As Yoshinobu Yamamoto sweepstakes nears end, Dodgers and Yankees are strong.

According to sources within the league, negotiations between numerous teams and the agencies for Yoshinobu Yamamoto escalated on Thursday afternoon

As a result, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Yankees are now in a great position to sign the highly sought-after free agency pitcher.

As of Thursday evening at eight o'clock Eastern time, the Mets had not been informed that they had been formally out on Yamamoto

 This allowed the team to have at least a sliver of optimism that their investigation into the underdog would continue for another day.

Despite the fact that both New York clubs have offered large bids,

Los Angeles has taken its own important move by engaging Shohei Ohtani to take on Yamamoto as a representative.

NBC Sports Bay Area reported in the evening that the San Francisco Giants were not interested in signing Yamamoto, despite the fact that there was widespread speculation around the business on Thursday that they would be a sleeper club to sign Yamamoto.

Despite the fact that the Dodgers pose a significant danger, both of the New York clubs continue to have differing degrees of optimism that they may still be able to get the player. The teams who are participating are hoping that the procedure will be finished on Friday.

Continue to monitor this space for any new updates.