Yu Darvish is officially a member of the Texas Rangers. The White Sox play the Rangers in a three-game series in Arlington to open the season April 6-8.
Could Darvish's much-anticipated debut come against the White Sox?
Obviously, the Rangers aren't close to setting up their rotation. But with Colby Lewis, Derek Holland and Neftali Feliz currently standing as the teams Nos. 1-3 starters, someone would have to be bumped off the opening series in favor of Darvish for him to face the White Sox.
This is just an educated guess, but I figure Lewis and Holland will get starts in the first series of the year. So it'll come down to whether the Sox will face Darvish, who will be making his MLB debut, or Feliz, who will be making his first career start in the majors.
If Lewis and Holland start the first two games, that could set up Darvish to start the series finale -- which just happens to be a nationally-televised Sunday night game. If that happens, maybe we won't be inundated with images of Nolan Ryan beating in Robin Ventura's head because everyone will be preoccupied with Darvish's debut.