Philadelphia is known for being a mystery team in free agent and trade pursuits, including the second Cliff Lee deal prior to the 2011 season. Phillies ownership continues to make a push to get their trophy back, and this latest story in a quiet offseason is particularly intriguing.
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, and Twins are finalists to sign Darvish.
According to what I’d say is a reliable source, there’s a sixth mystery team involved.
Could the Phillies be that sixth mystery team trying to sign Darvish?