I was never a fan of Yu Darvish… until he became a Dodger. Then, I rooted for him. To me he screamed “underachiever!” OK, maybe I am wrong, but I think that a professional pitcher north of 30 should understand what “tipping pitches” is and should be savvy enough not to do it. Yet, Darvish tipped his pitches or just plain chocked! Well, tipping pitches is choking too, so there’s that!
QUIT MAKING EXCUSES FOR HIS TWO MONUMENTAL FAILURES!
It is what it is! Clayton Kershaw is my favorite Dodger and he has not fared well in the playoffs. Did he choke? Maybe, maybe not, but what Darvish did in the World Series is Kershaw times 10! Let the Cubs have him. I think he’s a head case.
The Dodgers did not need Darvish to get to the playoffs – they needed him to win the World Series. That’s why they traded Willie Calhoun (who will be a great hitter) for him. He had two, COUNT ‘EM, TWO opportunities in the World Series and he upchucked both times. He didn’t just have two bad games, he just plain coughed it up and gave it away. Good riddance.
Thank the Big Dodger in the Sky he is gone! Move on. There’s nothing to see here, folks!
The Dodgers have plenty of starting pitchers, regardless of what the naysayers may proclaim. I won’t bother to list them all. It’s way more than enough. Here’s a possibility: Rich Hill finishes in the Top 5 for the Cy Young Award. Yes, that could happen. This could be his year! Watch and see!
Could Yu Darvish prove me wrong? Of course. This is solely my opinion and the management of this site may not agree with this conclusion… 😉
You are only supposed to say good things about a person when they are gone. Yu Darvish is gone… Good!