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MLB trade rumors and news for February 22nd, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

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

  • 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?
  • Here are the five breakout candidates for the 2017 season, so get your jersey money ready.
  • Baseball needs a lot of things right now, but the most pressing isn’t a new pitching clock or extra innings reform: it’s kindness.
  • The Cardinals are discussing a contract extension with catcher Yadier Molina.
  • The Orioles have re-signed Michael Bourne.
  • The Yankees have signed Niese to a minor-league deal to the tune of the entire Bronx groaning.
  • The Nationals have signed veteran catcher Matt Wieters.
  • 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.
  • Will 2017 go down as the year Shelby Miller makes a triumphant return?

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Today in baseball: On February 22nd, 2008, the Mets, who had not gone to arbitration with a player in 16 years, lose their case against lefty pitcher Oliver Perez.

Question of the Day: What kind of year will Shelby Miller have?