Nikkan Sports quotes a Fox Sports article by Jon Paul Morosi that talks about the uncertainties of whether Yu Darvish will be pitching in the Majors next season. A snip from the original Morosi article:
One source with close knowledge of Darvish's thinking said Friday afternoon it remains "more likely than not" that the right-hander will come to the major leagues in 2012. The source added that there has been no deadline placed on the posting decision.
But consider the timeline of Daisuke Matsuzaka's posting after the 2006 season. About six weeks passed between his posting and the signing of his contract with the Boston Red Sox. If Darvish's process is of similar length, he won't sign with an MLB team until the middle of January. And that's probably the best-case scenario.