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MLB trade rumors and news for July 4th, 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 and a Happy Fourth of July to all of our American readers!

What’s going on in baseball today?

Still haven’t caught up on draft coverage like you’ve been telling yourself? We’ve got you covered. Check out the draft tracker to see where the hyped up players went and our Q&As with a good chunk of the first round to get inside their heads.

The MLB 2017 All-Star rosters have been released. Did your favorite player make the cut?

HEY, YOU! Want to play general manager, flex your baseball prowess, and win cool swag all at once? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re running a little contest here at MLB Daily Dish. If you can correctly predict the first big name player that’s traded this season and who they’re traded to, you’ll walk away with a cool prize and some sick bragging rights. Comment on this article right here to officially enter and don’t forget to keep checking back here to see all the juicy trade rumors that could swipe you the prize. Good luck!

Important Links:

2017 MLB Draft Q&A Series

2017 MLB Pre-July Trade Tracker

MLB Free Agent List

Draft Signings Tracker

2017 MLB Trade Deadline: Team Previews

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Today in baseball: On this day in 1939, on “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium, Gehrig’s uniform number 4 will be the first ever to be retired. The Iron Horse delivers his infamous, “luckiest man on the face of this earth”, speech.

Question of the Day: Will anyone actually take Lucroy?