Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This article is about the Rangers trying to sign Yu Darvish. The Rangers had to pay 53 million in order to negotiate with him. This was an opportunity cost that the Rangers had to take in order to get the team ready to make another run at the World Series. Even though the Rangers are hopeful to sign him and they are missing out on other free agents at this time. If the rangers are unable to sign him they possible could miss out on Prince Fielder or extending Josh Hamilton's contract. Yu Darvish is a special pitcher though. He is 6'6" and can throw 9 pitches. It is scarce to find a pitcher like Yu because of the kind of pitches he throws and the velocity with those pitches. Nolan Ryan believes that his fastball and curveball are good enough to compete in the MLB. Now in order to sign Darvish comes down the the contract and money. The Rangers should be able to meet Darvish's standards so he can sign. The Rangers want a long term contract while Yu wants a shorter contract. The price doesn't seem to be the issue but it will come down to the wire on Wednesday.