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MLB trade rumors and news for October 18th, 2016

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Good morning, baseball fans! If you didn’t see it live, allow me to add a little hemoglobin to your morning. Trevor Bauer sustained a bad injury to his pinky a few days ago, pushing back his start and having his finger stitched up. But let’s not continue to drone on about that. In his start last night, the stitches popped 19 pitches into the game. And the trooper that he is, Bauer kept pitching while blood gushed from his hand. The internet was quite amused. Here are some of our favorite tweets:

Moment of silence for the cancelation of 24.

This kid is all of us.

On a serious note, we hope Trevor Bauer just flies through his recovery.

The Cubs have had many an important moment as of late, but these three hold a special piety.

“In the history of the Chicago Cubs franchise, there are a number of dates that carry special importance.

October 12th, 1907, and October 14th, 1908.

These dates represent the only two times when the lovable losers claimed World Series titles. As hard as it is to believe, the Cubs were baseball’s first ever dynasty, and their back-to-back championships seemed to signal future glory for the franchise. But, as we all know too well, their glory was fleeting, and has yet to return.”

Major League Baseball is pushing to create an international draft. The result? A disaster and potentially strained foreign relations.

“After years of rumbling and threatening, Major League Baseball is finally prepared to insist on an international draft, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. “Under the terms of MLB’s initial concept, the new international draft system would start in March of 2018, with a 10-round draft held over two days.” The move, which would inherently drive down the salaries paid to foreign-born amateur players, has the potential to strangle international baseball in the cradle over the long term and make baseball an “American” game more than ever. Which, to be clear, is not a good thing.”

Terry Francona keeps flipping off the TV cameras because playoffs.

In other news, Terry Francona coaching an NLCS game equates to me stuck in traffic. Who knew.

No matter who makes it there, this year’s world series is going to be an important one. So which fanbase will feel the sweet relief of a championship title?

Cubs fans, Indians fans, Dodgers fans, Blue Jays fans -- ONE gets to stop the drought, but who??

Posted by MLB Daily Dish - MLB Trades, Signings, Rumors on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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The deeper we get into the postseason, the more managers will lose their jobs. Keep up with that game of chess in one place . Send us a thank you card later.

They say laughter is the best medicine, and we don’t want you taking any risks during this year’s cold and flu season. Better head on over to our Instagram, @MLBDailyDish, for your daily dose. And don’t worry, we’ll be sure to bill your insurance.

Today in baseball: On October 18th, 2010, the Cardinals announce the re-signing of their long-time manager, keeping Tony La Russa onboard for his sixteenth season. Oh, how the mighty fall.

Question of the Day: Do you think an international MLB draft is a good thing or a disaster in the making?