Texas Posts High Bid on Yu Darvish
The Texas Rangers and the front office play a mean game of poker, that is obvious now. In the past two weeks, multiple sources reported that the Rangers ownership didn’t have as much money as people thought. 51.7 million dollars later the Texas Rangers now have the opportunity to negotiate with Yu Darvish. The 25-year old right handed pitcher has a chance to play for the two-time defending American League champions.
Here is a quick scouting report on Darvish:
6 foot 5 inches, big projectable pitcher frame. 92-95 mph fastball, tops out at 96. Throws a 4-seam, 2-seam, cutter and slider. Good make-up, good work ethic, high baseball IQ, mature beyond age.
Darvish started pitching professionally at the age of 19 and has a 1.99 career ERA in professional Japanese baseball during those six years. There is no possible way to project how well Darvish will do in the Major Leagues, but the Rangers brain trust believe Yu will be great based on the record-breaking amount of money they spent on the rights just to speak to him.