2013 MLB Winter Meetings: 10 Blockbuster Deals That Fans Would Want
10 Blockbuster Deals That Fans Would Love to See
The 2013 MLB season is over and the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series and it looks like they might be the favorites, or one of the favorites, next season with the amount of moves they have been trying to make this offseason. With the caliber of players the reigning champs are attempting to make moves to get, it wouldn't be surprising if they won yet another title in 2014 or in the upcoming years.
After losing Jacoby Ellsbury to the rival New York Yankees, it would't be a stretch to say the Red Sox are willing to pay big bucks to replace him in the outfield with some young talent or maybe even a superstar.
The offseason has been interesting already as a few blockbuster deals have already gone down as the Detroit Tigers seem to be involved in most of the moves. Detroit signed closer Joe Nathan to replace free agent Joaquin Benoit who was the closer for the team a season ago -- he was also extremely inconsistent in the 2013 postseason which led to their demise in the ALCS.
Crazy thing is, that's not the only deal the Tigers have made this offseason -- not even close. They have also traded Prince Fielder, the superstar first baseman, to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. This opened some eyes because no one saw it coming. Doug Fister was also traded away by Detroit as the team looks to be opening up cap space for some huge free agent signings this offseason.
The 2013-14 offseason is still very young and the winter meetings are quickly approaching. It's time to take a look at 10 blockbuster deals that fans of baseball would love to see happen and could very well happen. Let me know who I've missed.
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Matt Kemp to Boston Red Sox
I know, it seems like the Boston Red Sox get whoever they want, but this would be pretty interesting. If Kemp could stay healthy, there's no doubt he would be a fan favorite in Boston, making replacing David Ortiz as everyone's best friend.
David Price to Seattle Mariners
The Seattle Mariners are showing major interest in Tampa Bay Rays' ace David Price and that could be very interesting to see him join Felix Hernandez in 2014. The Mariners are looking to make major deals and they would be serious contenders with a trade like this.
Troy Tulowitzki to New York Yankees
Tulowitzki is one of the best young shortstops in the league and the New York Yankees have an aging shortstop in place in Derek Jeter who can't stay healthy. This would be a perfect fit and it would put fans in the seats.
Mark Trumbo to Colorado Rockies
It's a stretch to say that the Rockies could acquire Trumbo, but they have some decent pieces that they could trade for him. Could you imagine what kind of numbers he would put up at Coors Field?
Giancarlo Stanton to Boston Red Sox
Yes, the Red Sox are major threats to add Giancarlo Stanton -- or at least they have been. Imagine a young superstar like Stanton joining this team and replacing Jacoby Ellsbury.
Chris Sale to Chicago Cubs
It would be interesting to see the White Sox ace play for the cross-town rival Chicago Cubs if he was dealt there. It would be convenient for Sale and the Cubs -- especially if they deal Samardzija.
Jeff Samardzija to Any Contender
This kid has the potential to be a star in this league, but being on the Cubs isn't doing him any justice. He is also going to be too expensive for the Cubs to handle pretty soon if they want to bolster their lineup.
Chris Davis to Any Team
Although this would kill Baltimore Orioles fans if a deal went down even though it's highly unlikely, baseball fans everywhere would love it. His trade value might never be higher than it is now and a lot of teams would trade some big pieces to get him.
Max Scherzer Re-Signed by Detroit Tigers
I know this isn't technically a blockbuster deal, but if the Tigers can lock up Max Scherzer with a long-term deal, it will be really fun to watch the best rotation in baseball.
Pablo Sandoval to New York Yankees
The San Francisco Giants reportedly said they were open to trade talks of Pablo Sanodval. The hefty third baseman's contract is almost up and the Yankees seem like a fit for him -- especially if Alex Rodriguez ends up with a suspension. Yes, an Evil Empire trade would be good for baseball.