Found January 22, 2012 on Suicide Squeeze:
PLAYERS: Nolan RyanYu Darvish
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Just when you thought the Texas Rangers maybe done with major additions to their team for the 2012 sesason, CEO Nolan Ryan says, “Not so fast.” During a recent radio talk show with 103.3 KESN-FM, the Hall of Famer told Galloway and Company that despite the $100 million signing of Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish the

Maddux confident Darvish will return ready

FORT WORTH, Texas Texas right-hander Yu Darvish is back in Japan training without the Rangers keeping tabs on him. That's fine with Texas pitching coach Mike Maddux. "He'll be on his own," Maddux said. "You've got to remember he's a veteran player. He's 25, but he's a veteran player. I'm pretty sure their spring training programs have...

Hamilton excited to see what Darvish brings

ARLINGTON, Texas The biggest name the Texas Rangers had until Friday night showed up for the Yu Darvish press conference. Outfielder Josh Hamilton came away very impressed with what he saw out of his newest teammate, who has an international following. "I know he's going to enjoy playing here in Texas," said Hamilton, who was the lone Ranger at the event. "I...

Texas formally introduces Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish

ARLINGTON, Texas - Yu Darvish has been formally introduced by the Texas Rangers. In a Friday night news conference...

Darvish arrives, prepares for adjustments in U.S.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish leaned over and looked at his name and the No. 11 on the back of his Texas Rangers jersey. Then he looked up and smiled.

Rangers introduce Yu Darvish

Rangers give Japanese phenom Yu Darvish a Texas-sized welcome.

Yu Darvish and Brad Hawpe Analysis

This week I will provide my analysis on both of the Rangers’ moves this week, the signing of Yu Darvish, and the signing of Brad Hawpe. I also provided a look-ahead for the rest of the offseason. This post will be a fairly short one as I was gone all of Saturday at a church retreat.YU DARVISH: I really like this signing, as I think Yu is a future ace, and the Rangers are getting...

Yu Darvish signing means more mania for Japanese media

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Latest On Prince Fielder

Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan said that it would be "pretty hard to think" that a deal with Prince Fielder would develop in an interview yesterday with ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, writes Richard Durrett of  However, Ryan also conceded that things can always change as he added, "when you think you’re out of something, you get up the next day and find out opportunities...

Week In Review: 1/15/12 - 1/21/12

Let's take a look back at a busy week here at MLBTR.. The Rangers agreed to sign Yu Darvish to a six-year deal in the $60MM range.  Bonuses in the deal could tack another $10MM on to the contract.  Darvish can opt out of the contract after the fifth year but must hit high-end award levels in order to earn that option.  The right-hander will earn $5.5MM in 2012, $9...

Darvish > A couple of Cowboys assistant coaches

As a wee elementary school lad when Nolan Ryan was brought to the Rangers back in the day, it's hard to remember the spectacle. It's also hard to imagine it being bigger than Friday's at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Yu Darvish was introduced at a Rangers press conference that was loaded with media folks from across the globe. Earlier in the week, the Cowboys held an...

Rangers chairman says free-agent Fielder too pricey

Texas Rangers co-chairman of the board Bob Simpson was open and honest about rumors that the team is looking at free-agent first baseman Prince Field, stating that the Rangers would rather re-sign outfielder Josh Hamilton."He's been considered, but given our set of cards, too pricey," Simpson said of Fielder during the team’s official introduction of new pitcher Yu...

Rangers co-owner talks about Prince Fielder, team finances

ARLINGTON, Texas - The first Texas Rangers dignitary Yu Darvish posed with for pictures Friday night after...
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