Topps is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive multi-year autograph trading card deal with Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish. The deal also gives Topps rights to produce Memorabilia cards, Insert cards and Base cards. Darvish will make his first autograph card appearance in the upcoming and highly-anticipated Topps Tribute Baseball. The card will [...]
The deal is done. 6 years, $60 million for Darvish, on top of the $52 million posting fee the Rangers have already paid the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
Wednesday, January 18 marks the deadline of the 30-day signing window for the Texas Rangers and Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish. The Rangers have stated that they expect the signing to occur by the 4 p.m. CST deadline. The largest remaining free agent – in more than one sense – is first baseman Prince Fielder. [...]
The Texas Rangers, fresh from losing ace pitcher C.J. Wilson to the rival Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, have submitted the highest bid for the rights to negotiate with Yu Darvish, reportedly $51.7 million. Prior to this announcement, speculation had centered on Texas and the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rangers have 30 days to negotiate [...]
Don Nomura, the agent for Yu Darvish, tweeted Thursday morning that Darvish will be posted. With Albert Pujols going to the Angels in a monster deal, and nothing close on Prince Fielder and C.J. Wilson, attention will focus on Darvish, who will be posted in the next day. With Wilson likely not re-signing with the [...]