Darvish turned down 7/160 from the Yankees (they pulled the offer after 48 hours after he didn’t accept), apparently, according to Michael Kay. I’m skeptical of that given the source.


No idea on its validity, but that type of offer makes sense, due to the lower AAV. Especially if there's some opt outs included. I'd actually be OK with that type of offer from the Cubs.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 am

Still think we are getting Cobb. And after Darvish signs it will come out that we weren’t even close to the numbers he got.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby weis21 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:14 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Still think we are getting Cobb. And after Darvish signs it will come out that we weren’t even close to the numbers he got.

counterpoint: no free agents are signed ever again
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby davell » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:56 pm



Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby David » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:59 pm

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/realcubsinsider/status/951858857084583936

Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?


lol

as a fairly well known blog i'd expect better from them but i guess they are just messing around tongue in cheek
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:04 pm

Oh, please; everyone know Stealth Mode Theo would have a much more elaborate plan in place:

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Brian707 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:08 pm

davell wrote:

Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?



So Darvish is heading to the Cubs convention!

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby David » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:04 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Darvish turned down 7/160 from the Yankees (they pulled the offer after 48 hours after he didn’t accept), apparently, according to Michael Kay. I’m skeptical of that given the source.


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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:12 pm

davell wrote:

Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?

this is basically how we found out about Theo
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:16 pm

davell wrote:

Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?

Aren't the Cubs affiliated with Starwood anyway?
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:22 pm

I demand a MS Paint of this if we do end up signing him between the start with Theo/Jed seemingly telling Cobb to horsefeathers off and laughing in his face when he wanted $20+ Mil AAV then getting on a plane to go meet with Yu and that meeting involving Yu not using a translator (which made it go extra long), the stupid Barstool twitter fiasco, Yu's twitter game and now this report of guys at the airport/hotel with Cubs stuff in LA.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Brian707 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
davell wrote:

Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?

this is basically how we found out about Theo



Well, if his flight leaves LA say around 1pm Chicago time, it would put him at Ohare around 5pm. Traffic downtown should get him to the Cubs convention by the middle of the opening ceremonies if this tweet pans out(which I don't believe for a minute)
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby treebird » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:41 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I demand a MS Paint of this if we do end up signing him between the start with Theo/Jed seemingly telling Cobb to horsefeathers off and laughing in his face when he wanted $20+ Mil AAV then getting on a plane to go meet with Yu and that meeting involving Yu not using a translator (which made it go extra long), the stupid Barstool twitter fiasco, Yu's twitter game and now this report of guys at the airport/hotel with Cubs stuff in LA.


*copies and pastes into word document*
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:16 pm

treebird wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I demand a MS Paint of this if we do end up signing him between the start with Theo/Jed seemingly telling Cobb to horsefeathers off and laughing in his face when he wanted $20+ Mil AAV then getting on a plane to go meet with Yu and that meeting involving Yu not using a translator (which made it go extra long), the stupid Barstool twitter fiasco, Yu's twitter game and now this report of guys at the airport/hotel with Cubs stuff in LA.


*copies and pastes into word document*


i'm still disappointed you never made one for the cubs winning the ws, but i understand you were sad about trump
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Lefty » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 pm

davell wrote:

Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?


I am focusing on the fact that he's in LA.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Lefty » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:25 pm

..or that it's Koji.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby David » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:25 pm

Lefty wrote:
davell wrote:

Really? We can't do stupid rumors any better than this?


I am focusing on the fact that he's in LA.


Who is he? The random Japanese guy with Cubs bags?
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