Bulletin: Free agency isn’t the only way for teams to add important pieces to their rosters. The winter trade market is also typically a rich source of turnover, and the baseball-less months of late 2019 and early 2020 figure to be no exception.

Subject to change? Subject to change.
While some names are under contract and or team control for multiple seasons, we’re ranking them based the extent to which they figure to be able to help a contender in 2020. Production after the 2020 season is, for these purposes, delicious lagniappe. Now to the horribly authoritative rankings of 2019-20 trade candidates. The situation is of course fluid, and the veteran names on the trade block can change weekly and even daily. The names to come, though, are heavily rumored to be available or at the very least available to be discussed. That general sense of things informs these rankings. Should other, bigger names emerge as trade candidates, then perhaps we’ll revisit these written-in-pencil rankings at a later juncture. For now, though, these guys figure to dominate trade speculation as we work our way through the offseason.