MLB trade deadline targets Juan Soto Yan

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MLB trade deadline targets Juan Soto Yan

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With the All-Star Game in the rearview mirror, the MLB trade deadline is upon us. Every team is scrambling to figure out if it is buying or selling this year, which means tough decisions are going to be made in the next week.Players like Willson Contreras, Luis Castillo and Frankie Montas feel like inevitabilities to be moved. Others, like Juan Soto and Shohei Ohtani, are big names being dangled for utterly gigantic returns.Who will make splash at this year's deadline? First, we need to determine who is trying to.MORE:Here is the one move every team should make at this year's deadline. Houston Astros: Land a viable replacement at first baseCandidates:Garrett Cooper, Marlins; Ryan Mountcastle, Orioles; Josh Bell, NationalsThe Astros have been one of the best teams in baseball, thanks in no small part to their length in the batting order. Kyle Tucker is one of the best insurance policies in baseball for star hitter Yordan Alvarez, while the top of the order with Jose Altuve and Jeremy Pea regularly has pitchers struggling early.Yuli Gurriel, meanwhile, is Dave Henderson Jersey a free agent after this season and 2021 -- in which he batted .319 on the year -- has looked to be a blip. His OPS of .671 is the second-lowest of his career after the shortened 2020 season, and he lacks the power in his bat to make up for his low average. All-Star Garrett Cooper and should-be All-Star Josh Bell would fit well in the Astros order, and they could still hit in Gurriel's slot.Seattle Mariners: Trade for a quality starting armCandidates:Luis Castillo, Reds; Tyler Mahle, Reds; Frankie Montas, AthleticsThe Mariners have been kicked around as potential suitors for Juan Soto, and they have the capital and the GM to do something so bold. But he shouldn't be their target: They need another quality starter in their rotation.Robbie Ray has been OK-to-good this year, Logan Gilbert has been good, and their other arms like Chris Flexen, George Kirby, Matt Brash and Marco Gonzalez have been wildly inconsistent. Adding Castillo, Mahle, or, ideally, Montas would add depth to a rotation that desperately needs it. The Mariners have the farm system to make a move at this deadline, but they need to manage it wisely. Don't sell it all for an outfielder it' Tony Phillips Jersey s unlikely they'll pay long-term when their World Series window doesn't align with Soto's contract expiring.MORE:Texas Rangers: Land a quality third baseman with controlCandidates:Patrick Wisdom, Cubs; Miguel Andujar, Yankees; Cavan Biggio, Blue JaysThe Rangers reportedly don't want to be outright sellers at the deadline, but they know their lot in MLB. Marcus Semien and Corey Seager make up the middle infield, Adolis Garcia is arguably the team's best player, and Nathaniel Lowe is starting to make a positive impact at first.That leaves third base, where the Rangers really need to upgrade over Josh Smith. Top prospect Josh Jung hasn't played in the minors this season due to a torn labrum, so there has to be a contingency plan Rollie Fingers Jersey there. The Rangers are hoping he sees DH at-bats, but if they want to make an impact in the next two seasons, they should push for either Wisdom who, at 30 years old, is a stretch or the displaced Andujar or Biggio.Los Angeles Angels: Offload expiring contracts and improve their farm systemCandidates:Noah Syndergaard, P; Michael Lorenzen, PWhat the Angels SHOULD do is trade Shohei Ohtani for the biggest return po sible, but we're trying to stay within the realm of po sibility and that isn't an Arte Moreno-run team's modus operandi.Instead, the Angels should trade Syndergaard and Lorenzen for prospects, even with a neutered return with both battling recent injuries. The Angels' farm system is still in rough shape, and they aren't going to compete this year. The team is too top-heavy, and that system hasn't worked. If they insist on keeping Ohtani, it's time to add some depth. Oakland Athletics: Sell it all, burn it downCandidates:Sean Murphy, C; Frankie Montas, P -- among othersThe Athletics have no delusions about themselves. They're where the Orioles were last year and the year before that, and owner John Fisher/profe sional carny Dave Kaval have made it abundantly clear this team won't get better without a new stadium.In other words, the Athletics' competitive window has to align with them getting out of RingCentral Coliseum. Murphy and Montas are obvious players to move, but look for a lot of interest to drum up around Lou Trivino and Ramon Laureano as well. The Athletics just need to get what they can for what they'll be losing anyways. It's pretty simple. Minnesota Twins: Add a lefty reliever to the bullpenCandidates:Brock Burke, Rangers; Amir Garrett, RoyalsThe Twins roster is in pretty good shape atop the AL Central, but there are a few pre sing needs. The obvious one is another starting arm, but what team doesn't need a longer rotation? They also should add a catcher, but they don' Stephen Piscotty Jersey t need to spring for Contreras or Murphy.So, that leaves adding a left-handed reliever to their bullpen. Caleb Thielbar is currently on IL, and the Twins' closing situation is fine with Jhoan Duran starting to share duties with Emilio Pagan. Adding someone with Burke's velocity or Garrett's splits against lefties could serve Minnesota well. They need some long relief help.Cleveland Guardians: Acquire a first baseman to take pre sure off Franmil ReyesCandidates:Hunter Dozier, Royals; C.J. Cron, RockiesThe Guardians are sitting on an embarra sment of riches at the shortstop position, but they need help at the plate now. Franmil Reyes has struggled at DH this year, and Josh Naylor would do well to move into his spot. Both Dozier and Cron have significant years on their contracts, and the Guardians have the prospect capital to at least entice the Rockies to trade Cron.While ultimately Mark McGwire Jersey the price may end up being too steep, the Guardians would be remi s not to try. Adding another power bat would serve that lineup extremely well.Chicago White Sox: Hold onto Jose AbreuThis is an unconventional one. It's not that the White Sox don't have needs -- lord knows they do -- but the urge will arise to trade Abreu to a team looking for his skillset with him set to be a free agent next year. They shouldn't.The White Sox fancy themselves competitors in the near future, but let's say for the sake of argument Tony La Ru sa rides out the rest of this season (likely). It's hard to imagine him lasting past that. Abreu needs to be a part of their long-term plans. La Ru sa doesn't. It's that simple in Chicago.Detroit Tigers: Get something for their relieversCandidates:Andrew Chafin, P; Michael Fulmer, PThe Tigers have mi sed the deadline to trade Michael Fulmer about four times in his career. They can't let it happen again. The Tigers bullpen has been surprisingly solid this year, sitting at fou
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