Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has called for a press conference tonight to announce his team has won the bid for Japanese sensation Yu Darvish, according to my industry sources. I'm told the Blue Jays will have a press conference tonight around 9:30 that will blow away the great fans of Canada, who've been thrilled at the idea of Darvish signing with Toronto. Both parties have 30 days to agree on a contract. Early reports on the Blue Jays throwing down "a monster bid" were accurate. The bid was likely north of $50 million, a much higher figure than most in the Toronto organization expected.
One of my sources: "How many tickets do you think we'll sell tomorrow? This thing will pay for itself."
Kevin Gray's site is weird. It doesn't link to the specific post but it's his latest blog entry.
EDIT: HAHAHA and now this.
RT @jonmorosi: #BlueJays official says no press conference scheduled. || after @Graymatter11 reported AA set a 9:30 press conference to announce Yu.
The NPB secretly hates us, right?
Edited by rembrat, 19 December 2011 - 09:08 PM.