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Darvish's visit to Dallas a sign he'll sign

Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:32 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2012 8:52 pm
Yu Darvish just visited the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as the Rangers acknowledged. Nobody is saying yet that Darvish and the Rangers are close to a deal yet. But everyone knows he will eventually have one.

And Darvish's visit can only be seen as another positive sign in a negotiation that is sure to end with Darvish signing with the Rangers and taking over C.J. Wilson's role as Rangers ace. Negotiations are ongoing, and indications are that there's progress being made. They are about halfway through the 30-day negotiating window, but this may be one negotiation that doesn't go the limit.

"There's no reason to think this won't get done. There's no reason to think this has to go to the deadline, either,'' one high-ranking baseball person said.

The parameters were already set by Daisuke Matsuzaka, who signed with the Red Sox for $52-million over six years after Boston won the bidding for Dice-K with a bid of $51.111111 million. Figure Darvish will get a bit more than Dice-K's haul, as he is viewed as the better pitcher. Darvish, only 25, went 18-6 with a 1.44 ERA for the Nippon Ham Fighters and led the Pacific League with 276 strikeouts. The Rangers won the auction for him with a similar $51.703,411 winning bid. (The 34 and 11 at the end were, cleverly, borrowed from the uniform numbers of Rangers president Nolan Ryan and Darvish, respectively.)

The Yankees were learned Tuesday to have bid $15 million for Darvish, while the bid of the Jays, seen as the main competitors for Darvish, still isn't known but said to have been well below Texas' winning bid.

Sources have suggested Darvish would seek at least $65 million for five years. So figure he'll get $10-to-13 million on a deal for five years or so.

Category: MLB

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:50 pm

Darvish's visit to Dallas a sign he'll sign

Great news!! Hope Prince is next!!!

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:49 pm

Darvish's visit to Dallas a sign he'll sign

Hey!  That's my line!!  Welcome to Texas Yu!  HELLO WIN COLUMN!!

Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:48 am

Darvish's visit to Dallas a sign he'll sign

Bring it Yu!!

Can't wait to see you in a Rangers jersey!

Hello Win Column!

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