Yovani Gallardo has a ten-team no-trade list

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One of the pitchers who could be made available at the trade deadline is the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo. But trading he has a limited no-trade clause. Chris Cotillo has a report of which ten teams are on that list over at SBNation’s MLB Daily Dish. Go read his post for who is on the list, but here’s a look who isn’t:

Absent from the list are the Arizona Diamondbacks, who according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, have interest in trading for him. The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers, who are also expected to pursue Gallardo, can also acquire him without his approval.

On the list, though, are multiple teams which are likely in the market for pitching.

The Nationals expect Bryce Harper to test free agency

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Earlier this week at the Winter Meetings, Scott Boras said that he and the Washington Nationals had had preliminary discussions about a contract extension for Bryce Harper. Harper, of course, can become a free agent following the 2018 season and is widely expected to command the largest contract in baseball history.

While that may have given some Nationals fans hope that no other team would get the chance to bid on him, the Nationals are of the view that they have no shot to sign Harper before he at least tests the free agent market. From USA Today’s Bob Nightengale:

A lot of this seems like mutual posturing, doesn’t it? Boras trying to make it appear as though the he and Harper are giving the Nats a fair hearing and the Nats trying to make it appear as though, no matter what they do, Harper is going to hit the market. I tend to believe, personally, that Boras and Harper are hellbent on testing the market, but it’s possible that there is some number that the Nats can offer to head that off, right? Maybe?

Either way: big year ahead for Harper.