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08-03-2012, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by The Amazing Ralph View Post
AA missed out on Chapman because he wouldn't pay up, and he also missed out on Darvish. Those two would look pretty good right now. Hopefully this doesn't happen when the next big international FA becomes available. To his credit, he was actually in those sweepstakes until the very end.
There's now a cap on IFAs. And no one knows how "in" the Darvish sweeps he really was. Just that he put a bid in. We were in on Chapman and that one smarts a little. Cespedes smarts a little in retrospect (although committing that kind of money based on private workouts and a video of the kid would have been a huge gamble).

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