So a few hours ago the Texas Rangers won the bid to talk to Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish , at a record setting 51.7 million dollars according to Yahoo sports, which is 6 hundred thousand dollars more then the Boston Red Sox threw out for Dice-K and a whopping 51.1 million to talk to him and then give him 52 million over 8 years of a wedded bliss that doesn't have them trying to ship him off to some other team these past two off seasons. But yes now the clock starts for the Rangers to lock up the big hurler. Luckily for the Rangers they can get the 51.7 million back if they fail to work out at deal within 30 hours.
Now what will they do will id they work out a deal. Will they throw him into the fire right away or will they bring him along so he can learn the American game and be a factor in the 2013 season? What ever they do they still wont be a 1st place team. The Rangers are on the Mitch Moreland bandwagon hard. Moreland is a good defensive first basemen and an average hitter. But for the Rangers to be a real competitor they need to do two things 1. Only play night games and 2. Hope and pray that the next 5 years Pujols and Wilson do not show up to games. Without Wilson as their sad excuse for an ace and Darvish in. It looks like this Colby Lewis, Alexi Ogando , Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, and Neftali Feliz . That is just a lot of question marks right there. Ogando who was straight up fire to start the season but fell off do to lack of experience and puttering out , the Rangers have been waiting for Derek Holland to come through and during the post season he showed up with a pedo stache and had some clutch performances. But with Feliz, Darvish and Nathan being huge parts of this teams success it will be hard for them to capture the crown.
I know how this might look. You might say that I have shown I do not favor Japanese players and the records will prove me right that they are over rated and the only good Japanese player of all time is Ichro. Say what you will I watch enough baseball to know that he will be the only one to go into the Hall of Fame...…Ugh thats it I can't think of anymore. I am watching some Simpsons episodes and NFL primetime. So I have a lessing interest level on baseball right now. I just want to leave you with one lasting piece of wisdom. The Texas Rangers are over rated. Start getting into the Christmas Spirit