Friday, May 10, 2019

A bullet dodged

The Twins starting pitching so far has been pretty darn good. Excellent other than Michael Pineda, and even he hasn't cost 'em many games or killed the bullpen.

But consider this: The Twins two winters ago really wanted to sign Yu Darvish. They didn't, of course. It appeared that he wanted a bigger market, and it's a reasonable guess that the Twins interest only served to up his bargaining power with the teams he was interested in. He signed with the Cubs.

For whom he's been hurt and or awful. On Thursday Darvish walked six men in four innings. For the season he has walked 33 hitters in 36.3 innings.And he's given up eight homers.

He's making Pineda look good. And he's demonstrating the wisdom of the adage, Sometimes your best moves are the ones you don't make.

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