Regardless of what MLB contenders say publicly, they are all desperate to improve personnel via trade.
August 31 is their deadline to address weaknesses. Once this month expires, reinforcements can only be recalled from within the organization.
Negotiations between potential trade partners are often unsuccessful. That’s because selling teams might be uncomfortable fooling around within their own division or reluctant to forfeit controllable players.
Let’s put all that aside and explore dream scenarios for baseball’s most competitive clubs.