Last week I looked at the team and concluded that what they needed more than anything else was a front line starting pitcher. I also ran down a list of free agent starting pitchers to figure out who they should pursue. After the last few days I can add a few things. First of all, Ted Lilly is not longer a free agent, he and the Dodgers agreed to a three year extension. That takes out a top candidate, perhaps the second-best starter on the market. Second of all, CLIFF LEE CLIFF LEE CLIFF LEE CLIFF LEE CLIFF LEE. It’s far fetched, but wouldn’t it be great if he was a National for the next few years? I guess a poor performance in the playoffs aren’t going to drive down his value.
Yu Better Recognize
But one guy I didn’t talk about was the next star from Japanese baseball, Yu Darvish. You may recall Darvish from the World Baseball Classic, where he started 2 games, appearing in 5 total. In 13 IP, he had a 2.08 ERA and had 6 BB and 20 Ks. But that is a pretty small sample size, so let’s look at what the 24 year old has done in Japan.