With spring training firing up this week, many MLB rosters will begin to take shape in the coming days, but that doesn’t mean executives around baseball have finished retooling their teams.

Injuries and/or disgruntled employees can often push a MLB front office into making a deal during spring training. Contenders with holes on their roster might be underwhelmed by what they see on the field in camp, forcing a general manager to make a win-now move. 

Jonathan Papelbon has constantly remained in trade speculation this winter, leading many to believe that the Phils may pull the trigger on a deal late in the offseason. But will desperate and interested contenders part ways with MLB-ready talent or prospects for the controversial closer? 

Teams in need of catching help are also in luck this spring, as both Welington Castillo and Dioner Navarro seem to be available for the right deal. Which team with a hole behind the dish will bite on the temptation of adding one of those two players? 

Reliable starting pitching is always hard to come by, so if the New York Mets continue to dangle Dillon Gee as trade bait, the right-hander will likely be swooped up by a pitching-needy club. 

Again, these ideas are based purely off speculation. The following mock trades will look to improve both teams and address their needs. 

Let’s get going! 

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