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

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The Indians might have been dealt a huge blow, as Michael Brantley's shoulder injury could force him to miss 'significant time'.

Despite the amount of interest in certain players, the Yankees are not ready to deal any talent just yet.

With James Shields traded, what do the Padres do now?

And once you’re moving Pomeranz and admitting that this is going to be a long rebuild, you probably should explore the market for Wil Myers too. With Mitch Moreland and Prince Fielder struggling in Texas, a deal with the Rangers that sends Myers to Arlington seems possible, and I imagine Preller would love to get his hands on some of the kids he signed while running the international department in Texas. The Padres could even get extra talent out of the Rangers by agreeing to take back Prince Fielder’s contract, using some of the money they saved by dumping Shields to buy prospects and bolster their future even further.

Of course, they’ll get skewered for “tanking”, and if Ron Fowler doesn’t like watching his team with Pomeranz and Myers, he’d find the product without them even more disheartening. But for the Padres long-term health, this is the best road forward. Trying to maintain respectability while rebuilding the farm system at the same time is a noble goal, but it’s also not an easy trick to pull off. The Padres tried to walk that line and fell on their face in the process. At this point, with few assets of value left and a long road back to contention, it’s time for the Padres to follow the path of the Braves, Brewers, and Phillies.

Kolten Wong's struggles have made him the roster causality with Jhonny Peralta ready to return to the Cardinals lineup.

Here is a roundup of news from around the American League East.

Philadelphia is taking a broad approach to their top draft pick.

More draft Q&A's, one with Miami catcher Zack Collins and Dante Bichette's son, Bo Bichette.

On draft day, which GM would you want to have?

C.C. Sabathia has made quite the rebound in 2016.

We're talking about only 52.1 innings pitched; there's still roughly two-thirds of a season left for regression to take place, and we should probably expect that it will. However, this is banked production that's already well-exceeded preseason projections, which pegged him as roughly replacement level.

This is a feel-good story. Such a feel-good story, in fact, that Sabathia has to be the current favorite for AL Comeback Player of the Year. If he can keep up a productive season (even with some regression), he'll be bouncing back from declining performance, injuries, and off-field struggles. That's not only a recipe for votes, it is the entire point of what the award is designed to recognize. Add in his former superstar status and the pinstripes he wears, and it is hard to imagine him not receiving the award.

Both Sabathia and the Yankees have to be thrilled with his performance. By at least one basic measure, he's been the best starter on the team for the first time in years.

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