If you had only one wish...
That's the thought behind this article, as we take a look at the teams who will likely be in contention as the trade deadline approaches.
No matter how good a team is or where they appear in the standings, each of them has at least one weakness that they would love to address. In a perfect world, they would deal with that weakness by simply asking a team that's flailing in the standings to give up the player they need in order to properly upgrade.
But in Major League Baseball, a perfect world doesn't exist.
Selling teams will likely be asking for the world for their players, and more than likely will request the first-born of the requesting team's general manager as well.
As W.C. Fields once said, there's a sucker born every minute, and selling teams inevitably find those suckers.
Where else would Jeff Bagwell be traded for Larry Andersen?
But I digress. For the purposes of this article, we'll put together one blockbuster trade that would properly address the biggest need for each buying team.
Do any of these trades have any shot in hell of actually happening? Probably not, but hey, this article wasn't written in a perfect world by a perfect author, either.