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DARVISH GOT THE BEST DEAL FOR A JAPANESE ROOKIE IN MAJOR LEAGUES
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 01:56 PM EST

Starting pitcher Japanese Yu Darvish will be pitching in a Texas Rangers uniform in 2012, he agreed to a 6-year deal worth approximately $60 million last Wednesday. Betting lines

Darvish accepted the agreement, which according to a source includes $56 million secured, just before last Wednesday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline. The contract appears 30 days after the Rangers won the right to deal with Darvish and his agents, Don Nomura and Arn Tellem, by agreeing a record $51.7 million posting bid. Sports scores

The 25-year-old Darvish was 18-6 last season in Japan with a league-best 1.44 Age and 276 strikeouts. He walked just Thirty six batters in 232 innings. Scouts have raved regarding Darvish’s fastball ability and what some say is a seven-pitch repertoire, which contains about everything but a changeup.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Darvish pitched in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was eighteen when he began his profession and, following an average rookie season, he was 12-5 with a 2.89 Era and 115 strikeouts in his second season in 2006. He’s been reproducible since then, progressing 93-38 with a 1.99 ERA in his
vocation in Japan.

The Texas Rangers think he’s going to be an imperative upper-rotation starter for several years and will do so as he hits what should be the prime of his career. It’s a crucial acquisition for a Rangers crew that hasn’t got a true No. 1 after C.J. Wilson left to sign a five-year, $77.5 million contract with the L. A. Angels in December.

It’s undetermined where Darvish will slot in the Texas Rangers’ rotation when the season starts out, but CEO Ron Washington has expounded that veteran Colby Lewis will start Opening Day. The remaining of the rotation will be resolved during spring training. The first 3 games of the season are towards the Chicago White Sox, followed by 3 at home versus the Seattle Mariners and their right hander Ichiro Suzuki.

The Texas Rangers’ attraction in Darvish dates back a couple of years. They had a scout at almost each one of his starts in 2011, and Daniels studied him in person last summer. The club has raised its Pacific coastal areas activity in recent times, with Lewis as its largest accomplishment story.

The Japanese player Darvish, visited Texas for the 1st time earlier this month to get an understanding of the place. He took a tour of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, watched a particular video the club put together for him that encompassed some of his pitching highlights, clips of the Rangers ‘ postseason runs and messages from Josh Hamilton and Ryan, amongst others. Darvish also met a few players, including Hamilton and Ian Kinsler, and conversed with Ryan and Rangers chief Ron Washington. He also had dinner with pitching Coach Mike Maddux.

“The largest impression I got, or the most astonishing thing that I saw, was how huge he is,” said Maddux, retaking the sentiments of Hamilton, Kinsler and Ryan. “He’s big.”

The big enquiry for Darvish is whether, unlike some of the recent Japanese pitchers who have posted in the past, his stuff can represent into the big league point. The Rangers ‘ scouts think they can and so does Lewis, who beat Darvish in 2008 when Lewis was pitching in Japan.

“If you’re capable to throw strikes, pound the strike area and get guys out, it’s of no significance what league you play in,” Lewis said last week. “If you can hold the fastball and do what you need to do to get guys out, you may have accomplishment here as well.

“He has overpowering stuff, especially in that league over there. The big matter that stood out to me was his fastball control. If he will do that here, he will have achievement.”


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