10 Potential MLB Trades That Make Way Too Much Sense

2014 MLB Trade Deadline: 10 Potential Trades That Make Way Too Much Sense

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Trades don't happen all that frequently in MLB, and it's because teams often have a hard time coming to an agreement about which pieces should be exchanged, since draft picks can't be involved. That said, some potential deals just make too much sense not to be made. Here are 10 such no-brainer deals that teams will hopefully at least consider, even just as a framework.

10. James Shields to Baltimore

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10. James Shields to Baltimore

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BAL receives: SP James Shields

KC receives: SP Hunter Harvey, 2B Jonathan Schoop

9. Jeff Samardzija to Colorado

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9. Jeff Samardzija to Colorado

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COL receives: SP Jeff Samardzija

CHC receives: SP Eddie Butler, 2B/SS Josh Rutledge

8. Starlin Castro to New York Mets

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8. Starlin Castro to New York Mets

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NYM receives: SS Starlin Castro

CHC receives: SP Rafael Montero, SS Ruben Tejada

7. Cliff Lee and Chase Utley to Toronto

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7. Cliff Lee and Chase Utley to Toronto

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TOR receives: SP Cliff Lee, 2B Chase Utley

PHI receives: SP Aaron Sanchez, 3B Mitch Nay, SP Alberto Tirado

6. Aaron Hill to Atlanta

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6. Aaron Hill to Atlanta

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ATL gets: 2B Aaron Hill

ARI gets: SP David Hale, 2B Tommy La Stella

5. Jason Hammel to New York Yankees

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5. Jason Hammel to New York Yankees

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NYY receives: SP Jason Hammel

CHC receives: C J.R. Murphy, 1B/DH Eric Bird

4. Glen Perkins to Los Angeles Angels

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4. Glen Perkins to Los Angeles Angels

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LAA receives: RP Glen Perkins

MIN receives: RP Kevin Jepsen, 3B Kaleb Cowart

3. David Price to Texas

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3. David Price to Texas

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TEX receives: SP David Price

TB receives: 2B/SS Jurickson Profar, C Jorge Alfaro, SP/RP Tanner Scheppers

2. Asdrubal Cabrera to Detroit

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2. Asdrubal Cabrera to Detroit

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DET receives: SS Asdrubal Cabrera

CLE receives: RP/SP Corey Knebel

1. Matt Kemp to Seattle

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1. Matt Kemp to Seattle

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SEA receives: OF Matt Kemp

LAD receives: SP Erasmo Ramirez, RP Danny Farquhar, OF Cole Gillespie

Around the Web

  • Farva55

    Sorry. The Cubs aren’t going to trade Samardzija basically straight up for Eddie Butler. They’re also not going to trade Castro to the Mets.

  • Stan Chinus

    The Tribe aren’t trading with the team they’re trying to beat.

  • TheZuluNation

    Horrible return for the Dodgers. I would think they would want a better offer than that.