We can break down trades in a simple way: Their idea is to make both teams better.

There are teams currently in rebuild mode that hold elite players under contract, and other teams looking to contend in 2017 could use those aforementioned players.

If the latter teams are able to send prospects in return, that’s a win-win for both organizations. The rebuilding team nets something for the future, and the contending one gets something for right now.

Which teams fall into which category this offseason? And which players might be dealt?

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