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. [...]
Bidding for posted Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma ended Friday, November 5, with the Seattle Mariners being a potential favorite. Seattle reportedly submitted a $13 million offer for the exclusive rights to negotiate with Iwakuma, widely considered to be the second best pitcher in Japanese baseball after Yu Darvish. Darvish earlier this week indicated an interest [...]
Yes, I named two movies. I’ve seen the first several times, I haven’t seen the latter. Yu Darvish plans to pitch in America in 2012, reports Newsday’s David Lennon in a Tweet, which also mentions an impending divorce. Craig Calcaterra from NBCSports.com expands on the report, adding his opinion of “buyer beware” due to the [...]