With most of the quality free agents already inked to fresh money, general managers around MLB are formulating trade ideas that will help improve the product on the field.

And while it would be fantastic to have a lens into the mind of the executives in charge of such decisions, all we have are the rumors and speculation floating around various media outlets. It’s time to see what the old MLB trade machine can conjure up.

Here are two 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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