That's the right move, CP. Theo has no choice but to rebuild from the ground up. It's going to be a tough year or two for you Cubs fans.
Reds nearly paid a king's ransom for Latos. I think he's a very good #2, but can he anchor a rotation as the ace? I like the Alonso kid and overall San Diego (Byrnes) won on the deal. Like some of you have mentioned, where does Rizzo end up? Wrigley is a likely destination and I would personally part with Garza for him.
Now on to Yu Darvish. First, I'm surprised the posting fee was only slightly higher than Dice K's. Toronto might have backed down because of rumors that Darvish would be reluctant to play for the Jays. His agent declared Darvish's intent to play somewhere on the West Coast. Yu is going to get a contract similar to C.J. Wilson's deal in the five-year, $75 million range. Still shocked the Yanks didn't maneuver harder for Wilson, Pro. Understandably Boston was reluctant to post for Yu because of Dice K's history with the club, and same with the Yanks and Igawa. The move for Yu Darvish is certainly risky but a necessary power move for Texas to counter the Angels' big off-season additions. Ryan and Daniels have done quite enough to gain the trust and credibility from baseball credits. The Rangers probably have the best front office in all of baseball, so I firmly believe Darvish was properly scouted and the move was heavily calculated. The next big splash they can make is to sign Prince. In the big picture, I'd much rather have Darvish and Prince over Wilson and Pujols. If the Rangers can indeed land Fielder, that places them right back over the Angels for favorites in the division and perhaps the entire American League. Lastly, as you guys know I'm very sold on Yu Darvish. I understand the risk factor involved but he throws with good velocity in the mid-90s and can use a wide assortment of different pitches. I fully expect him to help lead Texas' rotation and wouldn't be surprised to see immediate success. Looking forward, the more difficult aspects might be adapting to hitters once they figure out his stuff and also adjusting to the American culture and lifestyle.