Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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 03:18 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, international, japan, nationals

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Chris Needham Posted: December 18, 2011 at 07:32 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 an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: December 18, 2011 at 07:51 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 08:08 PM (#4018980)
Yes, I think most everybody knows that at this point.
   4. Adam Starblind Posted: December 18, 2011 at 09:19 PM (#4019021)
Including you, as of 2:51pm.
   5. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: December 18, 2011 at 09:47 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 09:55 PM (#4019030)
More like 3:07:40pm.
   7. Chris Needham Posted: December 18, 2011 at 10:17 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sheer Tim Foli
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2018 May 21: President takes British royalty to a baseball game, May 15, 1991
(558 - 6:55am, May 23)
Last: Joe Bivens Hereby Demands!

NewsblogHader's feats generating All-Star, Cy Young buzz
(31 - 6:35am, May 23)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogYankees should trade for Paxton.
(33 - 5:52am, May 23)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(2028 - 5:47am, May 23)
Last: Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB)

NewsblogMLBN: Kenny on Rays Starting Romo
(10 - 4:43am, May 23)
Last: QLE

NewsblogMets “Showing Interest” In Jose Bautista
(20 - 3:27am, May 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAstros Release Currently Suspended Ex-Top Prospect Jon Singleton
(23 - 2:19am, May 23)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogIt wasn't the plans, it was Beauty killed the OMNICHATTER! for May 22, 2018
(90 - 2:11am, May 23)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(4738 - 12:32am, May 23)
Last: sardonic

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(2178 - 12:23am, May 23)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogWhitey Herzog Offered Hernandez to the Mets in 1980, 2+ Years Before Trade
(47 - 11:10pm, May 22)
Last: Howie Menckel

Hall of Merit2019 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(118 - 9:35pm, May 22)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogTwins part with Phil Hughes despite owing him more than $22 million
(10 - 9:06pm, May 22)
Last: DavidFoss

Gonfalon CubsPadding
(23 - 7:59pm, May 22)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyEnjoy This
(35 - 7:50pm, May 22)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

Page rendered in 0.1181 seconds
47 querie(s) executed