3. Source: Remember how the Jays were expected to be such big players in the Yu Darvish bidding? Well, one official said that Toronto actually finished third in the bidding, behind the Rangers and Cubs, and that no bid was within $35 million of what Texas tendered.
... and even if I do believe it, what's done is done, and I highly doubt the Rangers harbor any regrets about it. They had their number in mind, they committed to it, and they got the guy they wanted. The first person to try and analogize this to Tom Hicks bidding against himself for A-Rod gets a #battoss to the skull.