The Los Angeles Dodgers traded for Yu Darvish on July 31st, solely for what he could provide in October. Darvish was excellent in the NLDS and NLCS, going a total of 11.1 innings and giving up just two runs. However, that success did not continue in the World Series.
Yu Darvish started Game 3 and Game 7 of the Fall Classic and lasted a total of just 3.1 innings. He gave up eight runs on nine hits, including two home runs. To make matters worse, he was also apparently tipping his pitches.
Well Darvish is now a free agent and the Dodgers are reportedly interested, as long as the price is right.
The Dodgers will be in on Yu Darvish, but it’s hard to envision them winning the bidding if he gets $100+ million offers.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) November 13, 2017
Yu Darvish’s last contract was for $60 million over six years, so we will see what he asks for this off-season. However, if the price is right, it seems like a no-brainer to bring him back, regardless of his bad starts in the World Series.
Another pitcher that the Dodgers are interested in is Zach Britton, according to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports. Britton’s name was connected with the Dodgers at the trade deadline, but Los Angeles went for relievers Tony Cingrani and Tony Watson instead. Britton had a pretty good 2017 season, putting up a 2.89 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in 37.1 innings pitched. However, his 2016 season was unbelievable, where he posted a 0.54 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP in 67 innings pitched. He is a free agent after next season and is expected to make around $13 million via arbitration in 2018.
What do you think about bringing back Yu Darvish? What about trading for Zach Britton? Let us know in the comments below!
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