​​Yu Darvish's 2018 season ended prematurely due to a couple different arm injuries. The ​Chicago Cubs turned to ​Tyler Chatwood, who they also brought aboard in the offseason, to pick up the slack.


That didn't go very well and Chatwood ended the season with a 5.30 ERA over 24 appearances (20 starts), while also leading the league in walks (95) in just 103.2 innings. His command was all over the place and you don't see that very often. But believe it or not, Darvish has been worse than that this season.

Darvish has more walks (33) over his first 36.2 innings this season, than Chatwood had (32 walks) over his first 37.2 innings last season. Darvish's strikeouts may be up, but he is walking WAY too many batters in his first eight starts.

If Darvish continues to have poor command and is walking the park, when do the Cubs think about moving him to the bullpen? He may never go to the pen, but it's getting to a point where you can't rely on him to start once every fifth day.