MLB Trade Scenarios: 7 Jaw-Dropping Deals We May See This Season

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MLB Trade Scenarios: 7 Jaw-Dropping Deals We May See This Season
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Cliff Lee was the centerpiece of the mid-summer blockbuster trade of the 2010 season.

As summer approaches film buffs and baseball fans both share an anticipation of the "summer blockbuster." It seems as if every summer there's a big film or two that dominate the box office. 

Baseball is a little different. Every summer features plenty of discussed blockbusters but not all that many mega-deals are ever consummated. 

The summer of 2011 featured a few mid sized trades. Hunter Pence, Mike Adams and Carlos Beltran all changed teams. No real "blockbuster" though. 

On July 9th 2010 Cliff Lee was dealt from the Seattle Mariners to the Texas Rangers along with Mark Lowe for a package of minor leaguers. Justin Smoak, Josh Leuke, Blake Beavan and Matthew Lawson. It was a fairly major deal. Lee was a former Cy Young winner and was also in the midst of a dominant season. 

The 2012 season is rapidly approaching. Pitchers and Catchers will being working out in a few weeks. Opening Day is just a touch over two months away. That means in five months it will be almost July. Midseason trade rumors will be flying and plenty of big names will be bandied about. 

It's possible that not one player on this list will be dealt as August 1st approaches but it's also possible that a few of them could find new homes this summer. 

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