The Chicago Cubs met with pitcher Yu Darvish and all indications of the meeting are positive. But it’s the offseason, and at the end of the day, a business.
Lately, the Cubs have been talking with Darvish, and while the details of said contract might be unknown, there seems to be speculation that he could take a four-year contract. That changes things.
While previous offseason talk seemed to center around the possible addition of Alex Cobb, almost immediately following the World Series, those talks have apparently subsided as Cobb reportedly seeks $20 million per season.
No thanks, right?
It is hardly an exclusive indicator as to what Cobb gets or how many years Darvish agrees to. Or what else transpires in an already topsy-turvy offseason.
But talks between Cubs’ brass, Theo Epstein, and Jed Hoyer, seemed so good that Darvish took to Twitter to confirm the meeting, including inviting the challenge of wanting to talk, sans translator.
But, again, as good as things may seem in favor of a Darvish-to-Cubs union, a lot can still unfold. The possibility remains for the top pitcher on the market to land elsewhere, as he is meeting with other clubs to determine overall best fit.
So let’s get into that now.