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Giants: OF/1B Chris Shaw, RHP Tyler Beede, OF Heliot Ramos, LHP Andrew Suarez The Giants' need for Ramos -- especially in light of the way he fits a budget pushing up against the luxury tax threshold -- could not be more clear. But this club just dealt Christian Arroyo (in the Evan Longoria trade) from an already-thin system (they don't have anybody left in the Top 100), making it appear doubtful they'll have the capital to acquire Yelich. But here's a Carlos Correa Youth Jersey ballpark swing at it with not three but four of their top 10. Nationals: OF Michael A. Taylor, OF Victor Robles, C Pedro Severino, RHP Erick Fedde and INF Yasel Antuna for Yelich AND C J.T. Realmuto Among the Marlins' Jose Altuve Youth Jersey trade chips, Realmuto is probably the more pressing need for the Nats behind the plate, but the Nats have been rumored to have shown interest in both guys. So let's go for both (and go for broke) here. Yelich is insurance should Bryce Harper depart at year's end, and Realmuto solves a position in which Matt Wieters didn't deliver last year. That's how the Nats can justify giving up Robles, the No. 4 overall prospect in the game, per MLB Pipeline (this deal allows them to keep Juan Soto, who is No. 37 overall). This would be a ton of viable talent headed to Miami, which is the whole point, and it's a huge price to pay for a Nats team that desperately needs to advance in 2018. So that feels right. Phillies: OF Nick Williams, OF Mickey Moniak, C Jorge Alfaro The Phils already Craig Biggio Youth Jersey have a logjam in the outfield thanks to the Carlos Santana acquisition, moving Rhys Hoskins to left, and this admittedly does nothing to solve that. But Yelich could surely help speed up their rise in the National League East. Sorry, Marlins fans, you're not getting Hoskins. But Williams slides right into the Marlins' outfield, and Moniak, the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, is the key to the deal, keeping the Phils from having to give up prized right-hander Sixto Sanchez or prospects Scott Kingery and J.P. Crawford, who could both be in the infield this year. Moniak and Alfaro both rank in MLB Pipeline's Top 100. Rangers: OF Leody Taveras, 1B Ronald Guzman and LHP Cole Ragans Yelich is Nolan Ryan Youth Jersey versatile enough to handle the Rangers' need in center field, and he certainly fits their budget. The switch-hitting Taveras is a ways away from the big leagues, but the five-tool talent is certainly a worthy headliner for the Marlins, who also acquire two other top 10 guys from the Rangers' list here. White Sox: OF Blake Rutherford, RHP Dylan Cease and C Zack Collins The beauty of Yelich's contract is that it slides in as well on teams still building toward postseason viability as well as it does clear contenders for 2018. It seems reasonably clear that the White Sox aren't going to deal any of their top three prospects -- Eloy Jimenez (acquired in the Jose Quintana trade), Michael Kopech (acquired in the Chris Sale trade) or Cuban signee Luis Robert. But the Sox's system is so deep that it includes three other guys in MLB Pipeline's Top 100, and the Marlins get two of them (Rutherford and Cease) here, with Collins going back to Miami, where he starred with the Hurricanes.