A great sub-plot to follow during the WBC is if Japanese phenom Yu Darvish will live up to the hype that follows him. Found an interesting quote online today-
“Darvish has better control than Matsuzaka,” Yoshii said. “You’d be hard-pressed to find an example over the course of a season where he got knocked out on walks. He has exceptional control of every pitch known to man except a knuckleball. Simple economics suggest that the Fighters, if they consented to the posting, would improve on the record $51 million fee collected by Matsuzaka’s former team, the Seibu Lions.
Also very interesting that Johnny Cueto agreed to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the WBC. Cincinnati cannot be too happy with that decision. Has anyone read about any other so-called phenoms that are getting the hype that Darvish is getting? I feel like the WBC is going to bore me so I need some reasons to stay focused on it.