today is the deadline.
The Rangers have until 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday to work out a contract with Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish.
The Rangers secured an exclusive 30-day negotiating window with a record $51,703,411 posting fee last month. Most expect a deal will get done, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reported early Wednesday morning that the Rangers' optimism had "waned" a bit. Darvish is believed to be looking for a five-year deal in the range of $75 million while the Rangers have reportedly offered a contract similar to the six-year, $52 million deal Daisuke Matsuzaka signed with the Red Sox in December of 2006.
so what happens if there is no contract by the today? is that posting fee already gone and can't be returned? if there is no contract, Darvish has to return and play for Japan?