Don’t look for Yu Darvish to be pitching in America any time soon. Patrick at NPB Tracker speculates that Darvish might actually be thankful for Junichi Tazawa taking some of the MLB spotlight and speculation off of him.
Darvish told a crowd of over 43,000 fans that he "isn’t dreaming of Major League Baseball," and wants to win 200 games in his Japanese career. He’s got a ways to go, but he’s about 25% of the way there with 48 career NPB wins.
Darvish, 22, has posted a 31-9 record with a 1.85 ERA and 418 Ks through 408.1 IP in the past two seasons. He also said he would accept an invitation to play for Japan in the World Baseball Classic.