Veteran Darvish Yu (San Diego Padres), who has just turned 37, will become a free agent at the end of this season. His performance this season is important, but claims have already been made that he has to sign a three-year contract.
The East Village Times, a media outlet in the San Diego area, published an article on the 9th (Korean time) on which one to catch among Darvish and Blake Snell (31), who will get FA qualification side by side at the end of this season.
The media predicted that both Darvish and Snell are satisfied with their life in San Diego, but of the two, Darvish has a high possibility of renewing his contract and will negotiate an extension contract with the club from this spring.
The media said, ‘When you go to the playoffs, you need an ace. Darvish is a pitcher who can limit the opponent’s offense and throw for a long time,’ he said. ‘He’s not as young as before, but he’s very consistent. He threw 194 innings last year, the second in his personal career and the most innings since 2013 (209⅔ innings),” he praised Darvish.
“Darvish has long proven his worth as an elite pitcher. For younger hitters, his variety of pitches can be overwhelming. He throws about 12 different balls,’ he predicted, ‘Darvish, who signed a six-year, $126 million free agent contract with the Chicago Cubs in February 2018, is expected to sign an annual average of $20 million or more next year.’ 토토사이트
The East Village Times predicted that although he was born in 1986 and is a 37-year-old veteran, Darvish will sign a three-year contract after this season. Furthermore, the contract for the fourth year is expected to be a 3+1 year contract with an added team option, and ‘Darvish has made at least 30 starts in four of the past five years. He will play innings throughout the season, and that’s incredibly valuable,’ he said, noting Darvish’s ability to digest innings.
Darvish, who made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers in 2012, has been in San Diego since 2021 after going through the LA Dodgers and Chicago Cubs. Until last year, he recorded 95 wins, 75 losses, an average ERA of 3.50 and 1788 strikeouts in 242 games (1488 innings) for 10 seasons. He was selected as an All-Star alone five times.
Last year, he also played an active role in 30 games (194⅔ innings) with a 16-8 loss average ERA of 3.10 and 197 strikeouts, ranking 8th in the National League Cy Young Award. At the end of this season, he will become a free agent, but he is expected to sign a multi-year contract until the age of 40 due to his steady inning digestibility and high-quality pitching. He was also included in the priority list of 12 players for the Japanese national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March.