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Yu Darvish posting fee tops 51 Million which is just the right to talk to the pitcher. It serves as a deposit that’s refundable if a deal can’t be made in a month. The money goes to his former team, the Nippon Ham Fighters. What’s in store for the Texas Rangers? Paying him for a contract that’ll be risky. Darvish will probably be the best pitcher to ever come out of Japan and for some reason, we hear that with just about every big name pitcher, like Nomo, Irabu, and Dice-K. This one is the real. Legendary ex-pitcher and CEO, president and owner of the Rangers, Nolan Ryan might see something a lot of others can’t in Darvish and perhaps that a great sign. Ryan pitched competitively through his mid 40s and had a fastball and once had the fastest pitch at 101mph. Will Darvish make it? It’s not the best market for a Japanese pitcher, but it might be the right team.   Meanwhile, here’s a Nolan Ryan clip you must see. At 46… [youtube]HddrB7F66iM[/youtube]
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