MLB Trade Deadline: One move every team should make

Jun 30, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) takes relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (right) out of the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 30, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) takes relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (right) out of the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Must make trades for each National League West team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Trade idea: Acquire prospect Wander Franco

It’s difficult figuring out where to begin with a team like the Arizona Diamondbacks. They’ve been so bad this year. Rebuilding them feels as though it’s going to take a lifetime to accomplish.

Currently, they rank 22nd in batting average at .232. They’re also second to last in home runs with only 77. Their pitching isn’t something to be proud of either, ranked second to last with an ERA of 5.22. The holes are just everywhere on this ship and it’s sinking faster with each passing day.

The Diamondbacks best bet would be to see if they can entice the Tampa Bay Rays to let go of shortstop Wander Franco. He’s currently the number one rated prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com. He has power, hitting ability and swag, something the Diamondbacks desperately need.

Although the Rays are likely to hang up the phone as soon as the Diamondbacks mention his name, if they can offer a boatload of picks and several established players, maybe that can get the ball rolling. The Diamondbacks simply shouldn’t be looking for older vets right now. Go young and build your team from the bottom up.

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