One of Darvish’s biggest suitors just lost an important starting pitcher for maybe upwards of half of the season.
Category: Chicago Cubs Rumors
The former Cardinals closer signs elsewhere, Darvish may yet get that market deal, the Royals might keep the band together, and more.
The Rays are still planning to make a trade or two before the offseason is up. And the Cardinals may reunite with an old friend.
If the top suitors and the top free agents each believe they are justified in their position, only the pressure of the coming season will force a move. And even then …
The small market non-spenders will also get some heat for not signing up free agents. Also: once again, it sure seems like the Rangers are out on Darvish.
Even if the Cubs can’t get one of the top remaining arms, I’m here to say that the depth options this year are better than you usually see in February.
The big, big gaps between reported player demands and reported team offers remain, even as the guys who’ve actually signed wound up getting “market” deals.
That’s quite a gap in the offers and the expectation. No wonder it’s yet another “holdup” in the Darvish situation.
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If they can’t afford Arrieta, then they probably can’t afford Darvish. And eight years for Hosmer? Still?
It’s not just about the other bidders or the slow market or the Yankees and Dodgers trying to clear salary. It’s all of those things.
The former Cubs back-up catcher who briefly became the much-needed fill-in starter is headed out.
That glaring face is the face I’m making. The unpredictable Yu Darvish chase gets more unpredictable.
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Don’t count the Brewers out on a free agent acquisition yet!
If this is true, the Cubs can either hold the line and hope for the best or up their offer.
Brewers make another addition, more Darvish drama, and an old friend finds a new home.
Because you needed more Yu Darvish craziness injected into your life, right?
Another report that seems to regard the Cubs as a clear favorite.
Welcome back to the week – the week where nothing will happen. Or maybe it will.
Just playing it up for the fans, or are the Brewers still looking to make another splash?
The Cubs are still believed to be the frontrunner for Darvish, but things are still held up.
Ha ha ha ha ha YES WE WILL.
According to Hoyer, the negotiations are ongoing, and it’s not as if sides have simply dug in heels.
The free agent freeze-out continues, but the trade market has been fairly impactful this year.
The waiting game continues, but at least it seems like the Cubs’ odds are improving on Darvish.
Things are not suddenly looking better after last night.
It doesn’t sound like the Cubs are in on Lynn, and the Mets are bringing back Jose Reyes.