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Phillies rumor: Mystery team in on pitcher Yu Darvish

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?