Sport MLB free agent rumors: Yu Darvish reportedly tops Twins offseason wish list

18:41  14 november  2017
18:41  14 november  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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  MLB trade rumors 2017: Chris Archer, Gerrit Cole headline starting pitchers who could be dealt So, your team needs rotation help this offseason. That could be a challenge. © (Getty Images) From left: Marcus Stroman, Chris Archer, Gerrit Cole There are a few big-name free-agent starters out there, Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta, who are going to make lots of money. There are a couple of reliable starters with a full season under their belts after Tommy John surgery, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb. After that, though? MORE: Where the top 20 MLB free agents might end upYou get into question marks, because inconsistency or age or other reasons make a three- or four-year deal seem risky.

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This year’s top free agent candidate that would fit would be Yu Darvish , but he could be financially out of the Minnesota Twins ’ reach. Much like Darvish returning to health in 2017, Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn were both returning to the mound after being off the mound due to injury

a man in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: Yu Darvish © (Getty Images) Yu Darvish

The Twins snagged the American League's final wild-card spot last season, despite selling some assets before the July 31 trade deadline.

It appears the Twins could now become buyers this offseason as they have already been linked with a number of pitchers this offseason in an attempt to make it deeper into the playoffs next year.

According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, Minnesota is interested in a number of pitchers, with free agent Yu Darvish topping its list.

Darvish went 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA and 209 strikeouts in 186 2/3 innings pitched with the Rangers and Dodgers last season. Darvish pitched well early in the postseason but was torched in both his World Series starts, allowing a combined eight earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings pitched.

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Top 50 MLB Free Agents With Predictions. 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Tracker. Former Rangers ace and soon-to-be free agent Yu Darvish is not atop their offseason wish list , Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports.

Top 50 MLB Free Agents With Predictions. 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Tracker. Former Rangers ace and soon-to-be free agent Yu Darvish is not atop their offseason wish list , Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports.

The Twins, in need of both starting pitching and bullpen help, could be busy this offseason. A cast of promising young talents leads their lineup, but the Twins are in need of a few more arms to team with Ervin Santana.

The report also mentioned Jake Arrieta and Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn as possible targets.

Minnesota has also reportedly shown interest in Reds closer Raisel Iglesias, who managed 28 saves with 92 strikeouts and a 2.49 ERA in just 76 innings last season on a bad Reds team.

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