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MLB trade rumors and news for January 3rd, 2017

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Good morning, baseball fans!

Here’s a roundup of what’s going on around the National League West.

  • Need a good resolution for 2017? Maybe borrow one from your favorite Major League Baseball team (like that whole not cheating thing).
  • Let’s get excited about the year Oakland is going to (hopefully) have!
  • The Rangers are having casual extension talks with Yu Darvish and Jonathan Lucroy, casually.
  • Baltimore is considering Pedro Alvarez.
  • Jose Bautista is in active discussions with the Blue Jays, so Toronto fans rejoice.
  • The 2016-2017 offseason hasn’t been the most exciting one we’ve seen. Here’s whose winning, whose losing, and those burning questions that no one can seem to answer.
  • Can someone just make a decision on Brian Dozier please.
  • Are the Braves heading for another rebuild?
  • If your favorite team is looking for a catcher, feel free to direct them to this Target bargain bin of guys who can kinda sorta play behind the plate.


Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

2016 Winter Meetings Tracker

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Today in baseball: On January 3rd, 2013, the Indians announce the team has signed free-agent Nick Swisher to a four-year deal. Sometimes I cry when I remember he’s no longer a Yankee, but that’s a different therapy session.

Question of the Day: Who is the biggest loser of this offseason?