The Yu Darvish auction officially ended at 4pm yesterday, and rumors are swirling that the New York Yankees might have gotten trigger-happy.
What exactly are MLB teams bidding for?
To win the negotiating rights of Japan’s latest pitching sensation, and MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the winning bid is “sky-high.”
ESPN’s Buster Onley tweeted that the Bomber did make a bid, which I was hoping would not be the case until now.
Is Yu Darvish Heading To The Bronx?
From the start of this Darvish fiasco I had little concerns about GM Brian Cashman making a go-of-it with another Japanese pitcher after the Kei Igawa catastrophe.
The Yankees literally flushed $46 million down the toilet to get Igawa, posting $26 million for negotiating rights and handing Igawa a $20 million, 5-year contract. And trading Igawa was not an option because once demoted off the 40-man roster, his salary no longer counted toward the team’s luxury tax payroll; so if traded Igawa would have to be added back o...