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

18:41  14 november  2017
18:41  14 november  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

World Series 2017: Yu Darvish couldn't find redemption as Dodgers fans hoped for revenge

  World Series 2017: Yu Darvish couldn't find redemption as Dodgers fans hoped for revenge To say Game 7 of the World Series didn’t go the way Yu Darvish would have liked is an understatement. For him, it was supposed to be a redemption game. For Dodgers fans, it was supposed to be a revenge game. Neither was achieved, as the Dodgers fell Wednesday to the now-world champion Astros 5-1.“This pain is going to stay with me for a while,” Darvish said through his translator after the game.MORE: Three takeaways from Astros' World Series winIt all seems a little unfair. The Dodgers acquired Darvish at the trade deadline specifically for big starts like this one.

Darvish struggled during the World Series, but he is still a hot commodity heading into the offseason .

Darvish struggled during the World Series, but he is still a hot commodity heading into the offseason .

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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Darvish struggled during the World Series, but he is still a hot commodity heading into the offseason .

MLB free agent rumors : Cubs, Yu Darvish agree to six-year deal. The Cubs and Yu Darvish agreed to a six-year deal Saturday. The Twins snagged the American League 's final wild-card spot last season , despite selling some assets before the July 31 trade deadline.

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.

MLB free agent rumors: Brewers interested in market's top starting pitchers .
The Brewers narrowly missed out on the postseason this year, after surprising in the NL Central division.Having just missed out on the postseason, Milwaukee enters the offseason among the most intriguing teams. Not usually known as big spenders, the Brewers find themselves with a conundrum.

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