The Cubs aren’t letting a holiday malaise or slow-moving market stop their pursuit of pitching. After signing four pitchers in the past nine days, the Cubs have eyes on landing a bigger catch: free-agent right-hander Yu Darvish. The Cubs are showing interest in Darvish, a source said. Darvish and Jake Arrieta are considered the top starters available in free agency, and Darvish’s camp has also had talks with the Twins and Astros lately. The 31-year-old Darvish was 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.16 WHIP for the Rangers and Dodgers in 2017, when he was dealt to Los Angeles at the deadline. He had a 10.1 strikeout-per-nine-innings rate and a 2.8 walks-per-nine-innings rate. Darvish has a career 3.42 ERA. Some concern remains from Darvish’s performance at the end of the season, as the Astros crushed him twice in the World Series.
Yu Darvish Is On Cubs’ Radar
CBSChicago.com | Dec 16