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MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Cubs' Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor and More

The MLB winter meetings are already off to a flying start in San Diego.

The Washington Nationals got the ball rolling by re-signing World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to a seven-year, $245 million deal, setting off a potential chain reaction of events that might alter the markets of pitchers like Gerrit Cole and Madison Bumgarner as well as the way in which a number of teams proceed.

But while the free-agent market is looking explosive, the trade scene has been a bit mum. Still, there are a number of front offices facing potentially crucial decisions in the coming weeks as they try to navigate issues like payroll and personnel needs.