Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Yu Darvish To Texas
Last night the MLB announced that the Texas Rangers had won the right to negotiate with Hokkaido pitcher Yu Darvish with a posting bid of $51.7 million. The team now has 30 days to sign a deal with Darvish or he will return to Hakkaido, it is expected that the initial offer will be 5 or 6 years and around $12-15 million a year.
It seemed like Toronto had the edge in the bidding war but the Rangers were talked about a bit when it came to Darvish and I think that collectability-wise he will probably draw more attention in Texas especially considering they have a solid core of players and their two recent World Series trips. It is possibly he may just end up being the final piece to put the Rangers in to the “Win” column if they are able to return to the World Series.