Yu Darvish Sweepstakes
The New York Post is speculating that the Blue Jays outbid the other three teams competing for Yu Darvish.
According to Post’s unnamed sources, the Yankees’ bid is “not expected to top what the Blue Jays submitted.” The final results will be announced on Tuesday. If he signs with the winning bidder, Darvish is expected to net about $12 million to $15 million per year.
—-Who did bid and now is confirmed is the Yankees, Toronto, Cubs, and Rangers. (wouldn’t be surprised if Theo is making a splash in Chicago with getting Darvish).
Update, 7:19pm: Olney says the Yankees did make a bid for Darvish. Jack Curry said the Yankees discussed Darvish at a meeting today and made a bid at the last moment.
Update, 6:10pm: Buster Olney hears that possible, speculated heavy bidders are the Blue Jays, Rangers, Mariners, and Giants. (Link 1, Link 2)
At 5pm ET, the bidding period for Yu Darvish ended. We’ll be hearing plenty of reports regarding Darvish from now until the winning bidder is announced.
— According to Adam Kilgore, we will learn the identity of the winning bidder sometime tonight or tomorrow morning.
— So far, we know the Orioles, Red Sox, Reds, Mariners, Mets, Rays, Angels, Oakland, Giants and Twins did not bid on Darvish.