With Plan A effectively squashed by the Marlins at the Winter Meetings, should Mike Rizzo put some of that money saved on not making any batshit crazy deals in Dallas to good use on a bid for Yu Darvish, now that he'll be posted? Of course he should!
Up above is a 9+ minute Yu Darvish 2011 strikeout highlight reel, in Japanese, in which Yu tops out at 155 (km/h, of course). Might be all 276 of his 2011 Ks included: but we lost count around 35.
So, Mike Rizzo: will the Nats get in on the Darvish bidding war?
"Strategically, that doesn’t benefit us to announce whether we’re going to bid or not on him. We’ve scouted him. We like him. We recognize his ability levels."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nationals Journal, 12/8/2011)
In other words, yes.
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