Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish officially signed to a six-year, $60 million deal with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Darvish, perhaps the most highly-touted player to ever come out of Japan, will be counted on to help shore up the Rangers' pitching staff following the loss of their former No. 1 starter C.J. Wilson, who signed with the Angels in December.
The signing also gave editors and headline writers across the country the opportunity to come up with their own witty play on words based off of Darvish's first name. ("Yu" is like "you," you see.) They haven't had this much fun since Hope Solo's run last summer.
For your enjoyment, we've collected some of the best/worst headline puns since his signing. If you really hate yourself, you can also create your own Yu Darvish memes on MLB's Google+ page, to amuse all three of your friends who actually have a Google+ account.
Yu Da Man! [ESPN]
Yu Got A Deal [ESPN]
Yu Better Believe It! [ESPN]
Rangers Show Yu The Money [ESPN]
Rangers make offer Yu can't refuse [MLB.com]
Yu Should Feel Home In DFW [NBCDFW.com]
If Yu Want It, Yu Got It — The Rangers Bust a Move, Sign Darvish [Lone Star Ball]
You Can Always Get What Yu Wants: Texas Rangers and Darvish Agree to Six-Year Deal [Dallas Observer]
We're Expecting A Lot From Yu [HardballTalk]
And for something completely different:
Whirling Darvish [The Economist]