Many teams have expressed their interest in Yu Darvish, and I am going to break down why each team could use him.
@jonmorosi at MLBN stated that the Cubs have “inquired the Rangers on availability of Yu Darvish.” It has also been reported that the Rangers have had scouts at the Cubs minor league games.
Yu Darvish would be a huge help to the Cubs starting rotation. Darvish has posted a 6-8 record with a 3.44 ERA so far this year. Just imagine a rotation of Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, and Yu Darvish. I’m just saying that would be pretty dangerous as the Cubs make a playoff push.
@jonmorosi also stated that the Astros had a scout in attendance for Darvish’s last start. He also reported that the Astros are tracking all major rotation trade candidates.
With Keuchel about to come back the Astros starting pitching will look pretty good, but one more big pitcher could push them over the edge and give them a World Series ring.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers were another team that was scouting Darvish the other night, and I think it would be huge if they landed him.
I don’t want to even think about the Dodgers starting rotation if they acquire Yu Darvish. The Dodgers already have two incredible pitchers in Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood, so just imagine them with one more all star pitcher. If the Dodgers acquire him it will not be easy to beat them when it comes playoff time.
New York Yankees
The Yankees are shopping for a big time starter, and one of the big names is Darvish. @jonheyman stated that The Yankees are checking out Darvish, Gray, and Garcia.
The Yankees have proved that they can be a contender in the AL east, but they might need one more big name pitcher to help them. With Pineda done for the year and Montgomery struggling lately the Yankees could really use someone like Darvish.
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