While the Cubs didn't necessarily need to make a move as big as Yu Darvish, they did need to do something as they've failed to develop pitching internally.
The Mets' ability to sign a player who could quite easily provide three wins worth of value next season for such a low-cost, short-term deal speaks volume about how awful this offseason is for the players.
The Brewers acquired Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain mere hours apart.
The Giants have now given up significant chunks of their (already hurting) farm system to procure a couple of stars in decline in Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria.
The Astros traded away a number of moderately useful players for a singular pitcher. A pitcher who has Cy Young potential, but also has question marks.