1 Big MLB Trade Idea for Each NL Central Team This Offseason

jordan-cohn
December 11, 2019 - 10:59 am

Right down to the last couple weeks of the 2019 season, the NL Central was up for grabs. But by the end of the season, disappointment was by and large the theme of this initially-hopeful division.

Disappointment for the Brewers that their MVP-caliber outfielder, Christian Yelich, suffered one of the most unfortunate and unlikely injuries the game has ever seen.

Disappointment for the Cubs that the star-studded roster couldn’t put together a stronger campaign and continue the idealized “dynasty” that reached its peak in 2016.

Disappointment for the Cardinals in Mike Schildt’s expletive-laden rant that quickly backfired in an NLCS sweep by the Nationals.

And overall disappointment by the Reds and the Pirates, who finished lackluster campaigns which, save for a few bright spots (Aristedes Aquino, Bryan Reynolds), didn’t have much to root for at all.

But the 2019-2020 offseason promises to be a busy one for these five squads, and the Winter Meetings offer a launching point for some trades to spark a change in all of the organizations. Here are some realistic possibilities that could go down for each of the NL Central teams: