After Yu Darvish finished answering a question about his new $108 million, six-year contract, the 36-year-old San Diego Padres ace turned to his interpreter, Shingo Horie, and added a thought.

"He still doesn't believe if this is true or not; if it's a prank," Horie said.

It's true, all right. Neither Darvish nor the Padres think the tall right-hander is anywhere close to being finished.