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New York Yankees send scout Rick Williams to check out Yu Darvish

by on Sep.07, 2011 @ 3:47 pm, under MLB, NPB

The New York Post's George A. King III provides an update on the Yanks and Yu Darvish.  A snip:

The Yankees sent scout Rick Williams to Japan to watch pitching sensation Yu Darvish recently after Billy Eppler, the team's head of pro scouting, saw the 25-year-old right-hander hurl for the Nippon Ham Fighters.

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The Yankees are like a lot of other clubs who believe the 6-foot-5, 185-pound right-hander is young enough to have room for improvement.

How much they are willing to invest is the question, even in a free agent pitching market that will be very thin.

After the Kei Igawa fiasco/bust that cost them $46 million ($26 million posting fee), the Yankees might be gun-shy about going hard after Darvish although Darvish's ceiling appears to be a lot higher than Igawa's.

Source: Nikkan Sports