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Yu Darvish agrees to 6-year, $126M deal with Cubs

Yu Darvish agrees to 6-year, $126M deal with Cubs

Ken Rosenthal reported that the deal is for 6 years and $126 million, with the possibility that incentives drive the total value of the contract to $150 million.

The 31-year-old split time between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA last season with 209 strikeouts in 186.2 innings. A team like the Cubs will be gunning to win it all this year, and they'll count on Darvish to help win some big games. Spring training in Mesa, Ariz.is about to get a lot busier as the Japanese media and the national reporters will decamp to Sloan Park to take the temperature of the restocked 2016 World Series champions.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Dodgers may have also had a six-year deal on the table but couldn't quite match the dollar amount the Cubs offered. The choice to give Darvish a sixth guaranteed year undoubtedly went a long way toward the Cubs' winning the bidding. He allowed four earned runs in 1.2 innings in each start. Since undergoing surgery, Darvish has a record of 17-17, with a 3.64 ERA, in 287 innings pitched, and 341 strikeouts in 48 starts. Darvish figures to replace fellow right-hander Jake Arrieta, who remains available on the free-agent market. Both the Dodgers and Yankees may have moved on Darvish sooner had those clubs not been concerned with exceeding the luxury tax threshold for this season.

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The deal with Darvish comes after the Cubs agreed to a minor league contract with Chris Gimenez, who regularly caught Darvish while they were in Texas and developed a trusted working relationship with the pitcher. Montgomery will likely also be utilized as a spot starter throughout the season, as he was past year when he made 14 starts for the Cubs.

Of course, the last time we saw Darvish he had one of the worst outings of his career in Game 7 of the World Series. Darvish finished second in the American League Cy Young voting in 2013, one of two seasons in which he made more than 30 starts. The former two showed only tepid interest due to their commitment to staying under the fake salary cap, and the latter two are likely going to focus on the remaining free agent starters - Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb.

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