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Yu Darvish signed

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Rackat, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    105.3 reports 6 year $100 million plus contract. Darvish will wear number 11.
  2. Sam I Am

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    That sound EXTREMELY unlikely. That is over $25M a year with the $51.7M already signed over to the Fighters. ($25.3M a year)

    Besides, they say it's a 5 year deal with a player option for a sixth year and it's also noted that some in the Darvish clan aren't happy about the dollar figures being discussed. That tells me $100M is not right. That is more than CC's deal that pays him an average of $24.4M


    ...unless that $100M includes the $51.7M to the Fighters. $110M / 6 would be $18.3M. That is more likely.
  3. Rackat

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    They said the that includes the $51 milion posting fee. So the contract without the posting fee will be well over $50 million for 6 years.
    They also said it was likely the 6th year is an opt out year.
  4. Sam I Am

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    That would mean it's about $8.3M? ($50M/6)
  5. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    I'm thinking it will be more than $50 million. How much more is the question.
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    SWEET...

    He is going to be the most watched pitcher in years come this baseball season...

    His unique talent will be fun to watch. I hope it translates to MLB...
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That would be awesome.
  8. Sam I Am

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    If it's sub $10M / year. Do they sign Fielder too? :muttley:
  9. Rackat

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    Mike Bassick (sp?) is saying that they are still trying to work deals with Fielder and Oswalt. Now, with that rotation and line up.....ooooh baby!
  10. Sam I Am

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    With Darvish I can't see Oswalt. I think Oswalt was strictly an option if Darvish didn't sign. If he did sign, it would have to be for cheap. (he has back issues, and is highly risky) They've already got an overload of starting pitching.

    I still can't understand the Feliz to the rotation and kicking Ogando back to the bullpen. I don't see Feliz as starting quality yet. Ogando has shown he can do it now.
  11. MC KAos

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    ZOMG if we can get oswalt and fielder, we would be amazing! GIT R DONE NOWLAN RAAN!!!!
  12. Rackat

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    CBSDFW ON TWITTER
    1053thefan Yu Darvish is a #Ranger and @1053RAGE is breaking it down RIGHT NOW! Get the details as they happen. #embraceyourRAGE about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite
  13. Rackat

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    Probably right on Oswalt, but it wouldn't be farfetched if they did sign him. Fielder would need to have a heavily back-loaded contract to make it work.

    I actually like the idea of Feliz in the rotation, but I would like to see Ogando stay in the rotation as well. With our prospects and current staff, we could make some hellacious deals at trade time.
  14. Sam I Am

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    If Oswalt wants a chance at a championship, he could sign for cheap. I'm sure the Rangers would look at that. He would be the senior pitcher on the staff. A good thing to have. Lee did a lot for CJ Wilson.

    I wouldn't count it out completely, but he would have to sign for cheap I'm sure.
  15. Rackat

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    Same thing applies for Fielder. He may sign for a "little" less for a chance at a Championship. I really like what the new ownership has done. As a long suffering fan that sat in the ratty bleachers at the old ball park and watched some terrible teams...but had a grand time...this is freaking exciting!!
  16. Sam I Am

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    I can think of a lot of reason to sign in Texas over Washington DC.

    1. Chance at a Championship
    2. Flat out better team
    3. A hitter friendly park.
    4. A short right field porch for a power hitting lefty.
    5. A first class team with a first class front office.
    6. Top 10 team in attendance. (Washington was 20th)
    7. Texas has better pitching.
    8. Texas has better defense
    9. Washington was sub 500 last year
    10. Rangers just signed Yu Darvish to add to an already good rotation.
    11. Playing in the AL where there is a DH for later in your career
    12. Rangers are already one of the best offensive teams in baseball.

    I'm sure I can keep going. :D
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  18. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    That's a hell of a deal. Even if he meets all of his incentives, it'll only be a 6 year $70 million deal.

    That leaves room for Prince, IMO.
  19. TheCoolFan

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    Pitching staff appears to be done. It already looks pretty crowded with Lewis, Holland, Ogando, Harrison, Feliz and now Yu. I think Harrison's spot will be safe because they need at least 2 lefties in there.
  20. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Is it not basically 110 years because of the bidding money? You have to forgive me on this. I'm very ignorant on how these contracts go.

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