Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rangers Sign Yu Darvish To 6 Year/$60M Deal
Props to Angels GM Dipoto. Angels sign Wilson for 75 mil, force the Rangers to spend 120 mil to back fill his spot in the rotation #geniusI'm not so sure about that; word so far is that Darvish may be the best Japanese pitcher to hit the US in approximately ever, and is quite a bit younger than the Angels' C.J. Wilson. On the other hand, Texas paid a "record" $51.7 million posting bid. That's a lot of money to have sunk into a guy nobody's ever seen pitch in the majors. We'll see how this plays out.
Update: Supposedly — and this is unconfirmed — Darvish has an opt out clause after five years.
Update 1/20: No, not on the weed.