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The Yu Darvish bidding ends at 5PM

Dec 14, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

darvish getty wide

You still have about a half hour to get your bids in for Yu Darvish. Bidding for the right to negotiate with the best thing to come out of Japan since … man, I dunno, lots of cool things come from Japan … ends at 5PM Eastern today.

As of now it’s thought that the Blue Jays are going to make a strong push with many suspecting that the Rangers will be in the mix as well. The Yankees have been rather quiet about it all, but you never really can tell about this stuff. The Orioles and Nationals and Reds and a lot of teams have said they’re out of it.

The winning bidder isn’t supposed to be announced for a while after things close. But you never know about that either. People leak things.

  1. lapsncaps - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM


    (pinky to side of lip)

  2. sknut - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    I was going to get my nephew one of those, but I will wait for the after Christmas sales.

  3. sdelmonte - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    I looked for this on eBay and all I could find was a slightly used Dice-K, now available cheap.

    • phukyouk - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:50 PM

      Some assembly required

      • paperlions - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:10 PM


    • evanwins - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:09 PM

      Don’t even bother with the Dce-K model – my neighbor had one and it just never worked right.

  4. Kyle - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Why have I all of a sudden let myself get kind of excited that the M’s might make a move here? I do not know, is the answer. Probably boredom.

  5. iainnyj - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    There could be 20 bids on this posting.

  6. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Let the obnoxious overpriced posting fee bids begin!

  7. natsattack - Dec 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Why can’t the Rays, to stop the Sox, Yanks, and Jays, just place a 200 million dollar bid, then not come to terms, and get their money back?

    • mcgee619 - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:01 PM

      Because they need to negate a contract in good faith.Or the MLBPA will sue and there goes the posting system.

      • mcgee619 - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:02 PM


      • djpostl - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:10 PM

        True, but they don’t have to go crazy and make it obvious they are not serious. Look at what the A’s did last year. Everyone on planet earth knew they weren’t really trying to sign the guy, they offered him peanuts knowing he’d decline.

    • bloodysock - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:14 PM

      You actually have to send the money to the Japanese team. The Rays don’t have $200 million lying around. If you can’t come to an agreement after good faith negotiations, it gets refunded.

      • lardin - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:50 PM

        That’s not true you don’t have to right the check until you reach a contract agreement

  8. Francisco (FC) - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    AA will wait for Boxing Day Sales!

    • - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:18 PM

      Doug McKenzie told me it was Wrestling Day. I’m confused.

      • hep3 - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:10 PM

        Ya hoser, eh!

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:22 PM

      I do not see the Jays bidding much more than $10 million.

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:23 PM

        Doug was often confused. Too much Molsons.

  9. muckthefets23 - Dec 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    I bid 20 bucks and a case of Molson Canadian.

  10. mojosmagic - Dec 14, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Does he do windows?

  11. uyf1950 - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Well it’s been reported that neither the Yankees or the Red Sox submitted bids for Darvish. It looks like the favorite(s) are: Blue Jays and Rangers.

    • uyf1950 - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:57 PM

      Apparently MLB TradeRumors initially reported Buster Onley report incorrectly it has since been corrected. The Yankees did submit a bid.

  12. foreverchipper10 - Dec 15, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Look at him going all giraffe-neck in that pic. Scary.

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