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MLB trade rumors and news for December 6th, 2016

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MLB: Winter Meetings Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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Good morning, baseball fans! Welcome to Day Two of the Winter Meetings. Let’s just cut the chit chat and get right to the baseball deals, shall we?

Here’s what’s happening in the American League West.

Cleveland is looking to forge a multi-year deal with Edwin Encarnacion.

“The Indians are discussing a multi-year deal with free agent infielder Edwin Encarnacion, according to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Talks between the two sides are “serious,” according to Hoynes, though it doesn’t seem a deal is imminent. Cleveland’s interest in Encarnacion was initially reported Monday.”

Speaking of multiple years, Aroldis Chapman is looking for a six-year deal from whatever club wants him most.

“Aroldis Chapman is all about commitment this offseason and told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he is seeking a 6-year deal in free agency. Chapman also went on to clear up some rumors about his asking price. The left handed reliever has yet to throw any numbers out there, but said that he believes “he who deserves something, does not need to demand it”.”

The Dodgers re-sign Rich Hill and I’m not crying you’re crying.

“The Dodgers have re-signed free-agent lefty Rich Hill to a 3-year, $48 million deal, according to a team announcement. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register first reported that a deal was close over the weekend.

Hill was reportedly pursued by the Astros, Rangers and Yankees this winter, though a return to the Dodgers always seemed like a strong possibility. As one of the top free-agent starters available on a weak market, Hill did well by getting a $16 million annual average value at his advanced age.”

Are the Dodgers ready to make more moves? They’re pretty interested in Andrew McCutchen.

“The Dodgers are getting in on the Andrew McCutchen action and are interested in the outfielder, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

It seems like a right of passage these Winter Meetings for a team to be outed as interested in acquiring McCutchen. As previously reported, the Nationals were closing in on a way to get the outfielder to Washington. But just because talks intensifying can only get so much done, face-to-face meetings over these next few days will be sure to seal McCutchen’s fate, wherever he may land.”

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Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

2016 Winter Meetings Tracker

The Winter Meetings are upon us (and Baltimore). There will be plenty going down during a period of a lot of power in one hotel conference room. Like Game of Thrones but with less dragons and more loafers. Sound like something you’re into? We’ll have live Instagram stories and exclusive insight to keep you in the loop. Terrified you’ll miss something important? Better head on over to our Instagram, @MLBDailyDish to never miss an update or crabcake.

Today in baseball: On December 6th, 2002, the MLB Players Association agrees to allow the Expos to play 22 of its home games in Puerto Rico. Worked as well, we see.

Question of the Day: Where do you think Chapman will end up?