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MLB trade rumors and news for May 18th, 2017

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!

Voting for the All-Star game has officially started, so fill out your ballots out early and hope your favorite player is still healthy by the All-Star break.

Here’s a look at what’s going on around the National League East.

  • We can’t really explain some of these hits, you just need to watch the ridiculousness for yourself.

  • The Phillies are listening to offers on Jeremy Hellickson, who is about to get super duper valuable.

  • Jose Bautista remembers who he is, bat flips, benches clear. So let us all take solace in the fact that some consistency in the world remains.

  • The Athletics have some of the best PR out there ‘cause they’re buying this guy a new phone after it took a homer to the screen.

  • Mets FINALLYYYYY send Asdrubal Cabrera to DL with thumb injury, so let’s all move on with our lives with this trying time passes.

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Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

Spring Training Release Tracker

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Today in baseball: On May 18th, 2004, Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher to ever throw a perfect game.

Question of the Day: Will the Astros go after Cole further?