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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for December 28, 2015

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

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The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.

Good morning baseball world and happy Monday!

Here is the MLB week in review, which includes the Cardinals adding Mike Leake and Daniel Murphy signing with the Nationals.

The Cardinals are also interested in Colorado outfielders Corey Dickerson and Charlie Blackmon.

After missing out on all the starting pitchers in the free agent market, the Dodgers have been linked to Wei-Yin Chen and recently posted Kenta Maeda.

If there is more uncertainty with Maeda, his credentials are only promising. He just won his second Sawamura Award, Japan’s equivalent to the Cy Young, after going 15-8 and putting up a 2.09 ERA and 1.01 WHIP.

He’s not considered a Masahiro Tanaka-type ace, but a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter, something the Dodgers could very much use. Maeda has been in the United States for the last two weeks to meet with clubs and the Japanese media reported he met with the Dodgers on Thursday. His posting period expires Jan. 8, so a decision looms.

The baseball world mourned the loss of All-Star outfielder Dave Henderson, who passed away yesterday at the age of 57. He played for five teams over the course of his 14-year including, including six year stints with both the Mariners and Athletics.

Baseball writers also mourned the loss of Joe Strauss. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports penned a great farewell column to the famed beat reporter, including this piece about what Strauss actually did.

I often hear from youngsters who tell me they want to become an "insider" and break news on Twitter. That obviously is a big part of what I do, but it is not the most meaningful part. What Joe practiced was true journalism. Asking questions. Seeking deeper truths. Writing complex stories. And showing up in the clubhouse to face those who you criticized in print that day.

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Question of the Day: With only a couple days left in 2015, will we see anymore moves before the year is over?