Darvish’s Father: “At This Point It’s About 50-50″

There have been some seeds of doubt planted as to whether or not Yu Darvish will be posted this winter, and Darvish's father briefly commented on the situation recently. Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker passed along the quote…

“Yu and I are talking about having a family meeting once the Nippon Series is over," said Farsa Darvish. “At this point it’s about 50-50.”

Darvish provided commentary for Game Six of the Nippon Series, but discussion about the posting process was strictly prohibited. Newman mentions that the series will end tomorrow, so a decision on the right-hander's future will be made sooner rather than later. The thin free agent pitching market works in Darvish's favor, and is why most expect him to be made available to MLB clubs this winter.

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  1. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Does Darvish speak english? I vaguely remember hearing that he does? 

  2. “Yu and I are talking about having a family meeting once the Nippon Series is over,”  // Why is he talking with me? He should talk with his son first…

  3. Why the hell is his father controlling him?

    • renegadeisback 4 years ago

      He’s the Japanese Colby Rasmus

    • Matt Moore 4 years ago

      Who said his father is controling him?

      • “Darvish’s Father: At This Point It’s About 50-50″

        • MaineSox 4 years ago

          He can’t just be saying that Yu is 50-50 on whether he’s going to post or not?  I don’t see anywhere where it says his father is making the decision.

        • Fred_G_Sanford 4 years ago

          his dad is from south arabia or some middle east country.  they take control of things there.

  4. He’s not. Personally I would discuss with my family if I was going halfway across the world to do something as well.

  5. grownice 4 years ago

    Damnit just get posted, i need purpose over the winter!

  6. neurogame 4 years ago

    Curse you Lord Vader.  Can’t you do anything right?  Bring him over to our side immediately!

  7. Darvish a small pond will only stunt your growth. come over here.

  8. I didn’t think he’d come over from the get go. Yes it’s a lot of money, but pitchers that have made the jump haven’t necessarily had great careers. Why do it when you could be a hero in your native country?

    • sports33 4 years ago


      • Yes, but it’s not always about the money. Some people have their pride they value more so than money. He’s made the equivalent of $11MM American dollars in Japan already at the age of 24, and I imagine his price will go up even more. Might not be worth it to him to leave his family for a minimum of 7 months in the year for the money he gets. That’s all I’m saying.

        • sports33 4 years ago

          But that $11MM that he`s made in his entire career so far will probable increase three or four-fold in just the posting fee, and the contract itself will do the same, if not more.

          Oh, and most things in this world are about the money.

          EDIT: Yup, I screwed up. Of course the posting fee goes to the team. My point about the contract stands though.

          • Yes, but look at what Daisuke Matsuzaka has done in his career — one pretty good season simply in terms of W/L record. Other than that, he’s been decent. Isn’t he the one I keep seeing Darvish compared to? He has to be looking at that and start becoming hesitant to want to come over here in fear of experiencing the same sort of issues.

            Yes, I agree, most things are about money. Not all are though. And frankly, when you’ve got enough money to donate to your country as he has, it’s probably far less of a factor when it’s all said and done.

          • sports33 4 years ago

            Okay but what about the competition issue? Darvish at some point will probably want to face the best players in the world so he can prove himself more, and if he’d rather stay in Japan and destroy weaker hitters, I’m not sure I’d want him on my team anyway.

          • Then he’ll come over. I just don’t think that right now is that time. He is only 25, so he’s still got at least six peak years left.

            I agree, I don’t really know if I want him on my team anyhow. I’m very hesitant thanks to previous pitchers coming over from Japan and not being extremely successful.

          • grownice 4 years ago

             I thought the posting fee went to the team or league?

        • Dont forget the ego involved. On some level he has to be thinking about coming over and proving he is as great as advertised.

          • Absolutely. The example I just gave was Matsuzaka. He’s got a an 18-3 record in one season, but he’s never seen his FIP or xFIP drop below 4.00. That’s not terrible, but it sure isn’t worth the money the Red Sox are paying him.

  9. I hope he does decide to come, but I don’t think he will. He wants to get as much money as he can, and he figures the more a team pays to Nippon Ham for posting fees, the less they can pay him. And that’s definitely understandable. If he doesn’t post, when is he eligible for free agency, following next season or following 2013?

  10. Budyzer 4 years ago

    He will post this year. And the Japanese have huge respect for their parents and wouldn’t make a life changing choice of moving to Toronto without consulting them first. Like how I slipped that in there ? hehe

  11. Will Darvish ever post here again?

  12. Justanotherfantoo 4 years ago

    If I’m Darvish, there’s no way I let myself get posted.  I wait until I’m a free agent and get twice as much.

  13. LordD99 4 years ago

    If he doesn’t post this offseason, then I don’t see him coming to MLB until 2014.  I believe he can be an unrestricted free agent (meaning no posting fee) after the 2013 season.  He might as well wait and take the $100 million it’ll take to sign him ($40/50 posting fee and $50/60 player contract) all to himself.  Right now that’s still two years off so it would make some sense for him to post now, but if he doesn’t post this year, it will make little financial sense for him to do it next year.  He’s either in MLB in 2012 or 2014.

  14. Dermick 4 years ago

    Really man… Caps lock

  15. twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

    You’re talking about someone growing up while continuing to type in caps?

  16. cyberboo 4 years ago

    This may be a foreign concept for many here, but the US is nothing like the rest of the world, where respect is shown towards others, families are very close, and most families discuss everything with their parents or children.  Selfishness is common in the west, but it isn’t practised that often in the Orient, due to respect.   People in North America could learn an important lesson in that regard, where the rest of the world doesn’t live in a me, me, me society.  To use profanity is dishonouring your parents and they can have you stoned or killed for it.  Families make decisions, not individuals. I’m happy his father is there for advice, so his son doesn’t make the wrong decision.  Anyone that was raised in a home that practised family values would know that.

  17. Fred_G_Sanford 4 years ago

    yeah man i agree.  he looks like some girl with that long hair too.  get that cut!

  18. twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

    He’s doing it because he loves the attention for some reason. Complete troll.

  19. Morley C 4 years ago

    “To use profanity is dishonouring your parents and they can have you stoned or killed for it.”

    Yeah, I really don’t think there’s anything to be learned from that. Pretty glad some cultures have moved away from that aspect of it.

  20. Budyzer 4 years ago

    Very true

  21. GoAwayNow 4 years ago

    Japanese business culture is one of the most ruthless ones in the world. Corporate espionage and sabotage are not only common practice, but expected. China and North Korea have terrible business practices to say the least. Forced child labor in highly dangerous work places for little pay is an example. If you would like me to touch upon the similar practices of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia etc. let me know.

    Your comment is not only asinine, but delusional. The world in the  21st Century is driven by money and greed. Not just the West.

    P.S. “The Orient” is not considered a pc term anymore

  22. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    ” He’s doing it because he loves the attention for some reason. Complete troll.”

    Sigh… Somehow I’m breaking my own rules.

    You’re criticizing someone for criticizing someone because he’s giving the first person attention despite the fact you’re giving the first person attention.

    Despite the fact that my own explanation gave me a headache… you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed, are you.

  23. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    Well played, well played…

  24. Dermick 4 years ago

    Its NOT a horse, Its a mule. Get it right

  25. twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

    Take an English class dude.

  26. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    We heard

  27. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    you the

  28. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    first time.

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  30. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Really? You’re attacking grammar online?

    *Pause for sarcasm* Ouch.

  31. Dermick 4 years ago

    Nope. Just hate when people get my school mascot wrong. 

  32. sports33 4 years ago

    Being kind of “stubborn as a mule” about your school mascot, aren’t you?

    Sorry, I know it was really bad.

    Really, I’ll just show myself out.

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  34. Jose_Bautista 4 years ago

    Darvish is special!

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