Thursday, February 26, 2009
Three years ago Daisuke Matsuzaka, the best Japanese Pitcher, helped lead their National Team to the World Baseball Classic and took home the MVP award. The following offseason he made a boat load of cash for both himself and Nippon. In 2009 Yu Darvish is now the best Japanese Pitcher, and with a similar performance as Daisuke in 2006, he just might make even more money. Why? Because he just might be better.
Darvish, a 6-5 fireballing righty, has posted a sub 1.90 ERA in each of the past two seasons. Dice-K's career best in his eight years in the Japanese League was 2.13. In addition he's younger now than Dice-K was in 2006.
If you're craving watching someone you've never seen before than Darvish is your man. He just might be the best baseball player in the world not currently playing in Major League Baseball