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MLB trade rumors and news for January 16th, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans! With the smell of some freshly brewed arbitration in the air, let’s get to what deals went down over the weekend.

Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the American League Central.

  • Milwaukee is close to signing free agent Neftali Feliz, who has saved 99 games in his career.
  • The Braves acquired Micah Johnson from the Dodgers in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
  • The Padres have signed Wil Myers to a massive six-year extension...and I can’t even commit to a cereal brand.
  • It seems the Tigers are hoping the payroll for 2017 decreases, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
  • Finally, an MLB player I can relate to. Why doesn’t anyone want Chris Carter?
  • Ryan Dempster is set to pitch for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, which would be very exciting if this was like six years ago.
  • The Mariners have done the most this offseason...no really, they’re taking “extra” to a whole new level.
  • Apparently Michael Saunders is interested in remaining with the Blue Jays.
  • Jorge Posada should be in the Hall of Fame, thank you come again.
  • Baltimore’s offer to Mark Trumbo was over three years and worth $40 million, according to Peter Gammons.
  • Anthony Bass wants to be a starter next season, but regardless, the Tigers remain an option, but keep shooting for the moon buddy.

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Today in baseball: On January 16th, 2003, Gary Carter will become the first player to wear an Expos hat on his Hall of Fame plaque.

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