Two wise men once said, "It takes two to make a thing go right; it takes two to make it outta sight..."
While Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock certainly weren't rapping about baseball, their theory has been proven to be accurate, time and time again.
Dynamic duos have littered the baseball landscape for nearly 100 years, from Ruth and Gehrig to Gehringer and Greenberg to Berra and Mantle. We've had the Big Three with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee in Philadelphia. The Yankees had the Core Four.
Sometimes, the piece a team adds doesn't necessarily strike fans as a big acquisition—that is, until things turn around upon his arrival. The point is, when players mesh together, a team is bound to be successful.
Getting there is the hard part, especially in today's game, where the talent is spread out among 30 teams, and the cost of doing business is higher than ever.
But that doesn't mean that acquiring those players, the ones that GMs consider to be the missing piece, is impossible to achieve.
With that being said, let's take a look at 10 trades that could not only only create these perfect combinations, but change the landscape of the game for the rest of this season and perhaps years to come.
*All of the big-name players listed have either been the subject of trade rumors or speculation at one point or another this season.