Mets Outbid On Darvish
Looks like Mets fans will not get a Japanese superstar pitcher under their Christmas tree this year, as the Texas Rangers narrowly outbid the Mets for the right to negotiate with Yu Darvish.
According to a person close to The Situation, the Mets’ bid of $17.38 — most of which consisted of loose change collected from between the cushions of Saul Katz’s living room sofa — was not enough to fend off the Rangers. Additionally, the owners of Nippon Ham were insulted by the “gift” of a can of Spam sent to them “for the holidays” by an unnamed member of the Wilpon family.
The good news, however, is that Frankie Francisco passed his physical and had the strength to sign his two-year contract with the Mets. Funny, the time between the initial announcement of the Mets’ agreement with Francisco and the official signing was so far apart, I had actually thought this was news. (Seriously … I called my friend and said “hey the Mets signed another reliever from Toronto, can you believe it?” and he was like, “dude, that happened weeks ago.” Oh, right, duh …)
But I digress …
What is your reaction to the Mets missing out on Yu Darvish? Do you think he would have been a pitcher for the Mets to build around? Do you have concerns about his ability to replicate success in the US? Should the Mets have checked a few more sofas for loose change in an effort to post a stronger bid? Share your thoughts in the comments.