SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish, with a couple hundred people watching him, pitched one scoreless inning during Friday's intrasquad game on Nolan Ryan Field. Following the game, the Rangers rounded up the usual supporting cast -- hitters, manager and pitching coach -- to parade through the interview tent and dissect the outing.Not much notice was paid to Martin Perez and Neil Ramirez. People paid about as much attention to their one inning as they did to Robbie Ross the day before. Friday was the latest episode in the Yu Darvish Show. "I don't mind," Perez said. "It's easier for me and good for him. He's a good pitcher and a good person. I'm just learning how I can help my team." Times are changing in Texas. There were times in the past when three promising young arms would have been the talk of Spring Training. There would have been speculation as to which one of the three had the best chance of making the rotation, and how long it would take the others to get to the big leagues. Instead, in the wake of Yu-Mania, the crown jewels of the Rangers' farm system get their work done in relative obscurity while enjoying their first Major League camp. "It has been great," said Ross, who is ranked No. 5 on MLB.com's list of Top 20 Rangers prospects . "I'm just enjoying it and soaking it all in, learning different things and seeing what happens."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.