Don’t count on the Minnesota Twins landing Yu Darvish

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yu Darvish (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yu Darvish (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) /

Don’t get too attached to the idea of the Minnesota Twins landing Yu Darvish.

This has been a really odd MLB offseason. Right about now is when teams typically are signing some big names to some big deals, but the wire is eerily silent around baseball. That leaves us with rumors about the Minnesota Twins and pitcher Yu Darvish.

Darvish and the Twins have been linked together for as long as the new front office regime has been in place. General Manager Thad Levine was integral in the Texas Rangers landing Darvish a handful of years ago, but now can’t even get a meeting with the pitcher.

Darren Wolfson of KSTP and 1500 ESPN has said that the Twins and the Darvish camp are still trying to match calendars in order to book a sit-down face-to-face meeting. What decade are the Twins operating in? Or what decade do the Twins want their fans to believe that they are in?

If Darvish truly is the pitcher that the Twins want, there is no excuse to not have had a meeting with him. Even if Levine and Darvish are best friends, text each other every night and do each other’s hair, a meeting should have been done by now. There are other folks that need to meet Darvish like President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey before a deal could be or should be even done.

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I know that face-to-face meetings aren’t always needed in today’s world, but they are obviously somewhat important to Darvish since he has already had some of those meetings with other teams. The scary thing for the Twins is that some of those meeting are with teams that might be seen as better and in potentially more attractive destinations.

Let’s face it, if Darvish randomly demanded they meet in Honolulu, there is no doubt in my mind that Twins executives would grab their best Hawaiian shirt, say ‘aloha’ to their families and head down there to meet with him… but they just simply can’t match up calendars. Sure.

Maybe I’m just a cynic or maybe this is Darvish letting Levine down easy, but I would not hold my breath that Darvish will be coming to the Twins. There’s just so many things that should have easily happened by now that haven’t and that should make Twins fans non-hopeful.

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This is all not even to mention that the Twins maybe shouldn’t even want Darvish in the first place. Hopefully, the Twins find someone to help fill some starting rotation spots.