The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters have “definitely” decided to accept the top bid for Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish
by Matt S.
Not a surprise. The Nippon-Ham Fighters are expected to announce the winning bid late Monday night (U.S. time). Franz Lidz of Sports Illustrated reported over the weekend that the winning bid will end up topping the record $51.1 million posting fee that the Red Sox paid for exclusive negotiating rights with Daisuke Matsuzaka back in 2006. Most consider the Blue Jays and Rangers the favorites for the winning bid.