The Chicago Cubs have discussed a Yu Darvish trade with the San Diego Padres.
In mere days, we’ve gone from speculating about a potential Yu Darvish trade between the Cubs and Padres to confirmation the sides are talking about a deal.
The San Diego Union-Tribune piece marks the first substantiated report of the offseason when it comes to Darvish. We pretty much knew everyone, not just Darvish, is available if the price is right. Given his team-friendly deal and the fact he’s coming off a runner-up finish in the NL Cy Young race, it really should surprise absolutely no one the Cubs are talking about trading the right-hander.
No deal is imminent, as the report notes, “signals from team sources have been mixed on how far along those talks are.” But the fact that they’re happening, in my mind, is promising. For the last few years, I feel like the Cubs have been trying to row their boat from the middle of the river to shore with one row, spinning in circles and never getting any closer to land.