Now, this would be quite the get for the Cubs. Being that Yu Darvish is a free agent after this season, it would signal that they’re going for a repeat championship.
It would also require a massive amount of players to make it happen. Darvish may have an injury history, but when he’s on, he’s one of the best pitchers in the game and is having a great season thus far. Plus the Rangers are probably going to be sellers at the deadline.
Getting Darvish would make quite the splash. If the Cubs can pull it off and make the postseason, then they’ll most definitely be the favorites again. Theo Epstein remains quiet on his plans at the deadline. So chances are we won’t know what he’s trying to do until it’s finally done.