By acquiring Yu Darvish, executives give Dodgers what they need to make World Series dream a reality

Yu Baby!

An enchanted season just became more magical. A summer of hope is now bursting at the seams. The march toward history has become a furious sprint.


The Dodgers acquired Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish on Monday, and now all things seem possible.

World Series drought feels like it could end in three short months.

Is there such a thing as a walk-off trade? The Dodgers made one, adding Darvish to their loaded rotation in the final minutes before Monday’s trade deadline, hitting a two-out homer that could sail into autumn.

Is it possible to celebrate one of the season’s biggest victories on a day when the team doesn’t even play? The Dodgers did just that, also adding two left-handed relievers — Pittsburgh’s Tony Watson and Cincinnati’s Tony Cingrani — to complete a pitching staff without trading any of their three most coveted prospects.

Can MVP candidates be guys who don’t wear uniforms? Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi now qualify, the Dodgers executives performing with the same bold brilliance in the front office that their team has shown on the field.