Really looking forward to the weekend, you guys.
Nolan Ryan says he is optimistic about getting a deal done with Yu Darvish. Keith Law, incidentally, said in a chat session yesterday that the Astros had a better chance of winning the 2012 World Series than Darvish had of returning to Japan for 2012 without signing with Texas.
Gerry Fraley writes that the Rangers have inquired on longtime Ryan favorite Roy Oswalt, who is still a free agent, after an injury-plagued season in Philadelphia.
Jeff Wilson has a story about Michael Young being named the team's Player of the Year for 2012, and lists all the Ranger award winners from this year.
Anthony Andro has a story on Craig Gentry, who says that he is hoping to win the everyday centerfield job for 2012.
Todd Wills' notes includes quotes from Adrian Beltre on being healthy, and Michael Young on a calm offseason, after last year's drama-filled offseason.