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The Daily Darvish: Tired of waiting for Yu

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We end the week with some musical fun.

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Today’s Daily Darvish begins with a parody song courtesy of BCB’s Danny Rockett:

Lyrics:

So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for Yu

So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for Yu

Jed Hoyer and Theo
They want Yu Darvish in Cubbie blue
Put Yu in the rotation
Get Darvish signed
Cubs will improve

Please decide
You want to pitch for the Cubs
Make up your mind
But Yu’s just keepin’ us waiting
I am starting to hate him, ‘cause I’m

So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for Yu

So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for Yu

For Yu
For Yu


Thursday, the cold stove began to heat up with the Brewers being the focus of the warmth. They traded for Christian Yelich and signed Lorenzo Cain (who originally came up in their system and played for them in 2010) to a five-year, $80 million deal. This, obviously, makes the Brewers a much better team. It might actually mean they are less likely to sign a big-name free agent starter, as they now have a logjam in their outfield. They might have the pieces to trade for a starter.

Incidentally, the Cain signing means that the Brewers have back two of the four players (Cain and Jeremy Jeffress) they traded to the Royals for Zack Greinke in December 2010 (Alcides Escobar and Jake Odorizzi are the others). They might well be able to get Odorizzi back, too, if they can make the right offer to the Rays.

Another pitcher the Brewers are apparently interested in is Cleveland’s Danny Salazar.

Also, the Cain contract is, by far, the largest signed by any free agent so far this offseason.

And so Darvish and Jake Arrieta, in particular, remain unsigned as of Friday morning. Here’s Carrie Muskat on the Cubs and Darvish [VIDEO].

So that’s where we stand, now 19 days away from the Cubs’ first pitcher/catcher workout day, February 14. As always, we await further developments.