The MLB trade rumors have been swirling as the deadline is just days away for the 2017 MLB season. Many teams are looking to add a new pitcher to their staff and some of the biggest names that could be on the move including the Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish and Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander. Could one or both of these pitchers be on a new roster once the deadline arrives? Here are the latest updates on these two trade candidates and what may happen with them.

Verlander talks cooling off?

The Detroit Tigers' former ace is one player that some teams might want to have, but it seems like trade talks involving Justin Verlander have slowed. According to Bleacher Report, although trade talks seemed to be in progress with the Tigers and Chicago Cubs, MLB Network's Jon Morosi tweeted last night that a deal was less likely right now.

Verlander has spent the entirety of his 12-year career with the Tigers, earning the Cy Young Award for his work in the 2011 season.

While he led the American League in strikeouts for four seasons including last year, this latest season hasn't been as productive. Verlander has a 4.50 ERA to go with a 5-7 record and 120 strikeouts.

A move to a new team could give Verlander new life, but his salary for the next two years continues to be a turnoff for many teams. While he could benefit some lineups with a resurgence in his pitching stats, the odds seem against any trades taking place before Monday's deadline.So it's looking like the Detroit Tigers may hold off on trading their longtime ace until the offseason as there will be a lot involved in making a deal work with Verlander and the league.

Darvish & Gray in demand

The latest reports as of Friday were that the Texas Rangers were leaning towards trading their right-hander Yu Darvish. He's set to become a free agent at the end of the season, and many teams that would want Darvish in their rotation are mostly concerned with adding an ace for a playoff run. Speaking of playoffs, the Rangers are in the hunt for a Wild Card spot, so they'll be looking to add some value in exchange for their pitcher.

The Houston Astros are one of several teams interested in acquiring him ahead of the postseason.

For the current season, Darvish has tallied 143 strikeouts, which is eighth overall in Major League Baseball. He's also got a 4.01 ERA to go with it and is still considerably young with just four years in the league. While Sonny Gray is another name topping many lists right now, don't be surprised to see Yu Darvish moved ahead of Monday.

As Ken Rosenthal tweeted, the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in both of these guys right now.

Sonny Gray has also been a pitcher the New York Yankees have expressed interest in acquiring. It's been mentioned that New York is unwilling to part ways with Clint Frazier or their No.

1 prospect Gleyber Torres in a deal, though. A trade could involve other prospects including Jorge Mateo, Estevan Florial, and others.

The NY Yankees are certainly in need of some pitching help after Michael Pineda had elbow surgery to put an early end to his season. As of this report, the Yankees are holding onto the lead atop the American League East, with the Boston Red Sox just a game behind them, so it won't be surprising to see them active in the next few days.

Monday's deadline

As of this report, MLB teams really just have a bit under 48 hours to get those deals done. The MLB trade deadline will hit at 4 p.m. on Monday. By then, fans may see the Rangers' Yu Darvish or Oakland's Sonny Gray on a new team, but it would be a major surprise if Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has also changed locations.

Baseball fans, do you believe that Justin Verlander will change teams ahead of the deadline? Will the Yankees get Gray?

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