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Yu Darvish News and Notes: December 10, 2011

by on Dec.10, 2011 @ 1:04 pm, under MLB, NPB

Yu Darvish news...

  • Nikkan Sports: Bobby Valentine told reporters that they probably can not afford Darvish.  GM Ben Cherington said that while Darvish could make a good number 1 of 2 type pitcher, he was already satisfied with the pitchers the team already had.
  • Sports Hochi figures six clubs will ultimately bid on Darvish (no particular order): the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, and the Washington Nationals.
  • Nikkan Sports thinks five clubs, in the following order: New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, LA Angels.
  • Sanspo reports on the costs some US media sites have mentioned:
    • Newsday: posting fee that could go as high as US$50M, total of about US$100M.
    • New York Times: posting fee of at least US$30M.
    • Wall Street Journal: posting fee of between US$25M-35M, total of around US$80M-100M.