With the MLB winter meetings starting recently, the number of rumors around the game has skyrocketed. It is all quite consuming, actually.

From the trade of Brandon Moss from the Oakland A’s to the Cleveland Indians (first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan) to the rumors regarding Jeff Samardzija (we’ll get to that in a second), the baseball world is flush with speculation.

Here are three MLB trade scenarios based on actual need and published rumors from the last week. 

The following proposals are nothing more than speculation. The point here is to build a trade based on someone else’s written or spoken word.

They are balanced deals that are fair for each team, taking into consideration each franchise’s strengths and weaknesses. They are also independent of one another. Each trade presented is a singular move and does not take into account any of the other proposals put forward.

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