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The Daily Darvish: Where are Yu going?

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It’s Groundhog Day. Does all this sound familiar?

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I could make lots of Groundhog Day jokes regarding the Yu Darvish free-agent wait.

Or really, for just about any of the big-name free agents still on the market. I named all these men yesterday, and they still remain unsigned:

Jake Arrieta, Melky Cabrera, Carlos Gomez, Carlos Gonzalez, Alex Cobb, Yu Darvish, Lucas Duda, Todd Frazier, Jeremy Hellickson, Eric Hosmer, Lance Lynn, J.D. Martinez, Mike Moustakas, Eduardo Nunez, Edinson Volquez and Neil Walker.

Feels Groundhog Day-ish, doesn’t it?

Moving on from this — do you really care what a rodent had to say about winter weather? — there’s really nothing new on the Darvish front today. Darvish tweeted about baseball for the first time in about a week yesterday, but it wasn’t about himself. Instead, it was about former major leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka’s comeback attempt with the Chunichi Dragons:

Fun facts about Yu Darvish:

  • His full given name is Farid Yu Darvishsefat. His father is of Iranian ancestry and his mother is Japanese. Yu’s father went to high school in Massachusetts and played soccer at Florida State. (I’m guessing Darvish’s English is probably better than he lets on.)
  • He has two sons by his first wife; they were divorced in 2012. He has two more sons, born in 2015 and 2017, with his second wife Seiko Yamamoto. Yamamoto is a world champion wrestler.
  • Darvish took out a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News thanking Rangers fans after he was traded to the Dodgers last year.

Today’s musical selection (H/T BCB reader Cooler by the Lake):

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What will happen first?

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  • 6%
    Yu Darvish signs
    (37 votes)
  • 1%
    Jake Arrieta signs
    (10 votes)
  • 92%
    Super Bowl
    (563 votes)
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