Back at the end of October, it was definitely too early for Nats fans to start learning the Yu Darvish Cheer song. With the passing of Wednesday's 5PM deadline for MLB teams to post bids for the rights to negotiate a contract with Darvish, it could be time soon. See video above, just in case. Well, IF the Nats put in a bid. Nary a peep from the Nats. Maybe Rizzo's afraid of being blasted for losing another bidding war (see Chapman, Aroldis; Buehrle, Mark)?
We're told by an anonymous source who is usually right more than he is wrong about these Nats-related things that Rizzo told his staff that there needs to be confidentiality on this one. No chatter in and around the office about whether there was a bid. No leaks. Because leaking something could endanger a bid? We'll go all in: the Nats are in the mix, and hopefully as actual reporters like Mark Zuckerman have noted, a "winner" will be announced tonight or early Thursday.
Just in case, you should probably start learning that Yu Darvish cheer song...unless you're decidedly in the anti-Yu camp.
Then again, as of 7:45 PM Wednesday, Buster Olney reported that the Yankees definitely posted a bid. So forget it...