Report: Framework for Cubs/Padres Yu Darvish Blockbuster Done

Our Austin Bloomberg wrote about what a potential Yu Darvish trade that would send the 2020 National League Cy Young Award finalist to the San Diego Padres could look like. Less than a week later, a deal is seemingly on the verge of completion according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Acee reported on Monday afternoon that sources have told him, “the Padres and Cubs are close to agreeing on the multiple pieces in a trade that will bring right-hander Yu Darvish to San Diego.”

This after a morning of national and local reporters reporting that the two sides were “in deep talks,” and that the “Padres aren’t messing around,” with the feeling being that a deal could be completed as soon as today.

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that Padres’ catching prospect Luis Campusano has been mentioned as part of the return for the Cubs. Nightengale also reported that Cubs’ catchers Victor Caratini and Willson Contreras might be a part of the conversation.

This comes less than 24 hours after the Padres sent a foursome of prospects to Tampa Bay to acquire Blake Snell from the Rays, and at the same time that reports have indicated that infielder Ha-Seong Kim is on his way to the United States for a physical and is in agreement with San Diego on an undisclosed free-agent deal.

Darvish has three years and $59 million remaining on his deal that he signed with the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2019 season.

This is a developing story and we will update it as news is reported.

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