Today is the deadline for the Rangers to sign Yu Darvish, and all indications are that a deal will get done, though it probably won't happen until close to the 4 p.m. deadline.
Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers are "cautiously optimistic" about getting a deal done with Darvish.
If Darvish signs, Alexi Ogando is the most likely candidate to go to the bullpen, and Ogando says that, while he'd prefer to start, he's prepared to pitch in relief if that's where the team needs him.
Gil Lebreton has a column on the way the Rangers' rotation is being re-worked for 2012.
Evan Grant writes that the large spread between what Mike Napoli is asking for in arbitration and what the Rangers are offering helps illustrate why a long-term deal between Napoli and the club couldn't get done.
Thad Levine says he's hopeful the Rangers will be able to extend their streak of not going to arbitration with any of the three players who they still haven't done a deal with.