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MLB trade rumors and news for January 17th, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

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

  • Milwaukee is close to signing free agent Neftali Feliz, who has saved 99 games in his career.
  • The Blue Jays are encroaching on a deal with Jose Bautista, because apparently we’ve all been holding our breath for nothing.
  • The Padres have signed Wil Myers to a massive six-year extension...and I can’t even commit to a cereal brand.
  • Michael Saunders has signed a one-year, $9M deal with the Phillies.
  • 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 really, they’re taking “extra” to a whole new level.
  • Kansas City has signed Danny Duffy to a 5-year, $65M deal.
  • Jorge Posada should be in the Hall of Fame, thank you come again.
  • The Tigers should stop twiddling their thumbs during this offseason and do the damn thing already.
  • 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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2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

2016 Winter Meetings Tracker

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Today in baseball: On January 17th, 1970, Willie Mays is named as the Player of the Decade by Sporting News.

Question of the Day: Are you underwhelmed by Bautista going back to Toronto?