If you are among those who do not want anymore breathless updates about the Yu Darvish pursuit, I must apologize. This is an Obsessive Watch, after all.
For those of you who do want those updates, a couple Twins beat writer reply tweets to share with you this afternoon (with a h/t to @FullCountTommy for spotting one, which got me poking around for the other):
hard to say. I think it still would be a bit of a surprise if Twins signed him. but they are in on him.
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) January 25, 2018
Twins official doesn't know the day. Just told they are still in it. Cubs will be tough to top.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) January 25, 2018
So, then, all anyone on the Twins side seems to know right now is that they were told the Twins are still in the hunt. Whether you can call the Cubs a favorite is probably a matter of debate (it’s possible the sports books think they are), but the fact that – as of today – the Twins believe they are still in it certainly suggests that a deal is not imminent with the Cubs.