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MLB trade rumors and news for February 21st, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

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

  • The Royals and the face of Kansas City, Eric Hosmer, are discussing a contract extension.
  • San Diego signed Jered Weaver to a one-year deal. Does that mean the starting rotation is locked and loaded for the Padres now?
  • Dellin Betances lost his arbitration hearing, and the Yankees weren’t please with the amount he was seeking. Now there’s some shady back hand fighting going on, a la Mean Girls.
  • Randy Levine, the Regina George of the situation, had some pretty choice words for Betances.
  • The Cardinals are discussing a contract extension with catcher Yadier Molina.
  • The Orioles have acquired Vidal Nuno.
  • The Yankees have signed Niese to a minor-league deal to the tune of the entire Bronx groaning.
  • Chase Utley’s contract with the Dodgers includes $600,000 worth of incentives, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. At my last job the only incentive I got was free lunch.
  • Spring training is here, but gasp, that also means that spring training yips are here too.
  • These are the best presidential names in baseball history.
  • Kris Bryant is oblivious that Greg Maddux is throwing batting practice, let this put a big smile on your face.

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Today in baseball: On February 21st, 1974, Tom Seaver becomes the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history when he signs a contract for $172,000 per season to pitch for the Mets. Isn’t inflation grand?

Question of the Day: Will the Royals offer Hosmer a decent extension?