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Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:47 am
Edited on: October 19, 2011 11:57 am
 
Yu DarvishBy C. Trent Rosecrans

We've all seen this before -- something's expected, a report comes out that it's going to happen, the principal comes out and says no decision has been made, decision is announced later and it's exactly what we expected to happen all along is going to happen.

Well, that's playing out in Japan right now with Yu Darvish.

The 25-year-old right-hander for Japan's Nippon Ham Fighters (for the record it's Nippon Ham as the sponsor of the team, and Fighters is the nickname) is going to be posted, Kyodo News in Japan reports (via Mainichi Daily News).

However, Darvish has tweeted that those reports are false and that he'll share any decision with his fans when his decision is made, according to YakyuBaka.com.

Darvish's Fighters are still alive in Japan's postseason, so it's unlikely he'd announce his intentions before the season is done.

Darvish was 18-6 with a 1.44 ERA this season -- marking the fifth straight year he's had an ERA under 2.00 in Japan. He struck out 276 batters in 232 innings. The Rangers, Yankees and Blue Jays have all been said to be the most interested in Darvish, who will command a large contract -- and a large posting fee.

It does appear, however, if he asks, the Fighters will post Darvish.

"If he wants to play at a higher level, then that's his wish," Nippon Ham owner Hiroji Okoso told Kyodo News.

Darvish will probably be playing stateside next season and should be one of the most sought-after players on the market. However, the arcane posting system -- which has all teams interested submit blind bids for just the rights to negotiate with a player -- will make things more interesting, that's for sure.

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Comments

Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

Rice K had lots of miles on him when he came over. Plus, he was fat and lazy, he often played video games, ate fried chicken, and drank beer during games.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Yal are fools!

How can anyone say anybody they've never seen outside of youtube and stats will nt be good.

Of course you think of Dice-K god for 2 years and now he's no more scarier than Koji Uehara..what about Hedeo Nomo? (sic)

Fools..wait and see what you get. Isn't that what we do with white guys all the time? Why isn't it the same for African-Americans and Asian's? Jerome Williams, he sucks cause he gave up 3 HRs to the Rangers in one IP. Yugioh Tateyama sucks cause he gave up a lead-changing GS..so get 'em outta here.

Don't hear that with Aroldis Chapman who couldn't and can't throw a pitch where he wants it..but hey he throws 105mph.






Just wait.. 



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

No one should want this clown. Every pitch, every one, he automatically turns to a side scoreboard to read the velocity, great for bunters and snub hits.  This is Gyroball Daisuke Matsuzaka in spades.  That's why the Fighters are so happy to post him, plenty of cash to them and they can get a better pitcher easy.




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

to this: for the record it's Nippon Ham as the sponsor of the team, and Fighters is the nickname

Was very disappointed to find this out, always pictured Ham Fighters as the Team Name and wondered what their logo looked like..



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

I could strike out most of the players in Japan. Those numbers mean nothing. He is not facing Big Ppai or Nelson Cruz there. I hope the Yankees spen millions just to negotiate with him, sign him for 8 years ar $200,000,000 and watch him never get above AAA.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

Does he throw a GyroBall?  Wasn't that Matsuzaka's eighth pitch?  In all reality this kid looked the part in the WBC and has tremendous upside so it shoudl be interesting.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

This kid has a chance to be the best Japanese player in MLB history.  He is the real deal unlike some of the other players that have come over.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Yu Darvish denies asking to be posted

Good luck to anyone signing the guy. I can't help but think of Dice-K and the hype surrounding his signing.


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