Cubswin11 wrote:Here's an outside the box idea.... If Darvish/Dodgers really want to get back together, tell the Dodgers we'll take Kemp and Ryu all their salary but we need Walker Buehler to do that, throw in a prospect or something going back if needed. They are essentially trading Ryu/Kemp/Buehler for Darvish. Then we can go a few routes, go sign a remaining FA SP (even just a Hellickson until Buehler is ready), hold and develop Buehler and let Monty/Ryu start the year as the 5 until he's ready or turn around and trade Buehler, Happ and prospects for Archer.
Maybe take Ellsbury, 3/68M left, make the Yankees pay what they can so we both stay below LT (if possible). We keep Darvish out of our league and get a couple of the Yankees pitching prospects. I know it's silly, but Darvish isn't dying to be here, so I don't want him on this beautiful team....until he signs and says all the right things.