Top 5 Remaining Trade Candidates This Winter

The Juan Soto blockbuster... The major Tyler Glasnow deal... There have been a couple of massive trades already this offseason, with a number of other notable deals as well. 

But that doesn't mean that trade action is done this winter. 

We have a look now at the Top 5 remaining trade candidates in the coming weeks:

1. Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers

Rumors of Burnes' demise in Milwaukee have been a rollercoaster this season, with some saying a trade is inevitable while others suggesting they won't deal the former Cy Young winner. But the fact remains that he's heading into the final year of his contract, and the Brewers will not be able to re-sign him with the price tag he'll have. So they better get something before it's too late. The Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants are potential trade partners.

2. Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox

Another name that's been burning up the hot stove this winter, Cease is very likely to be dealt, and there are multiple suitors engaging the ChiSox on the 28-year-old. However, this, and other pitching trades, are likely to be held off until after the big free agent prizes of Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Blake Snell come off the board, leaving teams who miss out on them a bit more desperate, and the Pale Hose can drive up the price.

3. Emmanuel Clase, Cleveland Guardians

Buyer beware, perhaps? Yes, Clase led the AL in saves again, with 40+ for the second straight season, but he also blew 12 save opportunities and simply wasn't as dominant as in the past. No doubt, many teams needing help in the bullpen will look past that, and pay a big price for a closer who's under team control for 5 more seasons. 

4. Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays

This was shocking news to hear earlier this offseason that the Rays would be listening to offers on their sparkplug and playoff hero. He does have three years of team control remaining, but his salary in arbitration should go up to about $9M this coming season, and much more than that in the years following. That's always a red flag for the Rays, though they'll have to get quite a haul to trade him.  

5. Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds

We've noted that there are multiple teams interested in prying India away from the Reds, and no doubt they do have a crowded infield, particularly after the addition of free agent Jeimer Candelario. They're searching for help on the mound, and could use India to acquire some. 

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