Yu Darvish Sweepstakes Winner Might, Might Not Be Texas Rangers

We're approaching the time at which the Nippon-Ham Fighters will announce whether or not they've accepted the high bid for Yu Darvish, and which major league organization placed the high bid in the first place. People have been trying to figure out the high bidder since the posting window began. Hell, people have been trying to figure out the high bidder before that, which, okay. We still don't know, but that doesn't mean we can't try to! Here, Buster Olney tries to:

Most folks guessing/assuming Jays have won Darvish bidding. But just got off the phone with an AL exec who speculates smart $ is on Rangers.

How this has been interpreted:

  • The Texas Rangers might have placed the high bid for Yu Darvish

What this actually says:

  • Pretty much everybody but one guy I've talked to thinks the Toronto Blue Jays placed the high bid for Yu Darvish

Conclusion? We still don't know who placed the high bid for Yu Darvish. It's not a surprise that we're talking about the Rangers and the Blue Jays, since most people expected this to come down to the Rangers and the Blue Jays, but until the Fighters go public, one's free to wonder whether there's another team that very quietly got into the mix. I'm not saying that happened, but if it did, would we know? Are you sure? Though there's little benefit to being secretive anymore, this is probably the most secretive process in baseball, so there's always the potential for a shock.

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