It's Yankees Or Dodgers For Yu Darvish, Rangers Are Out On The Sweepstakes

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The spring training season is just around the corner, but many of the top MLB free agents are still in the market, including Yu Darvish. Over the past weeks, news has been circulating that Darvish's signing with the Chicago Cubs is imminent. But there are speculations that the 31-year-old starting pitcher is just waiting for either the New York Yankees or the Los Angeles Dodgers to make him the offer he wants.

Rosenthal said the chances that the Yankees and the Dodgers will come up with that offer is slim, but still it is not off the table. The Yankees, however, would need to make a big salary trade to make it happen, like Jacoby Ellsbury. Randy Miller of said the Yankees would have a better rotation with the addition of Darvish, but they would not be able to get him on the cheap.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, may already have the funds to sign Darvish, but they also want to stay below the $195 million luxury tax threshold. The Dodgers is Yu Darvish's number one choice, and he has previously expressed his desire to return to the team. According to MLB Daily Dish, the Dodgers are already working on moving assets such as Yasmani Grandal and Logan Forsythe so they can clear up some space on their payroll to bring Darvish back.

"It's very unlikely that we're ultimately going to bring in one of the upper-end pitchers at this point."