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 weis21 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:14 pm

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PackLandVA wrote:This thread has become such a let down every time I open it. And not just because Darvish hasn’t signed yet. :(


Yup. I think some posters actually enjoy making new posts here just to disappoint people looking for legit Yu Darvish news. At this rate, this thread goes strong all the way up to spring training and maybe beyond...

[please also note this post added no actual value either]

ETA: while i hope for new news about yu (poet and didn't know it!) i am never really disappointed when mojo posts something weird, derwood does his derwood thing, etc. i don't know, maybe i just love y'all and stuff. it's a boring ass time of year anyway - slow offseason or not - so i'll take anything i can get
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Bull » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:03 pm

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby BigbadB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:14 pm

I have it from a completely unreliable source that Yu Darvish is a member of this site and reads it daily. He hasn't signed yet because he finds this thread funny, and he never wants the funny to end.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:19 pm

I believe the funny ended weeks ago
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Postby ScrubMD » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:27 pm

baby yu yu got what i need
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Postby Ivy.n.Denver » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:16 pm

ScrubMD wrote:baby yu yu got what i need


Holy crap this has got to be at least the fourth time for this one.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby David » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:17 pm

Ivy.n.Denver wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:baby yu yu got what i need


Holy crap this has got to be at least the fourth time for this one.

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:34 pm

It’s Nightengale and not all that new of news but he thinks we end up with Darvish for 5/125 and he wants something like 6/130 that Cueto got. I mean I know Theo might just have his principles and know he’s really only bidding against himself but just give him the exact Cueto deal and add ~$10 million and be done with this horsefeathers.

RHP Yu Darvish
He was eyeing that Zack Greinke six-year, $206.5 million deal, or perhaps that seven-year, $217 million David Price pact of 2015. He’s not going to get close to either. But he will be paid.

Darvish has several teams who have offered five-year deals, and he would like to at least get the six-year, $130 million contract that Johnny Cueto received two years ago with the San Francisco Giants.

Three teams badly need him - the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers - but he continues to wait to see if the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Dodgers can move some contracts to make it work.

Considering he has no desire to sit out all season before those two teams can clear money to stay under the luxury tax, there’s one team that stands out among the rest.

Destination: Chicago Cubs, five years, $125 million.
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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:02 pm

god, our first news in two weeks and it has to be from nightengale?

we’re all actually in the bad place.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Bluescale » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:40 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:It’s Nightengale and not all that new of news but he thinks we end up with Darvish for 5/125 and he wants something like 6/130 that Cueto got. I mean I know Theo might just have his principles and know he’s really only bidding against himself but just give him the exact Cueto deal and add ~$10 million and be done with this horsefeathers.


6/130 would be a $21.7M AAV. That's actually better for the Cubs than 5/125. I doubt that's the difference between the two camps.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:46 pm

Bluescale wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:It’s Nightengale and not all that new of news but he thinks we end up with Darvish for 5/125 and he wants something like 6/130 that Cueto got. I mean I know Theo might just have his principles and know he’s really only bidding against himself but just give him the exact Cueto deal and add ~$10 million and be done with this horsefeathers.


6/130 would be a $21.7M AAV. That's actually better for the Cubs than 5/125. I doubt that's the difference between the two camps.

It could be that we are at 5/110 or something and he’s at 6/160. The 5/125 was the predicted deal by Nightengale. But overall I agree go to a 6th year at 130-140 to keep the aav down a bit rather than 5/125.
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Ivy.n.Denver » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:29 pm

David wrote:
Ivy.n.Denver wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:baby yu yu got what i need


Holy crap this has got to be at least the fourth time for this one.

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Ahhh - good one
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Brian707 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:34 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:god, our first news in two weeks and it has to be from nightengale?

we’re all actually in the bad place.


We have all been in an alternate universe since the Tuesday after the Cubs won the world series
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Postby CubinNY » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:10 pm

I wonder if Darvish is going to end up taking a 1 year deal and try again next offseason.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:30 pm

CubinNY wrote:I wonder if Darvish is going to end up taking a 1 year deal and try again next offseason.

Would that deal really be any more available than a Greink/Price deal he had his sights on? I’d assume he’d want a $30-40 mil deal in that case, who’s doing that? Most teams that are in on him want him for their current 3+ year window. The only teams that could or would offer the one year deal would be a rebuilding team like the Padres maybe to flip him at the deadline and then you’re paying $15-20 million for a prospect?
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:10 am

Whoooooo are Yu
Who who
Who who
Oh tell me who are Yu Yu Yu Yuuuuuu
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Me every time this thread is bumped:

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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:41 am

Did we fall in a time warp back to November?!?

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:49 am

Yu say it's just a rash, yeah Yu say it's just a rash
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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby Have a seat, Neifi » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:50 am

CubinNY wrote:I wonder if Darvish is going to end up taking a 1 year deal and try again next offseason.

I know you're not advocating that he adopt that strategy but man, that seems awfully risky for a dude who's had TJ surgery and at least one other extended bout of "elbow inflammation."

Also, count me in the camp that would be totally fine with 5/$125 or whatever. And while I'd obviously prefer not giving a 6-year contract to a 31 year old with a not-100%-clean injury history, I'd rather have him for 6 years than Arrieta for 5 or 6 or Cobb for 4/$72 or whatever.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:13 am

Have a seat, Neifi wrote:I know you're not advocating that he adopt that strategy but man, that seems awfully risky for a dude who's had TJ surgery...

Also, count me in the camp that would be totally fine with 5/$125 or whatever. And while I'd obviously prefer not giving a 6-year contract to a 31 year old with a not-100%-clean injury history, I'd rather have him for 6 years than Arrieta for 5 or 6 or Cobb for 4/$72 or whatever.


Agreed with all of this. I think teams are not offering him a 6th year most specifically because of the TJ surgery, seems reasonable to me, while Darvish believes $125 should be $150 or even $160 if he is taking 5 years which also shouldn’t be crazy all things considered except for that gd salary cap. I really horsefeathers the luxury tax/salary cap nonsense and want it to go back to the hell it came from.
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Postby RynoRules » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:33 am

Come-mere baby.....

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George Hayduke wrote:Me every time this thread is bumped:

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Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Postby d_money » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:36 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:
Have a seat, Neifi wrote:I know you're not advocating that he adopt that strategy but man, that seems awfully risky for a dude who's had TJ surgery...

Also, count me in the camp that would be totally fine with 5/$125 or whatever. And while I'd obviously prefer not giving a 6-year contract to a 31 year old with a not-100%-clean injury history, I'd rather have him for 6 years than Arrieta for 5 or 6 or Cobb for 4/$72 or whatever.


Agreed with all of this. I think teams are not offering him a 6th year most specifically because of the TJ surgery, seems reasonable to me, while Darvish believes $125 should be $150 or even $160 if he is taking 5 years which also shouldn’t be crazy all things considered except for that gd salary cap. I really horsefeathers the luxury tax/salary cap nonsense and want it to go back to the hell it came from.

If Yu wants more years but isn’t getting it, offer him an opt out after year 2 or 3. If the opt outs have been included in a 5 year deal - what the hell is he waiting for?
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