If you are a Major League Baseball team, one thing you might be very thankful for this year is being able to sign Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish. Darvish is the half Japanese and half Iranian pitcher who has absolutely dominated the Nippon professional baseball league. Just 25, Darvish has had a sub-2.00 ERA for his first five seasons in the league. In 2011, he was 18-6 with a 1.44 ERA. Add to that his sensational performance in the World Baseball Classic where he was 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA.
If Darvish goes through the Japanese baseball posting system, some lucky MLB team may just have the ability to sign him for the 2012 season and if they do, they will get a 6′ 5″ instant ace.
Yu Darvish is also married to Fantasy Baseball Dugout’s Baseball’s Hottest Wife 2010, Saeko Darvish. Unfortunately, the two are pending a divorce and Yu’s move to MLB might be made more difficult due to Saeko’s demands for half of his baseball salary.