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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for February 17, 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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The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.

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PECOTA projections came out yesterday, and some of them are weird. Our own Mike Bates examined them.

The Nationals and Stephen Strasburg aren't in active talks about an extension.

Another NL East starting pitcher, Matt Harvey, is open to a long-term extension with the Mets.

Where does Ian Desmond fit? Our Justin Millar explored some possibilities.

Ultimately, where Desmond signs appears to hinge on what type of contract he is willing to settle for. A bevy of organizations should be interested were he to express content with signing a "pillow" contract, including some not listed above. If Desmond opts for a longer-term deal, that's where things get a tad tricky, and the process could be draw out even longer. The ideal landing spot for Desmond would appear to be with the White Sox given their combination of positional needs, prior interest, and less-severe draft pick forfeiture.

Yesterday we had the best transactions of the offseason from FanGraphs, today it's the worst transactions of the 2016 offseason.

Beyond the Box Score's Steven Martano took a brief look at the retired pitchers from 2015.

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Today in Baseball History: In 1965, Commissioner Ford Frick stops U.S.- Japan baseball relations until the disagreement over Japanese San Francisco pitcher Masanori Murakami's contract situation with the Giants is resolved.

Question of the Day: What was the worst move of the offseason?