Now Yu are playing with us!
Yu Darvish has been very coy about where he will be signing this year and he is not giving anything away.
The Yankees have been one of the teams linked to Darvish, but according to him no offer is on the table, despite what one Yankees insider reported this week.
They don't give me offer yet樂 https://t.co/Zlp4KPLdzr— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) January 12, 2018
Rumors of the Yankees signing Darvish have been heating up this week. They reportedly know what Darvish would sign for and are currently working to free up space under the luxury tax to make him an offer.
The Yankees could either clear room through eating half of Jacoby Ellsbury's salary and moving him in a trade or by trading another expensive piece such as reliever David Robertson.
While they try to make room to avoid the luxury tax threshold, there actually might not be an offer on the table, so Darvish probably isn't lying with this tweet. Still, he has also proven to enjoy making waves on twitter throughout this free agent process.
I know one more team is in. https://t.co/exxubGP7Qo— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) January 11, 2018
If we see the Yankees make a salary dump in the coming days, expect a Darvish signing to follow.
Until then, though, we will continue to over-analyze all the reports and tweets out there.