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FanPost Friday: Crowdsourcing Awful Trade Ideas

This offseason has been exciting for everyone but the Red Sox. Let’s spice it up!

2019 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Welp, we’ve hit the part in the off-season where I fully believe the Red Sox plan is to keep waiting until it’s too late, and then do something that will entirely underwhelm us (i.e. low return for Mookie) or outright confuse us ( i.e. trading Chris Sale and David Price, and then saying they plan on contending).

To combat this nagging feeling of doom and dread, I’ve decided I want you all to do a great service for myself and the rest of Red Sox Nation.

We’re going to crowdsource a worse offseason than anything the Red Sox can do to us. And it’s going to be fun.

Here is your challenge:

Make one trade offer to any organization in the league.

That’s it.

There are a few rules, however, and those rules are as follows:

  1. The trade must be bad for the Red Sox. All trades will be put before an arbitration panel of three anonymous non-authors for the site. If the trade isn’t bad according to two of the three, minimum, then the trade offer will be thrown out, and we will instead extend a random player on the Red Sox over the age of 28, who is not good, to a very bad contract.
  2. The trade must feature players that can actually be moved, for both organizations.
  3. You are allowed to move cash, or include multiple teams in your offer, to a point. If there are too many teams it may become too difficult for the arbitrators to determine how bad the deal is.
  4. You may make exactly one bad trade. We need to crowd-source, not you-source.

Because of the nature of this prompt, I want to get at least 3 responses before I post a Flyby article. If 3 FanPosts are not posted, something else will take its place this week.

Happy (bad) trading, everyone!