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MLB trade rumors and news for November 11th, 2016

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Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the National League East.

The Braves have signed R.A. Dickey.

“The Braves have signed right-hander R.A. Dickey to a 1-year, $8 million deal, according to a club announcement. The deal includes an $8 million club option for 2018.

Atlanta was expected to be aggressive in its search for starting pitching this offseason, and made the league’s first free-agent strike by signing Dickey. General manager John Coppolella said via text this morning that the team “will keep looking for more rotation help,” likely adding “at least one and maybe two” arms before Opening Day.”

MLB is considering a more rigid strike zone.

“At this stage, there’s no word on just what those changes will be, but we know why they want to do it, thanks to Jon Morosi: the technology listed above is out there and is now part of how we watch the game, and MLB wants their umpires to adhere more closely to what everyone else is seeing. This will make a whole bunch of fans happy, but there is another side to a forced change like this, as well: adjusting to an umpire’s specific zone, whether it’s a pitcher or a lineup that does it, is part of the strategy of the game. The human element isn’t inherently a bad thing!”

Carlos Beltran’s milkshake is bringing a lot of teams to the yard.

“Carlos Beltran’s name has had no problem finding its way into the early offseason rumor mill. However, that doesn’t mean a deal is close. Despite drawing interest from the Red Sox, Astros, and Rangers, it could take a while for a Beltran deal to come to fruition.”

The Padres are in talks with Wil Myers about giving his contract an extension.

Edwin Encarnacion is very close to making a deal with a team, and the Blue Jays aren’t out of the running just yet.

“In total, it seems like Encarnacion’s free-agent process is evolving and that his camp is getting closer to a resolution. Toronto was reportedly making a strong push to re-sign him earlier in the week, though the club’s offer was obviously not enough to get a deal done.”

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