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Texas Rangers Win Yu Darvish Bidding

Yu Darvish is the most sought after pitcher on the free agent market this offseason. The native of Japan hasn't pitched in the MLB but he already has front offices drooling. After posting a $51.7 million bid, the Texas Rangers now have a chance to sign him. If Yu Darvish signs, his team in Japan -- the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters -- will get $51.7 million. If the Rangers and the pitcher can't agree to a contract, the Fighters will be left.
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One MLB Team Will Pay Tens Of Millions Of Dollars Tonight For A Chance To Sign This Japanese Pitching Phenom

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (3 years ago)

The bidding for the right to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish will close tonight at 5 p.m. Then, the highest-bidding MLB team will have a chance (and only a chance) to sign the 25-year-old phenom. The bidding for Japanese ... Read Post

RUMOR: Bidding For Japanese Pitcher Yu Darvish Reached $50 Million

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (3 years ago)

If one rumor is to be believed, the winning bid last night for Yu Darvish, the latest Japanese pitching import, may have topped $50 million. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com mentioned on Twitter that one bid on Darvish was "sky high," an... Read Post

The Texas Rangers Have Paid A Record $51.7 Million To Negotiate With A Japanese Pitching Phenom

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (3 years ago)

The Texas Rangers won the rights to Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish with a $51.7 million bid. It's the highest bid ever for a Japanese player, about $600,000 million more than the Boston Red Sox paid for a chance to sign Daisuke Matsuza... Read Post


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