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The Daily Darvish: Got my mind set on Yu

The clock ticks down to reporting day, and many players remain unsigned.

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We’ve had a number of good parody lyrics written by commenters here and by BCB’s Danny Rockett.

Today’s song selection does not require any changes at all (except for adding Yu Darvish’s name) in the original lyrics written by George Harrison, at least for the first few lines:

I got my mind set on Yu
I got my mind set on Yu
I got my mind set on Yu
I got my mind set on Yu

But it’s gonna take money
A whole lot of spending money
It’s gonna take plenty of money
To do it right child

It’s gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It’s gonna take patience and time, mmm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it
To do it right child

Now, on to this morning’s Yu notes. It appears the Brewers might be out:

Tired of waiting for Yu? Maybe. Yesterday, we learned that the Rangers are probably out on Darvish as well.

Darvish has been reported to be waiting for the Dodgers to clear salary to get under the luxury tax limit so he can return there. This would likely require L.A. to get someone to take Matt Kemp’s contract. While it’s true that Kemp is probably not going to be on the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster, the chances of someone else taking that contract are roughly equal to me being named the next Cubs manager (which is to say, zero).

So if Yu’s waiting on the Dodgers, he’s going to be waiting a while. The same situation exists with the Yankees, who would love for another team to take on Jacoby Ellsbury’s deal. Not happening, I’d say.

So that leaves, at least from teams publicly mentioned as connected with Darvish, the Cubs and Twins.

The Cubs appear to be simply waiting things out. 10 days from today, Cubs pitchers and catchers will hold their first workout in Mesa. I continue to hope that Darvish will be one of those pitchers.

One more Cubs-related note: There’s a report out of Baltimore that the Orioles are interested in Jon Jay, though it’s buried pretty deep in this article:

Two-thirds of the outfield is set with Mancini and Adam Jones. [Austin] Hays, Joey Rickard, Anthony Santander and Jaycob Brugman are in the right field competition and the club is going to bring in a left-handed bat. Their interest extends to Carlos Gonzalez, Jon Jay and Jarrod Dyson.

That’s 19 paragraphs in, if you’re counting. There doesn’t seem to have been a Baltimore offer for Jay, and there have been few rumors about him since a report last November that the Mariners were interested.

Please note: I’m not suggesting the Cubs should bring Jay back. While he had a good year as a Cub, there really isn’t any room for him on the likely 25-man Opening Day roster.

Today’s song selection:


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