Nov 1, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish reacts from the dugout after game seven of the 2017 World Series against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

There is some belief that the Chicago Cubs may have the inside track on signing free agent pitcher Yu Darvish.

According to some rival executives, the Cubs may be the front-runner to land Darvish, who according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick is beginning to cut down his list of potential landing spots.

Reports indicate Darvish has at least one five-year offer on the table, though it remains unclear who it’s from. The signs are that a decision is coming fairly soon, which may move the starting pitching market along a little bit.

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