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MLB trade rumors and news for January 4th, 2017

Jump start your day off right with all the trade rumors and news floating around the MLB.

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Happy Hump Day, baseball fans!

Here’s a roundup of everything going on in the National League Central.

  • 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 Nationals are considering an extension for Dusty Baker because there is finally some good in the world.
  • Baltimore is considering Pedro Alvarez.
  • This is the only Hall of Fame ballot that matters, so carry on.
  • 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.
  • Cincinnati signs Drew Storen because closers are totally in vogue now.
  • The Giants are interested in Korean free agent Hwang Jae-gyun.
  • 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 4th, 1942, Rogers Hornsby becomes the 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame.

Question of the Day: What team will be next in making postseason moves?