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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nationals do not bid on Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish

The identity of the team that won the right to negotiate with Yu Darvish has yet to be revealed, but it was not the Nationals. Washington did not submit a posting bid, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation, opting to stay on the sideline of a sweepstakes that will cost whomever lands the Japanese superstar upward of $100?million.

Damn it.

By the way, there’s another wonderful WaPo headline for Andy. Time to go back to grammar school.

Dan Evensen Posted: December 18, 2011 at 04:18 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, international, japan, nationals

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   1. Chris Needham Posted: December 18, 2011 at 08:32 PM (#4018963)
If you thought they'd be able to convince Old Man Lerner to shell may out just to talk to a player, you're a less cynical fan than I am.
   2. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: December 18, 2011 at 08:51 PM (#4018974)
If you thought they'd be able to convince Old Man Lerner to shell may out just to talk to a player, you're a less cynical fan than I am.


The money is NOT "just to talk to the player." The payment only gets made if the players signs with the club.
   3. Chris Needham Posted: December 18, 2011 at 09:08 PM (#4018980)
Yes, I think most everybody knows that at this point.
   4. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: December 18, 2011 at 10:19 PM (#4019021)
Including you, as of 2:51pm.
   5. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: December 18, 2011 at 10:47 PM (#4019028)
Including you, as of 2:51pm.

He totally did not read that until 3:04pm.
   6. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: December 18, 2011 at 10:55 PM (#4019030)
More like 3:07:40pm.
   7. Chris Needham Posted: December 18, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#4019038)
Ah, yes. I forget the large number of Aspergers cases and lawyers around here. In the future, I promise*, to be more technically precise with each and every one of my terms.

* note: no actual obligation.

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