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Hot Stove Lunch: Blockbuster trade possibilities serve as intro to spring training

Ordinarily, this is the quietest time on the baseball calendar.

Spring training is on the horizon, and usually, most of the news stories would focus on equipment trucks getting ready for Florida and Arizona. Or aging free agents signing minor league deals with hopes of one more season in the big leagues. Or roster projections.

But not this year.

This year, the focus is on trades. Big trades.