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MLB trade rumors and news for March 2nd, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

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

  • This year’s spring training has significantly less position battles of preseason past, and that isn’t totally a bad thing.
  • David Wright has been diagnosed with a shoulder impingement.
  • Basbeball in March is such an awful tease.
  • The Nationals are interested in Angel Pagan.
  • As interested as they may be in Pagan, Washington has signed Joe Blanton to a 1-year deal.
  • The Angels are interested in Mike Moustakas because DUH, they should be.
  • Josh Hamilton has to undergo another knee surgery.
  • Jose Abreu has testified that he ate his fake passport when he first arrived in America.
  • Petco Park is completely flooded, however that isn’t one of the signs of the ending of days because the Padres have yet to win the World Series.
  • The Dodgers inquired with the Tigers about Justin Verlander, no word on if they were laughed out or not.
  • Here’s a name you haven’t heard in a hot sec: Jose Quintana is once again drawing interest from the Yankees, the Astros, the Cardinals, and the Pirates. I wonder who he’ll take to prom—I mean...potentially end up playing for?
  • We’re really, really going to miss intentional walks.
  • The Rangers continue their talks with Rougned Odor on a potential contract extension.

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Today in baseball: On March 2nd, 2007, Michael Young signs an $80 million, five-year contract extension offered by the Rangers.

Question of the Day: What do you think will happen to Hamilton? Will he revive his career?