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  • Darvish

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    Who Would You Rather Have

    Right now, Steven Strasburg or Yu Darvish?

    Strasburg, 98-103 mph fastball with good location and movement, tough breaking ball...
    4-0 1.87 34 ip 74k 7bb in college
    Boras client, looking at 7 years 60 mil right out of the draft

    Darvish, 95-98 mph fastball, great location, nasty slider.
    16-4 1.88 200.2ip 208k 53bb in Japan

    will probably require a record posting fee and salary for a Japanese player



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Darvish just so I don't have to deal with Boras. Plus, I watched Darvish pitch and his stuff was plenty nasty for my liking. Didn't he throw Mr. Splitty as well?



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    I'd take the American, less time adjusting the culture (although Darvish seems pretty in tune to that).



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I'd take the American, less time adjusting the culture (although Darvish seems pretty in tune to that).
    I don't think Darvish will have the tough time adjusting. I beleive he has already lived in the States before and has pretty much lived all over the world.

    Personally, I am about as close as you can be to 50-50, leaning towards Darvish...



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I don't think Darvish will have the tough time adjusting. I beleive he has already lived in the States before and has pretty much lived all over the world.

    Personally, I am about as close as you can be to 50-50, leaning towards Darvish...
    I believe that one of his parents is Iranian.



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Does anyone know if Darvish can speak English?



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Does anyone know if Darvish can speak English?
    Yes, he can...



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Japanese hitters are hit and miss (no pun intended), but as Dice-k proves, if you can pitch well in the WBC, you can beat major league batting.

    I'd take Darvish as he has more experience vs. major league hitting.



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Darvish, for two reasons:

    1. Isn't there a nasty stereotype that pitchers that throw over 100 mph on a regular basis have more shoulder/arm problems than those that don't (with Randy Johnson being one of the rarer exceptions)? How true is that stereotype?

    2. As someone else already said, I don't want to have to deal with Boras if I don't have to.


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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Darvish, for two reasons:

    1. Isn't there a nasty stereotype that pitchers that throw over 100 mph on a regular basis have more shoulder/arm problems than those that don't (with Randy Johnson being one of the rarer exceptions)? How true is that stereotype?

    2. As someone else already said, I don't want to have to deal with Boras if I don't have to.
    It's quite possibly true. The amount of torque on the arm is much higher. Don't remember what I was reading (possibly it was on here...but I think it was in "The Yankee Years") but it said that 110 mph was the hardest a human could possibly throw because of how our body is engineered. As speed increases, torque on the shoulder does so you would expect an increase in problems.



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Darvish, for two reasons:

    1. Isn't there a nasty stereotype that pitchers that throw over 100 mph on a regular basis have more shoulder/arm problems than those that don't (with Randy Johnson being one of the rarer exceptions)? How true is that stereotype?

    2. As someone else already said, I don't want to have to deal with Boras if I don't have to.
    There is a stereotype, but I don't believe it. And I agree 100% with #2. If it were down to these two for my team, I would go with Darvish.



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    GREAT article on why not to draft Strasburg, especially at $60mil

    washingtonpost.com



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    Re: Who Would You Rather Have

    I'll take John Danks for 400k.

    Honestly, could there be an option for neither? I mean, if you're including their salary demands, they aren't a great fit for most teams.



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