Thursday, December 8, 2011

WIN METHOD -- Yu Darvish

I couldn't let this go any longer.   As you all know by now, Yu Darvish has decided to play major league baseball and will be posted in Japan any day now.  Yu Darvish is WIN METHOD and would make a fantastic addition to the YANKEES.  This could be the piece that can carry the YANKEES to the 2012 World Series Championship.  The YANKEES will make a very substantial offer to win the rights to be able to negotiate with Darvish.  Yu Darvish if he had his choice, wants to play for the YANKEES, and he wants to WIN.  Those beautiful words 'wants to WIN', not play for himself, but for the team to WIN.  It is now up to the YANKEE ownership to open up the purse strings and earn the rights to Darvish.  After that it will be easy.  Unfortunately, the YANKEES can not control what some other team is willing to spend for the rights to Darvish.  If it was a straight up decision by Darvish, he would become a YANKEE.  If all goes well, Darvish could be a gigantic Christmas present to YANKEE fans from the Steinbrenners. 

If we do not get the rights to Darvish, there is one more option which I am unable to discuss at this time.  Hopefully we will not have to use any backup plans.

I should be home for the Christmas season in the few days.  I would like to wish all you WIN METHOD fans out there, the greatest and most knowledgeable fans in the world, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy and healthy New Year.  

Our goal for 2012 is crystal clear, another World Series Championship. 

From all the information I am getting, the YANKEE pitching in 2012 will be the best in years.  We have minds concentrating on winning and the youngsters will be blooming and growing.   28 in 12.


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Sharon/NC said...

Please let it be and let it happen.

Erica Nuyens said...

Great news WIN METHOD. This would be super for the fans and Merry Christmas everyone. Love ya,

Victor Gandozi said...

Hope we get him.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

It looks like Wilson didn't make the WIN METHOD cut, so the YANKEES didn't waste their time and dollars. A bigger fish to fry hopefully.

AAA said...

Darvish would be a great addition. Merry Christmas.

Bert Jackson said...

Yes. Happy Holidays.

bigbadwolf said...

The way I see it, Wilson wasn't WIN METHOD, so the Yankees passed on him. Darvish is WIN METHOD and the Yankees will try for him. Wilson wanted to go to the Angels and that is a plus for them and him. there is nothing better than playing where you want to be. That is WIN METHOD fact.

Cory said...

Thanks WIN METHOD, I should have known better. Now I see why the Yankees didn't care about Wilson.

Dan Evans said...

WIN METHOD has done his job. Now it's up to the front office. Get it done guys.

Eddie OConnor said...

Darvish and 28 in 12. NOTHING LESS.

Frank Sergi said...

Pujols and Wilson to the Angels. Scary. And people complain about the Yankees spending.

Zhaire said...

Let it be let it be.

Izy Hernandez said...

Yes, Darvish would be a fine Christmas present for Yankee fans.

Nate Berkus said...

Does anyone know if the posting bid for Darvish is a one shot bid or if a team can rebid higher if needed?

Steve said...

I do not know is this is still the case, but this is what I have found searching the internet.

A Japanese player who wishes to leave his Japanese club and move to MLB must notify his club. The club can then agree to place the player on a posting list with any other players on any other Japanese clubs who also wish to move. Nothing prevents a MLB club from discussing the possibility of posting a player with the player’s agent before the posting period closes (November to March). The posting list is then provided to the Commissioner of MLB who notifies all MLB clubs of the posted players. Interested MLB clubs submit a sealed bid to the Commissioner’s Office within four days. The Commissioner opens the bids and notifies the Japanese club of the amount of the highest bid, but not who the bidding club is. The Japanese club has 30 days to accept or reject the bid and the bid is not subject to negotiation. If rejected, the Japanese club retains the player’s rights and the player cannot be posted again until the next off-season. If the bid is accepted, the Japanese player must agree to a playing contract with the winning bidder by the close of the posting period. Only at that time does the Japanese club receive the winning funds. If the player cannot agree to a playing contract, his rights revert back to his Japanese club and no payment is made.

Paul Jekovic said...

I read it a s a one shot bid. That is why WIN METHOD said another team could bid higher and the Yankees would lose out. I see.

YankeeMike said...

If the process was bid and counter bid, Darvish would be ours. Gotta go with the flow and play by the rules.

Kev Mac90 said...

We should know if we got him about four days after he is posted.

Ty Keel said...

Has Yu been posted yet?

johnsondc said...

Darvish has been posted and teams have four business days to submit their bid.

William Mensom said...

If we don't get Darvish, we will still win the division and make the playoffs. We have many pieces down on the farm who won't cost a fortune.

RLA said...

Merry Christmas all, with or without Darvish.

Linda Rice said...

Sit and wait. Then, no matter what happens, move on.

Nick Polito said...

One other thing the Yankees may be considering. Darvish in a Yankee uniform will pack the fans into the ballparks.

Teena/Bronx said...

The posting ends either Tue or Wed next week. Four days and Sat and Sun don't count. Merry Christmas.

Quay Ho said...

I predict Darvish will be a Yankee.

Carl Hooks said...

You never know Quay. It's all about the bid.

bigbadwolf said...

Several forum posters are saying the Yankees will not make any offer for Darvish. Then again, we know they know nothing.

Deb F said...

The question should be, how much will the offer be.

Mike Smith said...

No matter what the offer is, it is a crap shoot. Any team can bid any ridiculous amount and blow any other team away.

Warren Hammond said...

Getting away from Darvish for a second. Here is a thought about Afraud.

The way Afraud hangs out with the young players reminds me of the way the uncle whom all the grown-ups can't stand, hangs out with the kids at family get-togethers because the kids are the only ones who'll put up with him.

Merry Christmas

Benny Pake said...

Just as long as the kids do't develop the frauds bad habits. Take his money and listen with ear plugs on.

Patricia Piper said...

If the Yankees get Darvish, Yankee fans will be able to sing 'I got Yu babe.

Laura Koehler said...

That was good Pat. Love it. Sonny and Cher. 'I got YU babe.'

will-i-am said...

Whose got Yu?

Vinny Ferrero said...

We will know in a couple more days.

Dan Geddes,TN said...

The hour is growing closer. Who gets Yu.

johnsondc said...

We may not know about Yu tomorrow. I think the Japanese team has four days to decide to accept the bid or not. So it could be anytime between tomorrow and next Monday.

Bert Jackson said...

No news is good news on Yu.

Maurice Gaudeaux said...

Love this blog. Best posters as a whole I have ever come across.

Al Ashton said...

Soooooooooonnnnnnnn.

Claude Reeves said...

The bidding is done. Waiting for an outcome.

Stan the Man said...

One way or the other we will know about Yus future by 5pm Tuesday, or it could be anytime earlier.

William Mensom said...

Darvish reported wants a 5 year/$75M contract. Assuming a $50M posting fee, that makes the deal $125M total. That is Sabathia territory, folks. We have tons of great young pitching talent in the pipeline thanks to WIN METHOD. It may be more prudent just to wait it out.

Andy K said...

Merry christmas everyone.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

You may be right William. Even though Darvish is WIN METHOD and would love to b e a Yankee, the risk may be far greater than the reward, if any.

Giambino said...

Probably will not hear any word on Darvish over the weekend. Unless it is late Sunday night, because it would be early Monday morning in Japan.

Eddie OConnor said...

I almost really hope the Yankees don't get Darvish. Just to much commotion. Just play WIN METHOD baseball.

YankeeMike said...

Who gets Yu? To be or not to be, that is the question.

Zhaire said...

Merry Christmas with or without Darvish.

Victor Gandozi said...

If the Japanese make the announcement re Darvish at 9am their time Monday, that would be 11pm here tonight.

Ty Keel said...

If Vic is right, the world will know in a little over nine hours.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Well it is now 6pm in Japan and no word. It appears they know how to really milk this fiasco.

Bob Behan said...

Whoever gets Yu may be selling their future for an untested MLB ready pitcher.

bigbadwolf said...

The Japanese have said they will let the world know around 9pm tonight who gets Darvish.

Erica Nuyens said...

Merry Christmas to everyone here at the WIN METHOD blog, and especially you WIN METHOD. Love ya,

bigbadwolf said...

The Rangers have won the Darvish lottery. The big question is, will Darvish be WIN METHOD in Texas?????

sid greenberg/nyc said...

If Yu wanted to play for the Yankees, I wonder how he will feel being in Texas. Far cry from the Big Apple.

Teena/Bronx said...

The future is ours. We have better than Yu on the near horizon.

will-i-am said...

I now can root against Yu.

Cory said...

2012 is looking to be a very nice season.

will-i-am said...

Think positive, no Yu is good Yu. Merry Christmas.

Yankeeforever said...

Merry Christmas

Quay Ho said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friends.

Tom Loughlin said...

So far it's been a grand off season. We haven't given away any of our gems. Merry Christmas and to a great New Year for everyone.

Deb F said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we strive for 28 in 12.

Len Genks,Iowa said...

To all, Merry Christmas and a healthy happy new year. And yes 28 in 12.

William Mensom said...

Merry Christmas WIN METHOD and his staff and to all WIN METHOD fans around the world. Have a great New Year.

Domenic said...

Merry Christmas to all the fans here at the best baseball blog in existence.

AAA said...

Merry Christmas Yankee fans. Enjoy family and friends.

Dan Geddes,TN said...

Merry Christmas!!

Izzy Hernandez said...

Feliz Navida

Eddie OConnor said...

Merry Christmas fans, friends, and family.

Maurice Gaudeaux said...

Merry Christmas and may God bless us all.

Pete H said...

The best of everything to all this holiday season and new year. Merry Christmas.

Linda Rice said...

The best to all fans here at the WIN METHOD blog.

Mike Smith said...

Merry Christmas and may we all have a 28 in 12 New Year.

Todd B said...

Best wishes to everyone.

Phil Jenkins said...

The best the season has to offer to everyone.

RLA said...

Merry Christmas.

bigbadwolf said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the smartest baseball fans in the world.

Nick Polito said...

Merry Christmas and best wishes to all for a safe and healthy 28 in 12 year.

Ted Lilly said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Juan Castillo said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Vinnie Ferrero said...

Salutations to all. 28 in 12.

Lou Lis said...

Merry Christmas and it is just over two months until spring training and 28 in 12.

Patricia Piper said...

Merry Christmas.

Stan the Man said...

Merry Christmas to all as I sit down to Christmas Eve dinner.

Felix Lopez said...

Midnight mass for me. Merry Christmas.

Mark D said...

A very Merry Christmas to all. And a very Happy New Year.

Tony Gigante said...

Merry Christmas. It's here.

Robert Mandell said...

Merry Christmas. Joy to the World, Peace on Earth.

Lon Chechov said...

Merry Christmas.

Victor Gandozi said...

Merry Christmas and wishing everyone a great New Year with a new President.

Laura Koehler said...

Better late than never. Merry Christmas.

Gene A said...

Yes all, Merry Christmas.

Paul Hirschman said...

It's still Christmas Day, so Merry Christmas.

Domenic said...

Me too. Merry Christmas.

Lee Askew said...

Back from the in-laws late last night. Merry Christmas.

Gus Papa said...

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and got what they want. Hope we get what we want with 28 in 12.

Giambino said...

All seems to be peacefull on the Yankee rumor mill.

Ken Shepherd said...

Merry Christmas

Alex Antonius said...

No deals no trades looking good. But I bet something pops.

Guy Rogers said...

Merry Christmas, better late than never. And a Happy New Year, the early bird catches the wqorm.

YankeeMike said...

Merry Christmas and a great new year to all.

Bob Behan said...

Lets get 28 in 12 and make the New Year a great Yankee year.

Carl Hooks said...

Happy New Year everyone.

Yankeeforever said...

I am really looking forward to the new year and Yankee baseball. 28 in 12.

Steve said...

I see Afraud went to a specialist in Germany to try to repair his steroid ravaged body.

Dan Evans said...

Happy New Year and best wishes for a successful 2012 season.

johnsondc said...

Happy New Year. 28 in 12

Eddie OConnor said...

28 in 12 for the New Year.

Frank Sergi said...

It is now time for 28 in 12.

Giambino said...

Is it baseball season yet? Happy New Year.

Phil Jenkins said...

I'll make a New Year prediction. Arod crashes and burns.

Victor Gandozi said...

I tend to agree Phil. Just hope he doesn't hurt the team to much.

Sergio Zapata said...

My wish for 2012, a championship one for the Yankees and their fans.

Tony Gigante said...

another year, another championship. Let it be.

Larry Little said...

Get it done this year.

Zhaire said...

Spring training is just around the corner.

Jen Vitter said...

Just everyone as healthy as possible for spring training and come in shape and ready to produce.

Cory said...

Bloom and grow, bloom and grow. Right to the World Series.

Dan Evans said...

Right on Cory. Grow your own. It costs less. The Afraud dollars are killing us.

bigbadwolf said...

Rumor has it Cesar Cabral is going to get a very good look as a lefty reliever this spring.

Steve said...

Isn't he just a kid with no MLB experience?

Gus Papa said...

Wasn't he involved with KC and the sux some how?

William Mensom said...

Yankees acquired LHP Cesar Cabral from the Royals for cash considerations.
The Royals selected Cabral from the Red Sox in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. The 22-year-old left-hander posted a 2.95 ERA this season while striking out 70 over 55 innings between High- and Double-A. He'll try to make the Yankees' bullpen out of spring training. Dec 8 - 12:48 PM

The Yankees obtained Cabral from KC for cash just two hours after KC drafted him from the bosux via the rule 5 draft. Being just 22 years old, WIN METHOD may have pulled one out of the bag for the Yankees.

Steve said...

Thanks William. Good info.

Teena/Bronx said...

Things are starting to warm up. Baseball season grows near.

Yankeeforever said...

I wonder if the Yankees and KC scammed the hapless sux.

AAA said...

Lets start the new year out right. The sux suck.

Al Ashton said...

To the two previous comments. I hope so to the first and I know so to the second.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Can't wait for spring training. going to Tampa to take in a few games and get an early start on spring and some warm weather.

Juan Castillo said...

Here is what Cabral has done in winter ball since his acquisition by the Yanks.

Yankees Rule 5 pick Cesar Cabral has been dealing down in the Dominican Republic this winter. The left-hander has a 0.77 ERA through 19 relief appearances. He’s struck out 13, walked three and opponents are hitting just .171 against him.

In his past seven outings, he’s pitched 4.1 innings allowing no runs on two hits and one walk while striking out five.

Lefties at hitting .211/.286/.211 with no extra-base hits, but right-handers have been even worse, batting just .136/.174/.136.

Phil Jenkins said...

At 22, you never know. Much room for development and improvement. Lightning in a bottle.

Victor Tinzik said...

It will all work out. We are loaded with quality pitching from top to bottom. The pundits and stat frauds may not think so, because they are misguided and corrupted by individual stats, while what counts, WINS are over looked.

will-i-am said...

We will rock and roll this year. This is 28 in 12.

Stan the Man said...

Jorge Posada, the best catcher in baseball over the past 2o years is retiring, wearing no other uniform than that of the Yankees.

AAA said...

Hip Hip Jorge. Hip Hip Jorge. Thanks for all you did and being the winner you are. There will be a day in your honor I am sure.

Eddie OConnor said...

Posada will be a Hall of Famer if the writers don't screw him.

Erica Johnston said...

Jorge was a great Yankee. He will be missed.

Sharon/NC said...

Thanks Jorge, Good luck and best wishes.

William Mensom said...

Best wishes to the Posada family. thanks for the memories Jorge.

Bert Jackson said...

You will be missed Jorge. Next stop HOF.

will-i-am said...

Is it time for baseball yet?

Diana Stahl said...

We will miss you Jorge. Good luck.

Kyle L said...

No news on Texas signing Darvish yet.

Laura Koehler said...

Didn't WIN METHOD say Darcish wanted to be a Yankee. He may not want to play in Texas.

RLA said...

I think the Rangers have something like another 10 days to sign him.

Bev F said...

Wouldn't it be something if The Rangers can't sign Darvish. I wonder what Darvish will get if he stays in Japan. The difference may not worth him signing with the Rangers if he wanted to play for the Yankees.

Claude Reeves said...

One source I found says Jan 19 is the final day for Texas to sign Darvish.

YankeeMike said...

That should be right. Texas earned the rights to Darvish on Dec 20th. 11 days to the 31st and 19 days in Jan = 30 days.

Quay Ho said...

Six weeks and we have baseball, the greatest sport in the world.

WIN METHOD said...

I have it from the horses mouth. Derek Jeter is coming to spring training in tip top shape and looking far another solid year leading his team to the playoffs.

Erica Nuyens said...

Thank you WIN METHOD. Jeter is the face of baseball and our leader. Love ya

Jorge Hernandez said...

If the Rangers are going to sign Darvish, they are waiting to the last minute. Or if they have signed him already, they are going to wait to the last minute to announce it.

johnsondc said...

The Yankees have traded Jesus Montero and received Pineda from the Mariners for him and they also signed the Dodgers Kuroda. that's two solid starters for a player the Yankees had no position for. WIN METHOD stated """"If we do not get the rights to Darvish, there is one more option which I am unable to discuss at this time.""""

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Montero and Noesi for Pineda and Campos. Hmm even Campos doesnt seem too bad. I actually like this deal.
We lose a top notch hitter who for us was trying to put a square peg into a round hole.

Deb F said...

I am dancing with glee. What a nice surprise from the Yankees. WIN METHOD is a busy little beaver.

Ted Lilly said...

Noesi will do well, hopefully Pineda will do better. Montero gone give the team alot more flexibility,

Hector Lopez said...

What a nice two deals for the Yankees. Hopefully stronger pitching and a very good hitter that it would be hard to use everyday moved on.

Randy Wilson,CO said...

That gives the YANKEES a rotation of 1.Sabathia, 2.Nova, 3.Kuroda, 4.Pineda, and the 5 spot between Burnett, Hughes and Garcia. What depth.

Steve said...

I wonder what the Yankees will do if Adam Warren blooms this spring. Watch out.

Teena/Bronx said...

The other guy, Campos is a very good young arm also. All in all, looks like a very solid deal for the Yankees. Time will tell.

Carl Hooks said...

Pretty much ensures another playoff year with Jeter leading the way.

Gus Papa said...

With as many quality starters as the Yankees have, it takes alot of pressure of guys tow in even though they have to win. WIN METHOD know what I mean.

Linda Pardo said...

Great deal by the Yankees. 28 in 12.

Stan the Man said...

The Yankees did a fine job, dumping a very possibly real good hitter that they had no fit for.

Maurice Gaudeaux said...

This just has to be the most positive, glass in half full Yankee blog in the world. 28 in 12.

Warren Hammond said...

What do the Yankees have up their sleeve next?

Eddie OConnor said...

The Rangers are down to about 4 days with Darvish. It is said they are also talking with Fielder. Unlikely they will sign both, but you never know.

Mike Smith said...

The only reason to look at Fielder is if they think they will not sign Darvish.

Bob Behan said...

We save 120 million by not getting Darvish, WIN METHOD or not, and then get stronger and younger pitching and save money.

Anonymous said...

Love these deals. Now we are stronger than last year.

Yankeeforever said...

Five weeks until pitchers and catcher report. It's going to be a great year.

RLA said...

No Darvish yet?

Alex Antonius said...

The Rangers say it's a sure thing they sign Darvish. I wonder if Darvish knows.

Phil Jenkins said...

The Rangers may have to have Darvish just to compete with the Yankees.

Gus Papa said...

This is going to be a banner year for the Yankees. I feel it in my bones.

Kyle L said...

28 in 12. YES!

will-i-am said...

The Rangerss have 10 hours left to sign Darvish. It only take a few seconds for him to sign his name.

Randy Wilson,CO said...

I would be great if both Pineda and Nova improve over last year and Hughes comes back the way we know he can.

Steve said...

Darvish and Rangers have just reached a last minute six year deal. Pity the Rangers, they just spent over a 100mil on a pitcher who really doesn't want to pitch for them. Very not WIN METHOD. Look for this signing to hurt the Rangers.

Mickey Morch said...

Darvish cost the Rangers over 110mil for six years. I think the Rangers are screwed.

Giambino said...

The Rangers may not even make the playoffs next year and if Darvish turns out to be a bust or gets hurt it will be a double whammy.

YankeeMike said...

I rather have a 22year old Pineda than a 25 year old Darvish who has never thrown a major league pitch.

Carl Hooks said...

The competitive juices will flow for Darvish once he is with Texas, but in the back of his mind he will always know he wanted to be a Yankee. Lets see what happens down the road.

Erica Johnston said...

Love to see other teams spend millions upon millions. While we bloom and grow from within.

Linda Rice said...

Not getting Darvish has worked out better for the Yankees. They got a younger and possibly better pitcher with MLB experience and an even younger prospect for no money. WOW!

Saul Irving said...

As we go for 28 in 12 has anyone noticed we have not seen hide nor hair of any stat fraud losers.

Claude Reeves said...

The stat frauds can't compete with our facts. They live on suppositions, maybes, ill conceived man made formulas, and play in the fantasy world.

Sharon/NC said...

It's rainy and in the 60's here today and just 30 days until spring training opens for the Yankees. Hooray!

RLA said...

Stat frauds, when you discover that winning is why baseball is played and the players who help their team win the most are the best. then incorporate those facts into your fantasy world games, then and only then you may have something worthwhile.

Gus Papa said...

well stated RLA. 28 in 12. Nothing else matters.

Yankeeforever said...

I still can't believe how good our pitching is going to be. Deep deep deep.

Lee Askew said...

Yeah, this is going to be a fun season.

Giambino said...

Come back stat frauds, come back. We need some fools to entertain us.

Warren Hammond said...

Four weeks from today we open camp. Let the season begin.

Kornejo said...

Going back to the Montero deal I feel it's much easier to find a good bat than a good arm, worth giving up Montero.

William Mensom said...

Jorge Posada officially retires thanking his buddy Derek Jeter for keeping him focused and positive. True WIN METHOD.

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