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Trouble With His Curve: A Yu Darvish Deep Dive

Shortly after the Cubs signed Yu Darvish, Chris Gimenez, their newly-acquired backup catcher who had worked with Darvish as a Ranger in 2014, offered his thoughts on what might have gone wrong in Darvish’s two disastrous World Series outings against the Astros. By now, we’ve all heard the pitch-tipping theory. Gimenez, however, turned his attention […]

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How Will Darvish’s Contract Impact the Cubs’ MiLB Starting Pitching?

When the Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year contract, it filled a void in the starting rotation for 2018 and 2019. In addition, Darvish was given a two-year opt-out clause after 2019. Taking those two things into consideration, I began to think about how the signing and contract could impact several of the Cubs’ […]