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Good morning, baseball fans! The temperature may be dropping but the stoves are still hot. Gather ‘round.
Here’s a roundup of everything going down over in the American League Central.
ICYMI, the Marlins signed Brad Ziegler to a 2-year deal.
“The Marlins have reached agreement on a 2-year, $16 million contract with reliever Brad Ziegler, a source has confirmed to SB Nation. The deal can max out at $18 million if all incentive clauses are reached.
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com was first to report the deal.
The addition of Ziegler is the second bullpen addition in as many days for the Marlins, who signed righty Junichi Tazawa to a 2-year, $12 million deal yesterday. “
Could the Yankees finally pull the trigger on trading one of their veterans?
Yanks are telling some free agents they don't have much money at present. Seems to suggest trade of a vet (gardy?) may help— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 19, 2016
Point well taken.
The Mets have been looking into throwing a parade for the Yoenis Cespedes signing that happened 3 weeks ago. https://t.co/VQotgD0uTI— Steve Schreiber (@_mistermet) December 19, 2016
Snow and baseball is only a beautiful sight when a game is not interfered with. So, like right now.
The current Hall of Fame class is being supremely overpowered by Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the ballot.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are polling at 73.6% this year. That will drop, certainly, but the stage is set, and it's going to happen.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 19, 2016
Chris Sale is trading one Sox for another. Prepare yourself, American League East.
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Today in baseball: On December 19th, 2001, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants' offer of salary arbitration.