MLB trade rumors: Yankees scouting Yu Darvish, possibly eyeing trade

Yu Darvish helped the Rangers end their four-game losing streak Friday night tossing eight innings while striking out 12 in an extra-inning win, but until the July 31 deadline passes the scouts are going to be swirling and rumors will be flying about the possibility of the ace going on the block.

According to the New York Post, the Yankees had a scout in Tampa Bay to watch Darvish’s start and it was a good one to see considering he showed both the ability to stretch himself out deep into a game and maintain his velocity deep as well.

Analysis (Gatto): The BoSox, it appears, are making sure the ChiSox don’t get comfortable. Silverman, citing a source, listed six other potential third base trade candidates: David Freese and Josh Harrison from the Pirates; Asdrubal Cabrera and T.J. Rivera from the Mets; Eduardo Nunez from the Giants; and Martin Prado from the Marlins. Prado has been mentioned previously (see below). Reports Sunday night said Cheap Zach Parise Jerseys Boston had settled on a Brock Holt-Deven Marrero platoon for the time being; based on Silverman’s report, that Cheap Youth Baseball Jerseys arrangement won’t last long.

The result: The Rockies thought they were getting two reliable veteran starters, but Harris lasted just 42 games (32 starts) in Colorado, before he was released with a 6.60 ERA over parts of two seasons. And Hurst made just three starts with the Rockies before he left as a free agent. Ashby developed into an outstanding starter for the Padres (he had a 3.49 ERA in 173 starts from 1994-99) and Ausmus made his MLB debut soon after the trade, embarking on what turned into an 18-year big-league career.