Remember the good old days when the Mets participated in the free agent market?
More often than not our off-season acquisitions would be complete busts once baseball season rolled around but at least it was something to keep us warm over the winter.
Of course names like Reyes, Pujols, and Fielder will be free-agents but there’s another Japanese Gem ready to “post” and test his talent in the Major Leagues.
Yu Darvish sure sounds great, the 25-year-old was 18-6 in 28 starts with a 1.44 ERA and 276 strikeouts in 232 innings pitched this year, which is obtw his FIFTH straight year with an ERA south of 2.00.
Don’t get me wrong I think the Japanese posting system is the biggest gamble in sports. Plus we never seem to land good Japanese players - my man Shinjo not withstanding.
So while I wouldn’t necessarily recommend sinking a ton of money into Yu Darvish it sure would be fun to at least entertain the thought of him.
Alas it ain’t happening with these Wilponzi owners of ours.