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Yankees must look elsewhere for pitching as Cubs sign Yu Darvish to six-year deal

Cubs sign Yu Darvish to a six-year, $126 million dollar deal

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Hey, Chicago, what did Yu say?
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Brian Cashman has stated that he would like to add another starting pitcher. Rumors had it that they were looking at free-agent starting pitcher Yu Darvish. Cashman will now have to look elsewhere as the Chicago Cubs have given Yu a six-year, $126 million dollar deal.

This should end all the talks of trading either David Robertson, Jacoby Ellsbury, or Brett Gardner in order to clear payroll space for Darvish. In either case, as Erik Boland points out below, it’s clear that the Yankees are sticking to their guns about not going over the luxury tax threshold this season.

Again, I don’t think we can thank Masahiro Tanaka enough for not opting out of his contract with the Yankees. As it stands, the Yankees rotation is Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia, and Jordan Montgomery. It’s not bad at all. That doesn’t mean Cashman won’t looks elsewhere for help though.

They could do that. Or they could do nothing. They could go into spring training with what they have. We shall see. The key thing to remember is that Giancarlo Stanton is a New York Yankee and that just makes everything so much better.

What are your thoughts on Yu Darvish’s six-year, $126 million dollar deal?