What could the Rangers get for Yu Darvish?

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 21: Yu Darvish (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 21: Yu Darvish (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw /

The Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have a top three rotation in baseball when healthy. The problem is, they’re never healthy.

Rich Hill has battled with blisters for most of the season, Hyun-Jin Ryu has pitched 82 innings over the past two seasons, and now Clayton Kershaw could miss anywhere from 6-10 weeks. Could Kershaw’s latest injury expedite a Yu Darvish trade?

The Dodgers have the system to make it work and adding Darvish would give them one of the best playoff rotations in recent memory in Kershaw, Darvish, Hill, and Alex Wood.

Those close to the team think the Dodgers top two prospects, Walker Buehler and Alex Verdugo, are as close to untouchable as it gets. Without them, the team still has four top-100 prospects according to MLB Pipeline.

A trade built around Yadier Alvarez and Willie Calhoun would give the Rangers a pitcher with a front of the rotation potential and one of the best hitters in the Minor Leagues.

Of course, these two don’t come without their flaws. Alvarez has some serious control issues, and Calhoun has yet to find his home defensively. Nonetheless, these two would instantly become the number two and three prospects in the system behind Leody Taveras.

Potential return – RHP Yadier Alvarez, INF/OF Willie Calhoun, RHP Dennis Santana, RHP Trevor Oaks

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