While the MLB trade rumors [VIDEO] have been slow this offseason, the interest in pitcher Yu Darvish has not. The latest Darvish rumors seem to indicate that the short list of teams that Darvish had interest in playing for in 2018 has become even smaller over the past 24 hours. Now with spring training right around the corner, what team will step up and make the right-hander a deal he can't refuse?

Cubs, Darvish working on deal?

Just when it looked like Yu Darvish would be heading to the New York Yankees [VIDEO], the story changed gears quickly. According to Yahoo! Sports, a source with direct knowledge of the discussions says the Chicago Cubs are having active talks with Darvish.The source is reporting that while there is no deal in place as of today, January 23, one could very well be worked out soon between the Cubs and the 31-year-old Darvish.

Darvish, who had a list of 8-10 possible teams that he would love to play for this upcoming season, has reportedly narrowed his decision down to the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers - with the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees still having an outside shot.

Last season Darvish finished with a 10-12 mark, which is usually nothing to write home about. However, if you actually watched him pitch, you'd see that he was much better than that record indicates. Darvish posted an impressive 3.86 ERA in 31 starts between his time with the Rangers and the Dodgers in 2017.

Harper to Bronx could happen

While we have yet to see one pitch thrown for the 2018 season, many teams are dreaming of the possibility of adding Nationals superstar #Bryce Harper to their roster in 2019, and leading the way are the New York Yankees.

Is it just a pipe dream that the Bombers could add Harper to a lineup that already includes Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Giancarlo Stanton? Nope, not according to NJ.com

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports listed the Yankees, Dodgers, Phillies and his current team, the Washington Nationals, as the most likely landing spots for Harper before the 2019 season begins.

Currently, the Yankees have right field locked up, for years to come, with Aaron Judge in control. However, if the Yankees could make a deal with Harper, moving Judge or Harper to left would not be out of the question.

The other question is; if the Yankees could strike a deal with Harper would it mean the end of either Judge or Stanton's time in the Bronx? Unlike the National League, the American League has a DH spot that Harper could rotate with Stanton and Judge. Also, Harper has played 121 games at centerfield, so that move could be possible as well.

Could you imagine an outfield of Harper, Stanton, and Judge? #MLB