Yu Darvish to Texas Rangers: 8 Reasons Why Prince Fielder Would Have Been Better

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Yu Darvish to Texas Rangers: 8 Reasons Why Prince Fielder Would Have Been Better
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The Rangers opted to upgrade their rotation with Yu Darvish instead of upgrading their lineup with Prince Fielder. Will the move haunt the franchise over the next couple years?

The Texas Rangers agreed to a six-year, $60 million contract with Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish on Wednesday afternoon. The contract was announced just minutes before the 5 p.m. EST deadline to reach an agreement with the 25-year-old pitcher.

Don't get me wrong, under the circumstances, both sides had to get a deal done or they both would have suffered severe embarrassment.

The Rangers would have had to explain to their fans why they threw up over $50 million to talk to the kid and suddenly decided that he was too expensive. Darvish would have been labeled as a prima donna who only cared about money and was too good to play in a smaller market like Texas.

However, the Rangers made a mistake. While the Rangers did bolster a rotation that has lost Cliff Lee and C.J. Wilson in back-to-back seasons, they could have made a better move...signing Prince Fielder.

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