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Here's what I wrote about Darvish when I reported on Bleacher Report that the Yankees are in on Yu Darvish's sweepstakes:
"Any surprise that the Yankees are in on the Yu Darvish sweepstakes? The Yankees have been in on the Japanese pitcher from the start of the 2009 World Baseball Classic or even the 2008 Olympics. The Yankees have the money and the space for him on the team.
AJ Burnett has not been performing at such a high level and could be dealt in the winter or worked closely with. The Yankees may not ask Javier Vasquez to return next year due to his "dead arm." The Yankees could sign Yu Darvish to join the middle of the rotation.
A projected rotation with Yu Darvish could look like this:
1- CC Sabathia
2- Phil Hughes
3- Yu Darvish
4- AJ Burnett
5- Andy Pettitte
The Yankees have the money so anything could be possible as they make a bid for him. Right out of the gates they have to be considered the favorites to land Darvish in pinstripes"
The Yankees are getting a pitcher here that would make many forget about Kei Igawa and the Daisuke Matsuzaka loss. Darvish has proven himself in the World Baseball Classic and in many outings in Japan. He is Major League ready.