Win-now moves seven MLB contenders should make this winter

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Win-now moves are tricky in baseball. One player can't take over a baseball game the way LeBron James can in basketball or Patrick Mahomes can in football, and with teams so closely matched due in large part to the randomness in the sport, playoff success in baseball is a bit of a roulette wheel. But win-now moves in baseball certainly are fun, and when they work, there's little in the sport that's better. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series this year after trading for Mookie Betts, and no matter what happens from here on out, that deal will go down as a watershed moment in team history.

With all the uncertainty surrounding the economics of the game and COVID-19, it has been a quiet offseason so far. So let's cook up some fun win-now moves contenders could make to address their weaknesses. At the very least, it's more fun than watching legitimate players such as Kolten Wong or Brad Hand simply being cut by their teams.