Are teams playing coy on Darvish?

Are teams playing coy on Darvish?

Are teams playing coy on Darvish?

Buster Olney tweets "Now that Darvish has posted, teams have until 5 pm eastern dec.14 to make bids for right to negotiate with him." @Buster_ESPN

It seems like as we go on, less teams say they will post for Darvish. Of course teams could be trying to knock down his value. The blind post is always interesting to see how the posting goes. I imagine most teams will post in a post, even if it's low - just to take the chance.

Dylan Hernandez tweets "The #Dodgers won't bid on Yu Darvish." @dylanohernandez

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics bidding would be a surprise. Slusser writes said "So it’s pretty hard to imagine, even if the A’s were to sign Darvish long-term as part of their plan to field a competitive team in three or four years when a potential new stadium might be ready"

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News writes "Sources have indicated the Rangers simply aren't willing to make a $100 million gamble that may limit future flexibility. Especially since Darvish is unproven."

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe writes that "Cherington is saying no" on Darvish but there are still thoughts that Bobby Valentine could push hard enough for the Red Sox to make a play.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals plan on posting for Darvish. The Nationals haven't said that directly but Kilgore hears from Rizzo "Strategically, that doesn’t benefit us to announce whether we’re going to bid or not on him,” Rizzo said. “We’ve scouted him. We like him. We recognize his ability levels.”


By Truth and rumors
Friday, 9 Dec 2011


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