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MLB trade rumors and news for February 2nd, 2017

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Good morning, baseball fans!

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

  • The offseason pitching stove was...well, let’s just say we’re not going to cook anything important on it anytime soon.
  • The Nationals sign Joe Nathan and Matt Albers to minor-league deals.
  • Baseball fans across the country rejoice: Wily Mo Pena is back.
  • What will the Royals starting lineup look like next season?
  • The Rockies re-sign Mark Reynolds to a minor-league deal.
  • Greg Holland has officially signed a one-year deal with the Rockies.
  • Noah Syndergaard will start for the Mets on Opening Day.
  • When was the last time the Yankees had several top prospects and lived to tell about it?
  • The Blue Jays sign J.P. Howell to a one-year deal. Toronto Closer: check.
  • Major League Baseball has ruled a punishment of two picks and a $2 million dollar fine against the Cardinals after St. Louis illegally hacked into the Astros’ internal database.
  • Honestly...is that even a suitable punishment?
  • Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals have agreed to a 5-year, $51M contract. Holy cow.
  • The Blue Jays and White Sox are in talks for the potential of a David Robertson deal.


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MLB Injury Tracker

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2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

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Today in baseball: On February 2nd, 2001, it will take roughly seven more feet to hit a home run at Camden Yards this season as a result of the Orioles moving home plate.

Question of the Day: How underwhelmed are you from the offseason’s lack of pitching excitement?