What’s done is done.
The posting period for Yu Darvish ended at 5 p.m. ET, which means all of the bids are in. Now we wait for an announcement and a decision. As you might expect, calls to Brian Cashman’s office and cell phone went quickly to voicemail as I’m sure the Yankees general manager is getting plenty of calls right about now.
If the Yankees say anything definitive about their Darvish interest, it will be now that the bidding has closed. Even then, this organization usually keeps its cards pretty well hidden.
It is amazing how thoroughly expectations have changed. Not so long ago, the Yankees were seen as a favorite. Now they seem like bit players, engaged only to make sure the price doesn’t fall lower than anyone expects.
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