The Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish shortly before the 4 p.m. CT deadline, meaning he'll be in a Rangers uniform and pitching in the States to start this season.
Best in the West?
The Rangers may have needed to sign Darvish just to keep up with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who signed Albert Pujols in the offseason ...
Wilson or Darvish?
... and also stole ace C.J. Wilson from Texas. Wilson is a proven commodity in the majors, but Darvish's potential is thought to be nearly limitless.
The AL East has been the home of baseball's model franchises over the past decade, but the Pujols and Wilson deals, plus the Darvish signing, could signal a changing of the guard.