The Rundown: Darvish and Bryant Have Something to Prove, Tunney and Cardinals Rivalries Escalate, This Week’s New Spins

I don’t know about you, but I believe Yu Darvish and Kris Bryant can carry this team to a championship. When you have two elite players coming into camp with a drive to prove people wrong, bodes well for the season, don’t you think?

I think its time we retire the rhetoric that Darvish is soft. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and remind everybody that recognizing an injury and not trying to pitch though it is a sign of strength. Making sound decisions also protects a $126 million investment. I’d rather the big right-hander be forthright than try to pitch through his injury and lose a significantly more time than 20 starts or a single season. Yes, the Cubs could have used him last year, but how effective could he have possibly been? They need him this year and beyond, too.

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