Darvish agrees to six-year, $60 million
Great news in the AL West today for Mariners fans eh?
The Texas Rangers beat the deadline to sign Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish, agreeing to terms on a six-year, $60 million contract with the righthander Wednesday.
Darvish is expected to bolster a rotation that lost its ace in each of the past two seasons in lefthanders Cliff Lee and C.J. Wilson.
The 26-year-old Darvish will join a staff that includes Alexei Ogando, Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison and Derek Holland.
Frickin Fabulous & Fantastic all rolled into one!
In 7 seasons in Japan, Darvish logged a career mark of 93-38 with a spectacular 1.99 ERA.
On a positive note.
The signing of Darvish likely took the Texas Rangers out of the running for free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.
I cant see that by adding Darvish they can be out of it. Hamilton is in his last year of a contract, Michael Young still wants out, they could absolutely afford it. Even if its for one year that they would have to carry both Hamilton's and Fielders contract. As a Mariner fan, obviously that would be horrible. If they dont go that route, couldnt you see them going for Raul Ibanez for some power?
They want to keep Hamilton AND sign Fielder, but I don't see how that's financially possible. Unless they go New York Yankees on us.
The Darvish deal is insane because it puts their total investment at over $110 million. For a player not proven in America yet.
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