Is The Cost Of Landing Yu Darvish Worth It For The Yankees?

The Los Angeles Angels are excited about landing 23-year-old Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani, who they hope to see emulate Babe Ruth’s early years, toiling as both a pitcher and a power-hitting outfielder. Frankly, I’m a little skeptical after looking at Ohtani’s offensive numbers. In 403 games with Nippon, Darvish’s old team, the 6-4, 203-pounder batted .286 with 48 homers and 166 RBIs (highs of 22 and 67 two years ago). He did fashion a 42-15 pitching record with a 2.69 ERA.


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