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GMs use emojis and animated .gifs when responding to trade proposals

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If you’re anything like me, you have perhaps unintentionally romanticized the job of a general manager. I have very little idea how a trade conversation between two GMs would actually go down, but I’ve always assumed it involved full sentences with perfect grammar and capitalization, and would look nothing like a conversation between me and my friends.

Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith has turned that fantasy on its head. He writes that one thing he learned at the GM meetings was that GMs use emojis and animated .gifs when responding to trade proposals.

My favorite reply to the news was from our own D.J. Short:

JERRY DIPOTO: u up??

BILLY EPPLER: yea y?

JERRY DIPOTO: trout

BILLY EPPLER: dude no lol [insert Michael Jordan .gif]

Twins sign Fernando Rodney

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Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports that the Twins have signed Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Rodney, who will turn 41 before he season begins, went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save chances last season with the Diamondbacks. For his career he’s sitting on an even 300 saves over the course of 15 big league seasons in which he’s played for eight different teams, four of which lasted a single season or less.

The Twins make number nine.