Turns out I’m batting .500 on reports from Japan, as the one I posted earlier has turned out, it seems, to be correct. Yu Darvish is being posted. According to… um… let’s see here… everyone.
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports gives us some idea of a timeline, tweeting that if he’s posted Thursday there will be four day for clubs to bid, four more days for Darvish’s current club, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, to accept the bid, followed by a 30 day window in which to get a contract signed. “In other words, if this goes the distance, the Yu Darvish drama will conclude in mid-January,” he adds.
Morosi then asks, rhetorically, which clubs might enough money to spend tens of millions so late in the off-season, and tags three possibilities: the Yankees, Red Sox, and Blue Jays.
So… there’s that.