SpecialFNK wrote:I'm thinking conspiracy! MLB and Nippon did not want Darvish pitching for a Canadian team. I'm thinking Texas did not actually bid $51.7 but was in fact a bit lower. I'm thinking the Jays actually had a slightly higher bid, but the bid was known by MLB and they put in the extra money raising the bid to beat the Jays. yeah you heard me, it's all a conspiracy! (not really).
MLB is hardly a jingoist sport. They are always looking to internationalize the game and Toronto is one of the more cosmopolitan cities in the world. If it was Pittsburgh or Cleveland beating Texas I could see it, but not Toronto.