Yu Darvish is finally ready to make his debut.
The ace is set to play his first game in a Cubs uniform Tuesday against his former team, the Dodgers.
“His last workout, on the day he wasn’t feeling well, was outstanding,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday, via ESPN. “I know he wants to get out there and give it a run. I’m eager to watch the whole thing.”
I can look back at myself when I first came to the majors and, based on experiences that I had, give advice that would apply to me. But I don’t know if that advice would apply to him. It’s hard to say because he’s a different type of player. He’s not just a hitter, he’s also a pitcher. There are things I learned looking back that I wish I had known, but I don’t know if that sort of advice would apply to him. There are things that even though people tell you about it, you really won’t understand and have a feel for it until you experience it.
Age and injuries can be unforgiving at cornerback — a position that relies heavily on athleticism. But Sherman’s greatest attributes have been his film study, instincts, and size, so he may be a player who is able to overcome a lost step.
But Sherman brings more than just the ability to close down a receiver. Despite being labeled as a selfish distraction for much of his career, Sherman has drawn rave reviews for his role as a leader and great teammate.
Price got a scare with a pectoral injury while bench-pressing at the Combine, but he came away without his stock dropping much. He’s still the second best interior line prospect after Nelson, and he would start right away as the replacement for?retired?Eric Wood.
The Rams?are set to losing their starting center with John Sullivan becoming an unrestricted free agent before his age-33 season. Daniels is right there with Price as a standout Big Ten talent built to excel?in the NFL. He?also can start and lead a line from Day 1.