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Three Trades I'd Like to See 58

  • Posted by: Will Kubzansky
  • November 22, 2010, 2:00 PM

We all have things we’d like to see in sports. Maybe it’s the Cubs winning the World Series. Haven’t you ever wondered what it would be like if superstars got traded for another, or ended up in different places? LeBron signed with the Heat, so that got me thinking…

The Manning Swap
It sounds weird, but it’s serious. They both had a pretty similar decade, even though Peyton is better. They both won a Super Bowl, they both were MVP of that Super Bowl, and they both have a good team behind them. As long as the Giants throw in someone good, it would be pretty fair. Plus, with the fact that age is catching up to the Colts, one way to get younger is doing this. The Giants would get a QB that has a career 101.4 QB rating vs. the NFC (and even better against division rivals Eagles and Redskins). Fair? Yes!

LeBron James for Kobe Bryant
LeBron always has wanted that championship ring. And if there is two teams that have dominated in that category, it would be the Lakers or the Celtics. The LeBron–Shaq combo didn’t exactly work, so Boston is out. And everyone would like to see if Kobe could win titles without Phil Jackson, so this is the question: Who would be a better leader of the Big 3? Each team would be missing a piece, so it would be hard to know if it would work out. Fair? Maybe, but we’ll never know.

Albert Pujols for Dice-K and Victor Martinez
I’ve always wanted to see Albert Pujols vs. the Green Monster. He’s usually up against Busch Stadium’s (rather small) outfield walls. And the Cardinals pitching hasn’t been holding up. That’s pretty much how they lost the NL Central this year. This would be awesome to see because (1) Dice-K doesn’t see much NL competition, plus, he’d really improve the Cardinals rotation, and (2) Victor Martinez would bring a new big bat to the lineup and could play first base instead of catcher, where base-stealers beat him, and (3) If Pujols can really tame the Green Monster, he’ll put an iron shield over his place in Cooperstown. Plus he’s right handed, which gives him more of a chance versus the Monster. Fair? Absolutely!

Turkey of the Year
And a little bonus… Since I’m the kid reporter closest to Thanksgiving, I’m giving out the Turkey Award for 2010 to the player that really muffed things up: Luis Suarez of the Uruguay national soccer team, for breaking the rules with an intentional handball vs. Ghana, a horrible example for everyone in the world, plus bad sportsmanship.

Is there a trade you’d like to see? Or a Turkey Award that you think should’ve been given? Leave your reply in the Comments box!

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what about Dwayne Wade for Kobe bryant ...... and Deep
Baseball 1 spelled Garnett wrong

LeBron Stinks... But it would be cool to see him trade places with Kobe.

kobe and lebron are the best!

yeah.i dont like either of them though.

luiz made A HAND OF GOD probaly learned it from MARADONA

dude what would you do? Oh and btws will, there were about 5 offside instances before the handball, so really, it wasn't much of a call. o and you spell luis wrong no z it's an s.


This is awesome. Great job, Will!

That was a cool article, a really creative and thought out one! I'd like to see the d-backs trade Brandon Webb for Roy Halladay and get some pitching! I know Webb is younger but he is never going to heal from his injury it seems! And Doc is the best pitcher in baseball!!!

hi dude ho ho ho mary christmas dude and a happy supper moryo

Pats should trade brady 4 tomlinson

dude, that would b the stupidest trade in all of sports......i hate brady but still he's great......tomlinson is terrible, yeah he's better than last year but still....... TOM BRADY IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What about Tony Gonzalez from the falcons to the Jets for Antonio Cromartie and Shaun ellis?

that's bad?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1Peyton is better
2 I can see LeBron in Cleveland after Miami

DUDE lebron always gonna be playing with miami heat (love saying that)

Agreed. I don't like Eli and LeBron in Cleveland is better anyways.

Pujols isn't going anywhere else but St. Louis for a good little while.

eli is so much better right now. peyton i think might have lost his clutchness for good.

No way I don't want that showoff lebron on my team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

even on cleavland lebron shared the ball more than anybody

what is this about anyway i dont like football

i like that manning for manning trade but it would be better if it was manning and wayne for manning and jacobs.

hi i liket that that was funny ha if you get this you are the best to macke pices you are by andrew gamertop2

turkey award to the boise state kicker

i like ii

Ryan howard and two prospects for Albert Pujols anybody think its a fair trade.

jamaal charles for L.T AND SANTINO HOLMES

NOOOOOOOOOO I'm a die hard longhorn fan and I know JC is way better than LT and SH

LeBron James for Kobe Bryant???? No LeBron's too awesome.

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