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All I Want For Christmas Is Yu

I mentioned on Twitter that someone would have to use that as their blog post title, and then I figured I’d just run with it. Plus, I figured it would give me an excuse for some bad (perhaps horrifying) Photoshop.

Anyway, for those that don’t know, the hottest “free agent” (more on that later) in baseball is Yu Darvish, one of the best pitchers in Japan, who was recently made available by his NPL team, the Nippon-Ham Fighters. Darvish makes for an interesting gamble for major league teams due to his age (25), which is much younger than any of the free agent starting pitchers currently available (due to MLB players needing six years of major league experience to become a free agent, most free agents are in their late 20s and 30s). Darvish has been rather impressive statistically for Nippon-Ham, posting a sub-2 ERA the last five seasons: Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Is Yu