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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for February 2, 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.

Good morning baseball fans!

The Orioles are interested in Padres starter Andrew Cashner.

Dexter Fowler is still out there, and the White Sox and Rangers are both "in-play" for the free agent outfielder.

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is likely to miss all of 2016 because of shoulder surgery.

Speaking of the Yankees, they are the only team that hasn't signed an MLB free agent. Maybe this will force them to enter the market.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says that baseball front offices can't forget about the human element in terms of decision making.

That's it. That's the word, even as everyone in the game, it seems, is racing to be the smartest guy in the room. That's the word executives need to remember, even in this age of spreadsheets and proprietary databases and going granular to the nth degree.

Roll your eyes if you're sabermetrically inclined. Remind me that fans are paying to watch baseball in record numbers. Tell me that I'm living in 1970, and the game is never going back.

Fair enough, but I'll remember what I heard Friday night in Toronto.


Baseball needs that, too.

Beyond the Box Score ran a baseball game theory simulation, hosted by our own Matt Goldman, that allowed teams to steal up to 5 players for their own team. The catch? If more than one person picks a player, they stay on their current team. Here are the results.

The latest edition of The Rosterbatorical was released yesterday, and the guys had a lot to talk about.

Prospects are a huge part of the game, and there are a bunch of top prospects that could help their team win this season.

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Today in Baseball History: In 1944 the leagues meet in New York to discuss postwar action. They decided that those players who served in war would be guaranteed a 30-day trial with pay and military service would count as playing time.

Question of the Day: Should the Yankees sign a MLB free agent?