The Detroit Tigers are in a pickle.
They haven’t made the playoffs since 2014, and barring some unforeseen miracle, that’s not happening in 2017, either. They’re eight games under .500 heading into Tuesday’s game, and their core group of aging players isn’t getting any younger (or better, likely).
Darvish’s 12-strikeout performance was his 32nd career 10-strikeout game, moving him past Hideo Nomo for the most by a Japanese-born pitcher in MLB history.
Even though the Cubs recently acquired Jose Quintana, they could still use another quality arm as they try to position themselves for a deep postseason run (if they even make it into the playoffs).
According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Dodgers joined the Cubs in scouting Darvish’s start Friday night. Los Angeles has been linked with a number of starting pitchers as they look to build more depth. A one-two combo of Clayton Kershaw and Darvish would leave hitters shaking in their cleats.
While the Rangers ultimately won Friday thanks to an Elvis Andrus infield single, they are still 18 games behind the Astros in the AL West. Texas is not often associated with selling, but they at least seem intrigued by trading Darvish.
The July 31 trade deadline is inching closer. Moves made Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale from now until then could shape the rest of the season, and Darvish’s whereabouts Cheap NBA Basketball Jerseys could play a large part in dictating which team wins it all.