Spring training is entering the “this is no longer new and oh, there are a bunch more games today, when does the regular season start?” phase. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting things happening.
For example, take what happened in yesterday’s Marlins-Mets game. Adeiny Hechavarria was up to bat and he took a bad swing on a pitch that fooled him. As is often the case in such situations, he lost his grip on the bat and it went flying. That often sends people ducking for cover.
Luis Guillorme is not just any person.
Watch as the Mets prospect — known for his good hands — snags the bat like the does this every single day:
Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.
Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.
The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.
Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.