With every passing day, it seems like we add another team or two to the list of parties interested in acquiring Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, who will qualify for free agency at season’s end. The looming question, then, hasn’t been whether the Rangers could move Darvish if they wanted to, but if they’ll decide that they indeed do want to make a deal.
Evidently, the Rangers have decided they will — at least according to Ken Rosenthal:
Darvish’s disaster start on Wednesday aside, he entered Thursday with a 115 ERA+ and a 3.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio — marks that support his reputation as an above-average hurler. He’s almost certain to be the most sought-after starting pitcher on the market, even with his rental status.
The trade deadline falls on July 31.