The winning bid for star Japense starting pitcher, and hottest name on the current free agent market, Yu Darvish is expected to be revealed tonight, according to CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler.
Per Darvish agent @donnomura Fighters decision (they'll accept) and winning team will come tonight US time— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 19, 2011
Though it is still expected that the winning bid for Darvish was put in by the Toronto Blue Jays, the Chicago Cubs did reportedly enter a competitive bid, and in no means should be ruled out. If the Cubs are indeed awarded negotiating rights with Darvish, and if the two sides can come to a deal, the starting staff on the North Side could look radically different come Opening Day, especially if rumors of Matt Garza being traded come to fruition.
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