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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for February 10, 2016

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

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There might be some roadblocks for the Gurriel brothers to sign in the MLB.

This is all very stupid. We're going to spend an entire season waiting for these guys to get cleared to play instead of watching them play, when we all know they are ready to go right now. We're going to wait for the league to decide whether a 31 year old should have to go through the amateur draft (a formality; of course he won't). And somehow a vaunted prospect magically transcends the bonds of amateur status the moment that he turns 23. All Baseball has done is set up roadblocks to prevent the best players from being able to debut in a timely manner while lengthening the time that they're reliant on the human smugglers and vampiric "agents" who "care" for them in the interim, whose practices were the subject of an excellent exposé in ESPN in 2014.

It's ridiculous and an outrage in service to a system designed to tamp down spending on international players, which was never a significant portion of clubs' spending to begin with. And all it does is help criminals, while damaging the players, teams, fans, and even the sport itself, which craves infusions of fresh talent. Eventually, Cuba will be open enough that it will (sadly) be treated like the Dominican Republic. Until then, I'm in favor of any tweak or change to the current system that gets guys paid and onto the field faster. An entire season is simply unreasonable, and, frankly, these been through enough just to get here.

The White Sox signed Mat Latos to a one-year, $3 million deal.

Arizona is a better team as it is currently constructed, but that might not be enough.

The Braves are rebuilding, and they are heading in the right direction.

Joe Vasile of Beyond the Box Score says that Nathan Eovaldi is a key for the Yankees rotation.

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