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MLB trade rumors and news for December 23rd, 2016

Jump start your day off right with all the trade rumors and news floating around the MLB.

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Happy Friday, baseball fans! Our stove is getting a little spark back, and we couldn’t be happier.

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

  • Cleveland has signed Edwin Encarnacion, so A+ to them for being the team that officials commits to this circus of “showing interest in”.
  • But the interest must go on, and it’s found its way into the heart of the Padres for Jered Weaver.
  • At least we’re getting a little action, right? The Pirates have re-signed Ivan Nova to a 3-year deal, so that’s exciting! Anyone...anyone at all?
  • The Marlins bullpen literally makes no sense but hey what else is new.
  • Maybe, just maybe, there’s a little hope for the Angels?
  • Jurickson Profar is not past his potential stardom...yet. Confused on who we’re referencing? We figured.

Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

2016 Winter Meetings Tracker

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Today in baseball: On December 23rd, 2004, free agent J.D. Drew signs a five-year, $55 million deal with the Dodgers.

Question of the Day: Will Jered Weaver end up in San Diego?