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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for January 4, 2016

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.

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The San Diego Padres are in need of a shortstop and they are interested in free agent Ian Desmond.

Washington is still hopeful that they can move Drew Storen.

GM Mike Rizzo’s plan for Storen to set up for Papelbon soured almost immediately after last year’s trade deadline; Storen struggled to a 7.56 ERA following Papelbon’s arrival, and Papelbon’s season ended after he choked NL MVP Bryce Harper during a dugout fracas.

Storen is projected to earn $8.8 million in his final year of arbitration, according to; that’s too expensive for a number of would-be suitors. But the Nationals don’t appear to have room for Storen’s salary or arm in their 2016 bullpen, after addingShawn Kelley, Trevor Gott, Yusmeiro Petit and left-hander Oliver Perez this winter.

Here is the MLB Week in Review.

More from that Jon Morosi notes column, this time about the Milwaukee Brewers.

With so many free-agent alternatives still available at the position, this isn’t the optimal time to trade an outfielder. But look for the Milwaukee Brewers to move left fielder Khris Davis at the July non-waiver trade deadline, if not before then.

The Brewers are beginning a full rebuild under first-year general manager David Stearns, and Davis (with a powerful bat and manageable salary) is one of his best trade chips.

The Reds are still interested in a reunion with Bronson Arroyo, according to's Mark Sheldon.

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Question of the Day: What could the Nationals get for Drew Storen?