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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for February 7, 2016

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

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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!

Tyler Clippard is still on the market and both the Diamondbacks and Rays are thought to be interested.

Since the market for relievers has developed significantly this point, it is notable Clippard is still available. However, Clippard's velocity has dropped a bit each season since 2013 and he had difficulty throwing strikes at times in 2015.

Some feel Clippard is still an option because he might not be completely healthy. Clippard was plagued by shoulder fatigue at the end of last season and has logged over 464 innings since 2010.

Are the Yankees planning to sign Bryce Harper once he becomes a free agent? It looks that way.

Qualifying offers are killing free agency. Here's why.

Lou Piniella will spend 2016 working for the Reds:

Although it was initially unclear, the Diamondbacks have spoken with Clippard's agent:

San Diego is not viewing 2016 as a rebuilding year, according to Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune:

Two weeks before pitchers and catchers report for spring training, the Union-Tribune approached the Padres’ owners and top executives about their vision for the upcoming season and beyond. While their replies might be perceived as posturing in an All-Star year — and they continue to maintain that hosting the Midsummer Classic has no bearing on their strategy — their words were presented in no uncertain terms.

Gavin Floyd is headed to Toronto on a major league deal:

Jesse Chavez will earn $4 million after winning his arbitration hearing with the Blue Jays:

Cleveland has offered Juan Uribe about $3 million, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

Chicago avoided arbitration with Jake Arrieta:

Important Links:

Free Agent Tracker

Options Tracker

Qualifying Offers Tracker

Key Offseason Dates

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