Jon Daniels is in somewhat of a strange place right now. The Rangers GM would like to give his in-depth analysis of Yu Darvish and talk about how the 25-year-old right-hander will fit into the future rotation.
But it's not in his best interest to do that right now.
While it was announced Monday night that the Rangers placed the winning bid for the Japanese pitcher, Daniels and his staff won't see him in a Texas uniform if they fail to negotiate a contract in the next 30 days.
"I want to explain to our fans how excited we are to have this opportunity," Daniels said Tuesday morning on the Ben and Skin Show (KESN-FM), "but I can't get too in-depth about it because we've got an active negotiation that we're about to get into. I can't really touch on the details, too much is behind the scenes at this time, but I certainly look forward to when we can."
Just to have the ability to negotiate with Darvish, the Rangers bid 51.7 million. However...