According to the New York Post, the Blue Jays' bid for Yu Darvish was not only higher than the Yankees', but also stands a good chance of winning the rights to the Japanese right hander. If true, the aggressive move by Toronto could immediately make them a contender in the A.L. East.
The Yankees may have lost out on Darvish, but the team is currently negotiating with another potential Japanese import. Earlier in the week, it was reported that the Yankees were pursuing a sign and trade with short stop Hiroyuki Nakajima, but Buster Olney tweeted that isn't the case.
If the Yankees have designs on Athletics' left hander Gio Gonzalez, they'd better get in line. Within the last few days, the Tigers, Mariners, Nationals, Blue Jays, and even the Mets have been rumored as potential suitors. Considering the initial asking price, the Bronx Bombers would probably be better off letting someone else have him anyway.
In case you missed it, and I am guessing you probably did, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, and David Robertson were honored with Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards on Friday.