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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for January 18, 2016

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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.

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The market around Yoenis Cespedes is beginning to take shape, and he could agree to a contract sometime this week.

Cespedes is thought to be seeking at least a six-year deal that would pay him $22 million annually. The Orioles appeared open to giving him a five-year, $90 million deal, and some teams might not be willing to give Cespedes a deal worth more than that.

Some new teams have entered the mix for Cespedes, including one mystery team.

Here is the MLB week in review, bringing together all the news of the week in one convenient place for you.

A new MLBDD weekly piece was introduced yesterday, entitled the MLB blog review. Our own Scott Gelman put together a list of what all the blogs across baseball are talking about this week. Some highlights include the Orioles potentially still in the mix for Cespedes, the Yankees potentially adding a starter and much more.

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Today in Baseball History: In 1973, Orlando Cepeda signs with the Boston Red Sox, making him the first player to be signed by a major league club with the specific job of being a DH.

Question of the Day: Will Yoenis Cespedes get a deal with an AAV of $22 million (what he is asking for)?