January 17, 2012
Darvish deadline approaching for Rangers
By The Sports Xchange
With the deadline for the Texas Rangers to sign Yu Darvish quickly approaching, the sticking point remains contract length.
Texas has until 4 p.m. CT to agree with Darvish, or the highly touted pitcher will return to Japan. According to Yahoo! Sports, the Rangers want to a six-year deal similar to the one Daisuke Matsuzaka signed in 2007, but Darvish prefers five years, so he can enter free agency sooner.
The report describes the chances of an agreement falling through as “minimal.”