Up to Yu Darvish to lead the way

Texas Rangers' ace has the stuff -- and the mentality -- to be among MLB's best

Updated: March 15, 2013, 2:20 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Sometime last season in late August, Yu Darvish stopped pitching to impress his countrymen in Japan.

He quit pitching to impress his new teammates on the Texas Rangers. And the fan base.

Finally, he started pitching solely to get outs.

Once he did, the results were sensational. Yu went 3-0 with a 2.21 ERA in September, one of the few who played well as the Rangers experienced one of the worst collapses in baseball history.

In the process, Yu laid ...

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