Over at NPB Tracker Patrick Newman passes on some reactions to Yu Darvish, who pitched in Japan's exhibition game against the Cubs yesterday. Twenty scouts from at least 10 teams were there to watch Darvish throw as hard as 96. He won't be a free agent until 2014 at the earliest.
John Cox, who scouts the Far East for the Giants likes what he's seen from the 22-year-old, saying "if he's interested in the majors we'll think about aquiring him." Alfonso Soriano was also impressed by Darvish's stuff and Carlos Zambrano thinks he has "an aura on the mound."