It can't hurt, as long as Boston doesn't give up too much.
They also saw second baseman Jorge Mateo double in two at-bats.
Darvish can become a free agent after this season, which might keep the return down even if multiple teams get in on the bidding.
According to Jon Morosi, the Cubs have reached out about Darvish.
From the looks of the pertinent Twitter timelines, Chicago and Boston got close to a deal, and then New York came over the top.
Both teams desperately need a corner bat like Frazier's (16 home runs), and controllable bullpen arms like Robertson and Kahnle are always in high demand. What possible set of prospects could get this done?
Will Angelos allow Duquette to actually make a move if a deal is agreed upon? Reported by: Jon Morosi, MLB Network Analysis (Gatto): Much has been made about Samardzija's excellent peripherals (FIP, WHIP, K/9 and K/BB), but the fact is his ERA stood at 4.86 after he allowed seven runs in six innings to the Padres on July 16. Reported by: Ken Rosenthal, MLB Network/Fox Sports Analysis (Gatto): If trades were done based on who you know, then Sonny Gray would already be a member of the Crew. The Blue Jays won't need nearly as much for Happ, who is 34 and signed only through 2018.