Vote: Which team will Yu Darvish be pitching for after the trade deadline?

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Yu Darvish has just become the hottest commodity on the trade market.

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Texas Rangers are "ready to move" the four-time All-Star and are willing to trade him before the July 31 deadline for the "right deal."

Where will the right-handed ace end up? Any chance he stays with the Rangers?

Darvish (6-8, 3.44 ERA) is expected to make his last start before the deadline on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. The 30-year-old ranks fifth in the American League this season in strikeouts (143), seventh in WHIP (1.12) and ninth in wins above replacement (2.5).

If Darvish ends up on a World Series contender, it might be only for the remainder of the season. He will become a free agent in November.

At 48-51, the Rangers are 3.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals for the final wild-card spot.

--Isaac Chipps