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MLB trade rumors and news for January 5th, 2017

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

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Good morning, baseball fans! We’re in red alert because the stove is PIPING. I’m gonna make some s’more while I wait for someone to make a move.

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

  • Rajai Davis has signed a 1-year, $6M contract with Oakland. My deepest condolences, Cleveland fans.
  • Taking the Braves’ lead, the Phillies are super into vintage now. Philadelphia is down to add some veteran bats to their roster, because that would be totally groovy, man.
  • The Nationals are considering an extension for Dusty Baker because there is finally some good in the world.
  • The Royals and Cardinals are conspiring to heat things up with a Matt Adams swap.
  • This is the only Hall of Fame ballot that matters, so carry on.
  • The Dodgers need Brian Dozier more than the Twins, sorry not sorry.
  • Cincinnati signs Drew Storen because closers are totally in vogue now.
  • The Giants are interested in Korean free agent Hwang Jae-gyun.
  • The Rangers are pursuing Tyson Ross as aggressively as that person who accidently took your coffee order and is now walking out the door. Yes, that urgent.
  • Not satisfied with Rajai, the Athletics have joined the Mark Trumbo Interest Circus.
  • The White Sox are engaging in trade talks for Jose Quintana again, which is totally brand new information that has both shocked and stunned us all.

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Today in baseball: On January 5th, 2001, the Mariners sign Ichiro Suzuki to a three-year, $14,088,000, deal. The rest, my friends, is history.

Question of the Day: Will the White Sox make a decision on Quintana before the year 3000?