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Predicting the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

It is almost that time of year, the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline is approaching quickly and with plenty of names on the market, fans could see plenty of deals be made. The combination of injuries and the amount of looming free agents make July 31st an intriguing day for all baseball fans. 

Predicted 2021 MLB Trade Deadline Deals

Eduardo Escobar to the South Siders

With the injury to sensational rookie Nick Madrigal, the Sox have a hole at second base. Chicago is reportedly ‘acting fast’ in their pursuit of the Diamondbacks versatile infielder and according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Escobar is "on his way" from escaping a last place team and joining the contending White Sox. 

Joey Gallo to the Friars

What would the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline be without any Gallo rumors? According to The Athletic, the Padres are very interested in the Rangers star power bat. With a Texas rebuild upcoming, and looming free agency, the Padres should be able to close a deal, adding another power bat to their lineup. 

Kyle Seager to the Brew Crew

With an injury to first basemen Travis Shaw, and the struggles of Keston Hiura, the corner infield positions will be an issue that will need to be addressed by Milwaukee. Seager’s name has been one that is very popular among MLB trade rumors the past few seasons, and this might be the year fans see him move away from Seattle. The right move can vault Seager into his first postseason appearance in eleven years. Milwaukee cannot only boost their offense, but also change Seager’s misfortunes.

Adam Frazier to the Yankees

Arguably the Pirates most talented player, Frazier has drawn interest all throughout the league’s circles and fans should expect him to be moved on the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline. A .331/.401/.473 slash line should open plenty of eyes, but one team should jump on a deal for him in particular. The New York Yankees could use a boost in depth and consistent offense and have the prospect pool to strike a deal with Pittsburgh. 

Michael Pineda to St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals have the 19th best ERA and need to make some big moves to bolster an injury ridden rotation if they want to compete in a tough National League Central division. Rumors have the Cardinals as buyers in the market for pitching and the Twins have plenty of starters to pick from. Pineda may not be the only Minnesota starter on the trade market, but with his contract, he is the one that makes most sense to be moved. His win-loss maybe shaky, but a 3.70 ERA and 1.14 WHIP gives a boost to the rotation out in St. Louis. 

Trevor Story goes to Oakland in a Blockbuster Deal

If the Rockies are willing to part ways with their superstar shortstop, look no further than the American League West division leaders to make a deal at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline for him. It is uncommon for the A’s to try to make a deal for a high-profile superstar such as Story, but with the minimal production the shortstop position has given, Oakland needs to make an improvement to compete for the World Series. With Story being only a rental, the price of a deal will not as high as it would be the past couple years, making it less costly for the A’s to make a trade. It is a big if, if Story is dealt, but with a competitive team lacking production at his position, do not be surprised to see the A’s push all their chips in at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline. 

The 2021 MLB Trade Deadline is Quickly Approaching!

With the deadline a month away, the movement that will occur will make contenders into favorites with names like Trevor Story, Kyle Seager, and Joey Gallo on the market. It is just a matter of where they end up in August to get a better look into what the Fall Classic may end up being in October!

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