At some point within the next five days the Rangers will make the franchise-altering decision whether to trade staff ace Yu Darvish. Texas is 49-51 this season and 3 1/2 games back of the second AL wild card spot. There are four teams ahead of them in the standings. FanGraphs put their postseason odds at a mere 19.3 percent.

Regardless of whether the Rangers do actually trade Darvish, they are going to listen to offers, because that's what any team in their situation would do. It never hurts to listen and it doesn't cost anything. And, as they listen and consider offers, the Rangers will have Darvish's no-trade list in the back of their minds.

A little all over the place, I'd say. Sometimes you'll see all big market teams on a player's no-trade list because those are the teams that can most afford to pay (extension, bonus, etc.) to get the player to waive his no-trade clause. Or sometimes you see no West Coast teams. Or no cold weather teams.