It’s generally thought that at some point, Yu Darvish will be the ace of the Texas Rangers--he is making ace money, certainly. But according to general manager Jon Daniels, after Opening Day and the first week of the regular season, where Darvish is placed in the rotation doesn’t really matter.
"It certainly matters the first week, opening day starter and whatnot, but after that it's kind of irrelevant," Daniels told “Galloway and Company” on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM this week, via the Dallas Morning News. "We haven't sat down and looked at it."
As for Darvish’s debut on Wednesday, Daniels, like most everyone else around the club it seems, was fairly impressed though not all that shocked by what he saw.
"I thought it was good. His stuff's electric; you know that,” Daniels said. “The command was OK. He threw strikes. I didn't think they were his best strikes. ... I think overall he mixed his pitches. I think he used his fastball a little bit more which is what we want to see. His two-seamers that he threw were really good and some of his four-seam fastballs I thought he left up in the zone a little bit."