Time was trickling down in the last hour of the 2017 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Moves were happening all over the place -- Sonny Gray to the Yankees, Francisco Liriano to the Astros, Jake Mintz to, well, somewhere else.
But one major rumor didn't seem to be panning out. Yu Darvish, sought after by multiple contenders, was still a Texas Ranger with 10 minutes to go before the 4 p.m. ET deadline:
10min!! pic.twitter.com/gwP7qwvh8d- ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) July 31, 2017
Nine minutes went by. Five minutes, four, three, two, one. Still no word on Darvish. Perhaps the biggest pitcher on the market just wouldn't go this time.
It remains unclear whether Yu Darvish was traded in minutes before 4 pm ET. @MLB- Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2017
Texas was smart to hang onto him, I mean, he's a guy that can throw righty and lefty and -- WHAT!
Source: Darvish to #Dodgers- Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2017
Yes, moments after the hour passed, news of a Darvish trade to the Dodgers broke the internet.
Can confirm the Dodgers have acquired Yu Darvish. Let's get weird.- Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 31, 2017
ANDREW FRIEDMAN PULLING UP AT 3:59 PM ET pic.twitter.com/6Ut8ge28ey- Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 31, 2017
!!!!!!!!!!!- Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) July 31, 2017
Some of us on the plane after the Yu Darvish news! "Get. Out!" https://t.co/0B97kdFuas- Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) July 31, 2017
The Dodgers, knowing that they now had Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood and Yu Darvish, were thrilled:
Yuuuuuuuu!!! pic.twitter.com/fzWoP3Zvar- Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) July 31, 2017
Glad I don't have to face yu this year https://t.co/5o6djhoY96- CodyBellinger (@Cody_Bellinger) July 31, 2017
Tony Toni Yu???? https://t.co/VNWWcvyUVz- Justin Turner (@redturn2) July 31, 2017
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