Yu Darvish Introduces Himself With Authority

April 25, 2012 12:00 AM

Yu Darvish Introduces Himself With Authority

" When Yu Darvish's name came up this offseason, it was hard to find anyone around the Yankees enthused about the prospect on bidding for his services.

The reasons cited for their lack of interest in the best right-hander in the Japanese league rarely mentioned Darvish. They mentioned Hideki Irabu and Kei Igawa, pitchers whose only similarity to Darvish was their native country, but that was enough to make people turn up their noses at Darvish.

We imagine there will be a bit of revisionist history in the form of calls to WFAN bemoaning Brian Cashman's inability to sign Darvish from some of those quarters after Tuesday night's game. That's what happens when the Yankees are made to look like a Single-A team by a pitcher in full control of his powers in a 2-0 victory.

Given what they were able to do with Jeremy Lin's last name, one imagines that our local tabloid writers feel the same way. The prospect of what they could do with Yu over the course of his career truly boggles the mind "

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