Blockbuster MLB Trade Ideas That Make Sense for Both Teams

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Blockbuster MLB Trade Ideas That Make Sense for Both Teams
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The closer we get to the July 31 MLB trade deadline, the faster the rumor mill will spin, spitting out all sorts of speculation surrounding each of baseball's 30 clubs. 

While most of these rumors never amount to much of anything, nothing stokes the flames of fans and pundits alike more than rumors and speculation surrounding established stars and big-time prospects—the two components needed to elevate a trade to "blockbuster" level.

While every general manager in baseball talks about not wanting to mortgage the future, only a few find themselves in a position where they aren't expected to construct a playoff-caliber roster on a yearly basis.

More often than not, those executives are long gone before the minor league talent that they valued so highly ever steps foot on a major league field, much less makes an impact.

Sometimes, a GM just needs to roll the dice and give their teams the best chance to win today, filling the holes that exist while letting the other guy worry about tomorrow.

With that said, lets take a look at some blockbuster trade ideas that meet all of the aforementioned criteria—and also ones that would wind up being one of those rare win-win occasions.


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