Yu Darvish To Be Posted Thursday

Nippon-Ham Fighters ace Yu Darvish will be posted tomorrow, tweets agent Don Nomura. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times tweets confirmation from Darvish himself, while NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman provides a translation of Darvish's message to fans.

We've heard in recent weeks that Darvish may be posted following the Winter Meetings, and that appears to be his case. His father had told reporters that there was a "50-50" chance he'd be posted at all, and in Jon Paul Morosi's Winter Meetings preview, we heard that Darvish may have become "disillusioned" with the posting system, at least in part due to Hisashi Iwakuma's 2010 situation with the Athletics.

All of that seems to be moot now, as the 25-year-old Darvish is set to get the opportunity to take his oustanding credentials to Major League Baseball. Darvish hasn't posted an ERA above 2.00 since 2007. HIs 2011 resume included 232 innings of 1.44 ERA ball with a whopping 10.7 K/9 and a 1.4 BB/9 that contributed to his microscopic 0.83 WHIP. He allowed only five home runs in those 232 innings.

To this point, Darvish has been linked to a number of Major League teams. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports speculates (on Twitter) that the Rangers, Yankees, and Blue Jays could be Darvish's most likely suitors.

He will be viewed as an alternative to C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle, the market's two most sought after pitchers prior to his posting. When Tim Dierkes conducted a poll of five agents and one MLB executive in October, the consensus was that Darvish's posting fee could rival that of Daisuke Matsuzaka and that a $100MM commitmement was likely. In addition to Nomura, Darvish is represented by Arn Tellem.

 


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165 Comments on "Yu Darvish To Be Posted Thursday"


notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

boom, posted

es0terik
3 years 8 months ago

S**t just got real.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Sammy agrees

inleylandwetrust
3 years 8 months ago

You’ve been saving that one for a few weeks haven’t you?

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

You got a secret wish up your sleeve by chance there? hoping by the slimmest of hopes that Bobby V has got henry’s ear with Darvish?

muskyfish
3 years 8 months ago

bout time

E Scalez
3 years 8 months ago

nippon *giggle*

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

gigidy

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

allllright

JackPackage
3 years 8 months ago

Schwing!

3 years 8 months ago

I remember last week when the biggest story on here was who would be the GM of the Astros lol. All this news is coming fast and furious now.

MrBaseball29
3 years 8 months ago

Yanks

Bob9988
3 years 8 months ago

Yanks won’t be quiet anymore.

rzepczynski
3 years 8 months ago

welcome to the blue jays yu

OhthePossibilities
3 years 8 months ago

Don’t you mean the Cards?  You’re not in Toronto anymore.

Richdanna
3 years 8 months ago

When AP re-signs with the Cards, you can say g’bye to big FA deals for… hmmm… about a decade or so…

3 years 8 months ago

He was making a joke about the poster being named Rzepczynski, not suggesting the cards are getting Darvish.

Richdanna
3 years 8 months ago

Gotcha….

Seems like i was 0-for-2 with that one single comment…

Bob George
3 years 8 months ago

As we head towards the end of the Winter Meetings I want to thank all of the writers for a great job keeping us informed. Your hard work is appreciated.

Lucas Kschischang
3 years 8 months ago

 Pretty easy job though;

Here’s a template to be a successful baseball writer during the 2011 winter meetings:

Marlins Interested in _________, Jays rumored to be interested as well. Decision expected soon.

3 years 8 months ago

$59M Rangers

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

marlins right?

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

Or Loria will go after Kei Igawa as a NPB consolation prize.

TheCrew
3 years 8 months ago

Actually I’m hearing Milwaukee Brewers send Francisco Rodriguez to the Ham Fighters for Yu Darvish and 100 million dollars. And my source is good.

All Day Réy
3 years 8 months ago

Sounds legit to me.

3 years 8 months ago

Dollars or yen?

BaseballFanatic0707
3 years 8 months ago

Yen, so the Fighters can go out and spend it on a few hams.

bergeraj
3 years 8 months ago

Let the Yankees comments begin!!!!

Yanksfan15
3 years 8 months ago

58M yanks

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

Ohhhh and the Yankees were out bid by 12-15 million!

Commander_Nate
3 years 8 months ago

Forget Wilson, nab this guy, Jedi!!!

RationalSportsFan
3 years 8 months ago

Excited for the good times/discussions this process and his MLB career are sure to produce.

BLEACHER_CREATURD
3 years 8 months ago

$5

rzepczynski
3 years 8 months ago

1 dollar bob

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

actually retail price is….

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

hanley ramirez and a 2 dollar bill

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

the price is wrong, B*#&#

3 years 8 months ago

To the Marlins for 6 years 75m probably. 

3 years 8 months ago

2847204932048303 yen

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 8 months ago

Just did the conversion rate for kicks. That would be $36,625,699,074,046 USD.

..and the Yankees win the bid!

Jamie Sayer
3 years 8 months ago

SO like, 1m a year?

Ferrariman
3 years 8 months ago

i’d stay away but thats just me.  Too much fear from Dice-K to forget.  That said, i think the posting fee is gonna be in excess of 40million easy, with a total cost of 110million for him.

NYYANKEES
3 years 8 months ago

Time for the Yanks to come out of the caves