The huge contract the New York Yankees gave Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka didn't go unnoticed by Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish.

Darvish, who helped set the bar with his $56-million deal before the 2012 season, was surprised by Tanaka's seven year, $155-million deal.

Tanaka may have benefited from the new posting system but the bottom-line number stood out to Darvish, who talked to the media Tuesday for the first time this spring.