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Darvish posting still uncertain

Posted By Chad Jennings On November 20, 2011 @ 12:57 pm In Misc | 382 Comments

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[2]Not so long ago, it seemed to be almost a given that Yu Darvish would be posted this offseason. Now it seems to be growing less and less certain.

Yesterday Darvish’s father said it was “about 50-50″ [3]whether his son would be posted for bidding by American teams. The posting system is not particularly popular, and Darvish might elect not to go through it.

Why not?

My friend Jeff Passan might have answered that question over at Yahoo! Sports. In an article that addresses the beginning of the posting system — and Yankees assistant GM Jean Afterman’s role in it — Passan wrote last week that Darvish might protest such a system by refusing to be a part of it. [4]

“I get the impression he wants to stand for something,” one general manager told Passan.

If you’re at all interested in Darvish and haven’t read that Passan article, be sure to give it a read. Interesting stuff about a situation that’s not instantly familiar to a lot of fans here in the United States.

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[3] said it was “about 50-50″ : http://www.npbtracker.com/2011/11/farsa-darvish-on-yus-status/#content

[4] Darvish might protest such a system by refusing to be a part of it.: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-passan_yu_darvish_posting_japan_111511