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2022 MLB Trade Deadline Predictions: 10 MLB Trade Predictions Ahead of the Deadline

The 2022 MLB Trade Deadline is fast approaching. Jason Radowitz is here to predict 10 MLB trades ahead of the MLB trade deadline. Who's on his list?
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2022 MLB Trade Deadline Predictions: 10 MLB Trade Predictions Ahead of the Deadline

The 2022 MLB Trade Deadline figures to be bonkers. Every year the deadline gets crazier and crazier.

Sometimes the quietest moves are the biggest moves. Last year the Braves added many players that were struggling with their old team. Of course, those players, like Eddie Rosario, Jorge Soler, and Joc Pederson, became the core reason to why the Braves won the entire thing last year.

Here are some trade predictions for the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline. But don't forget that the biggest move isn't always the best move.

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Top 10 MLB Trade Predictions Ahead of the Deadline

1. Willson Contreras to the Astros

Willson Contreras is going to end up somewhere. A lot of teams are in on him. But the reality is that the Astros haven't been getting much production out of their catcher spot offensively. Martin Maldonado is a great fit for the Astros but imagine this team with Willson Contreras in the middle of the lineup.

I like the Astros to end up with Contreras.

2. Frankie Montas to the Twins

The Yankees, Cardinals, Mariners, Twins, Blue Jays, and Padres will be in on Montas this season. But every one of these teams will also be in on Luis Castillo of the Reds.

I just know that Montas has been on Minnesota's radar for a long period of time. They've discussed him in trades earlier this season and even before the year began.

The Twins will finally get their guy.

3. Josh Bell to the Brewers

The Astros could probably get a deal done, but I like the Brewers to get in there and steal Bell. Bell has been having a career year and is a switch-hitter, making things so much more appealing.

The Brewers' pitching is always very solid but sometimes their hitting can get into slumps. Bell will fit in perfectly with Milwaukee knowing how many home runs they've hit this year.

4. Andrew Benintendi to the Padres

I know his name has come up in a lot of New York Yankees trade talks. But why would they bring him in knowing he can't play in Toronto? Benintendi would be a perfect fit for a struggling San Diego lineup. Once Fernando Tatis Jr. returns, the Padres' lineup will look so much better.

5. Luis Castillo to the Yankees

The Yankees are going to make a move. It won't be for Benintendi but it will be for Luis Castillo. Their pitching is pretty weak other than Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes. Other guys have overachieved a bit.

Castillo is a strikeout and ground ball pitcher. That works for Yankee Stadium.

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6. Trey Mancini to the Mets

The Mets already added one bat with Daniel Vogelbach but another one like Trey Mancini can't hurt. He's able to play first but can also play the outfield.

The Mets would love to bring in as much power as they can get right now.

7. Jose Quintana to the White Sox

The White Sox are going to be fighting for the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians. They're going to want more starting pitching depth and can get it with Jose Quintana, who has put together a solid year for the Pirates this year.

8. Brandon Drury to the Dodgers

I'm not going to leave out Brandon Drury. The Dodgers are already showing interest in Drury, who is having a random year of success. His power has been electric and he's not slowing down one bit.

He would fit the Dodgers and their needs right now.

9. Sean Murphy to the Rays

The Rays have been hit with a lot of catcher injuries this season between Mike Zunino and Francisco Mejia. Reports are that the Rays have shown interest and if they want to stick around in the American League, they're going to want to add some additional hitting at the catcher spot.

10. David Robertson to the Mets

The Mets could use another veteran arm with some of their other young relievers struggling a bit. Robertson has insane numbers against lefties and could be used as a left-handed specialist, even as a righty. That would help the Mets in an area they need to get better in.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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