BackgroundYu Darvish is currently a Japanese pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon-HamFighters. He has a monstrous 18-6 record with a 1.44 ERA and 276 strikeouts.The Texas Rangers are a baseball team located in Arlington, Texas. The rangersare looking for a new young ace to add to their rotation in hopes to return to thepost season and win a World Series.
ProblemsTexas rangersMLB TeamProblem - $51 million bid.30 days to negotiate.Yu DarvishPitcher in JapanProblem – He did not wantto play baseball in Texas.Nippon-hamfightersExecutive ManagerProblem - NoneMediaCreative DirectorProblem – The media spunthe story out of control.
positionsYu Darvish wanted to play for the MLB. The Texas Rangers wanted to acquirean ace pitcher for their rotation. Yu Darvish wanted $60 Million for 6 years. TheTexas rangers wanted $56 Million for 6 years.
interestsYu DarvishCultural differences.Leaving his teammates.Climate control.Texas rangersWinning a World Series.Young pitcher with long termstability.
BATNAYu Darvish vs.Texas RangersYu Darvish would return toJapan for another seasonwith the Nippon-HamFighters.Texas Rangers wouldsearch for a new pitcher.02550751002008 2009 2010 2011
Objective CriteriaMLB comparisons Boston Red sox Daisuke Matsuzaka