The MLB off-season has been a busy time for many teams, but for those who failed to add free agents to fill needs on their roster, making a trade before the season could solve any problem areas a team has entering spring training. Here is a closer look at a few players that could move to a new team sometime in the 2012 season.
Carlos Lee of the Houston Astros is one player that could give a team some much-needed power as he hit 18 home runs and drove in 94 last season. Lee is entering the last year of his contract and will make about $18.5 million, but if the Astros are willing to pay some of that contract, Houston could get a couple young prospects in return and save some money and that will help in their rebuilding process.
Wade Davis is one of the better young pitchers in the American League, but Tampa Bay has a number of quality starters and need to add some offense if they want to contend in the tough AL East this season. Davis is 25-22 with a 4.22 ERA in his young career and a number of teams that need starting pitching could make a deal for the Rays right-handed pitcher.
MLB trade speculations run wild at this time of year and for those teams that need help in the bullpen, Kansas City closer Joakim Soria is supposedly available. Soria has become one of the better relief pitchers in baseball, but the Royals are loaded with young talent and are not known for spending big money, thus making the 28-year-old a good trade option at some point in the 2012 season.