Sometimes, baseball’s rumor mill spins furiously, spitting out juicy tidbits with the speed of an Aroldis Chapman fastball and leaving us with more potential trade scenarios to dissect and speculate about than we know what to do with.

Other times, the rumor mill resembles David Ortiz rounding the bases, taking a slower, plodding approach that forces us to dig deep in finding worthwhile trade scenarios to banter about. For a weekly series such as this, it’s those other times that prove to be the most difficult.

As luck would have it, this week finds us in the midst of a lull.

That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to talk about and debate, however, and we present to you five trade scenarios that potentially make sense for all parties involved. Keep in mind that these deals are pure speculation—there’s no indication that any of them have actually been discussed.

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