1 Blockbuster Trade Idea for Some Top Contenders to Fix Weaknesses

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1 Blockbuster Trade Idea for Some Top Contenders to Fix Weaknesses
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Headley could still net the Padres a big return despite struggling early in the season.

While the term "blockbuster" doesn't have a precise definition when it comes to baseball trades, it's safe to say that a "blockbuster trade" is one that involves more than two or three players, including at least two impact major leaguers, or at least a top prospect or two if the deal involves only one major league star. 

The lone "blockbuster" of the 2012 season happened in late August when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox pulled off a trade involving nine players, including three former All-Stars. A July trade between the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins (Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez for three minor league prospects) was probably as close to a blockbuster as there was. It wasn't that close, though, at least in my opinion. 

So while we'd be lucky if a couple of teams can execute a major trade with multiple star players changing teams, I'll throw out some trade ideas that could shake up each team's roster or farm system in the best way possible.

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