Top Bidder For Darvish To Be Announced Tonight

10:04pm: A Darvish announcement of some sort appears to be coming in about ten minutes, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca (on Twitter)

8:42pm: MLB won't announce which team won the bidding until Nippon announces that it accepted the bid (assuming the team accepts), Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News clarifies (on Twitter).  The Fighters do not know the identity of the team that won the bid.

6:15pm: The Fighters have "definitely" decided to accept the winning bid, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweets.

4:04pm: No firm time is set for the announcement, according to Morosi (Twitter links).  He notes that MLB officials are still waiting for word from Darvish's team and adds that it's just 7am in Japan.

7:40am: The Nippon Ham Fighters will announce their acceptance of the high bidder and the winning team for Yu Darvish tonight, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, referencing agent Don Nomura.  Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports notes that the announcement will be around 7-8pm central time.  Rumors so far suggest the Blue Jays or Rangers won the bid at an amount exceeding $51MM.


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Japanson
3 years 8 months ago

Nippon Ham Fighters calender was relased yesterday andit contains a picture of Darvish. That means he stays at Nippon ham.

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

Nah………..!!!!!!!!!!!!

ray1
3 years 8 months ago

The Ham Fighters already said they’d accept the highest bid.

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

And apparently won’t say who that is.

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

Dick, it is not polite in Japan to ‘hurry-up’ stuff. It shows disrespect to the club and the player.

3 years 8 months ago

Just a note: There are 6,371,773 people in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area.

3 years 8 months ago

Congratulations to the Jays, if this is true:
“Kevin Gray
Breaking: Announcement has been delayed… It’s coming. Blue Jays won the bid for Yu Darvish.”Even as a Yankees fan, I think this a great move for not only the league, but should make AL matchups more interesting next season.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 8 months ago

Saw that too. Anthopoulos is supposed to hold a press conference.. 30 minutes ago haha.

blurnandez
3 years 8 months ago

How the heck could the beat writer for the New Hampshire Fishercats have any insider information? 

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
3 years 8 months ago

She pays more on her daily trip to a fast food restaurant than the Fighters will be getting in a posting fee for Darvish.

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

Jon Paul Morosi is a liar.

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

I see white smoke!!

3 years 8 months ago

Idk, I suck at jokes.

Antiks
3 years 8 months ago

I wish they would just announce the winner already so the Canadians can go back to watching HGTV and leave the discussing of baseball to people who know the game. 

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

That was colder than Canada.

JP Legault
3 years 8 months ago

I wish they would just announce the winner already so the Americans can go back to doing their drive-by shootings and leave the discussing of baseball to people who know the game.

Antiks
3 years 8 months ago

At least make it funny.

JP Legault
3 years 8 months ago

I figured I would make it realistic.

3 years 8 months ago

BRAVO! BRAVO! ………go watch some hockey or something…

JP Legault
3 years 8 months ago

Shouldn’t you be watching American Idol or some other reality tv show?

3 years 8 months ago

Its the X Factor…get up to date…

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

At least humans are deadly game. Only wimps hunt maple trees.

JP Legault
3 years 8 months ago

We hunt beavers. :)

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

I thought you preferred Pujols.

3 years 8 months ago

I wish they would just announce the winner already so the Americans can go back to eating their Big Macs and getting fat and leave the discussing of baseball to people who know the game.     

3 years 8 months ago

Hey, leave Big Macs out of this bro…

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

I wish they would just announce the winner already so the Canadians go back to riding our coattails and leave the discussing of baseball to people who know the game.     

3 years 8 months ago

wheww… now we`re offended

blurnandez
3 years 8 months ago

lol…easy there, sweetheart.

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

One word: Votto. Another? Walker. Still Another? Jenkins. And many more.

JP Legault
3 years 8 months ago

You are expecting an American to know that? They couldn’t even point out their neighbour state on a map!

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Ayyyyy?

LanceKlein
3 years 8 months ago

lol

LanceKlein
3 years 8 months ago

Its getting really hard to read your comment.

PattySajak
3 years 8 months ago

Bumblebee Tuna?

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

Patty, go away …..as you can see below, this is an intelligent conversation. :-)

3 years 8 months ago

We should have a battle royal between Americans and their guns vs. a Canadian mob.

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

Blame Canada!

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

Yeah Canada…….the hope of the future for the USA …….. think: resources.
Oh yeah, and ideas about setting up a ‘just and caring society’. It is time America. Go Bruins!

PattySajak
3 years 8 months ago

Wheres the line to sign up for a sub prime mortgage I can’t afford?

3 years 8 months ago

Its not a good comeback if you use it more than once on one thread.

Hal_Jordan77
3 years 8 months ago

I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that the mystery team is Houston.

The Houston Rockets

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

We’ll give you back Jim Carrey and Pam Anderson if we can have Yu.

PattySajak
3 years 8 months ago

YU READY FOR SOME YU JAYS BASEBALL

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

SCREW YU!!

PattySajak
3 years 8 months ago

Gotta be more Darvish then that!

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

Pammy is done like dinner. No deal.

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

She was a throw in.

Kinger
3 years 8 months ago

So when’s this getting announced, so it can finally be over with lol…

DickHarden
3 years 8 months ago

That’s because everyone likes BJ’s.

3 years 8 months ago

*Peter Griffen laugh*

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

It’s a guy thing, eh, DICK?

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

BTW: Announcement within 10 minutes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

omega369
3 years 8 months ago

RANGERS

Runtime
3 years 8 months ago

TORONTO YU JAYS

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 8 months ago

OMG!!!!!!!!