While the spotlight remains on Giancarlo Stanton and where his massive contract will be traded to this offseason, there are still plenty of playmakers that can beef up any team. Here are four players that aren't getting as much attention as Stanton, but will have huge trade implications this offseason.
4. Mark Melancon
Signed last year to a four-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, Mark Melancon hasn't performed at the level he was at with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 3-time All-Star struggled to a 4.50 ERA and a career-high HR/9 of 0.9. Still, he still struck out batters at an excellent pace (8.7/9IP) and has the track record to suggest he'll have a bounce back season.
3. Jackie Bradley Jr.
With the emergence of AL Rookie of the Year runner-up Andrew Benintendi, and with a trade for Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton in their sights, the Boston Red Sox could look to free up room in the outfield by trading centerfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. A defensive wizard in only his first year of arbitration eligibility, JBJ will have plenty of suiters looking to have him man their outfield for years to come.
2. Ian Kinsler
In the final year of his 11-year, $102.5 million contract, the Detroit Tigers could shop second baseman Ian Kinsler to a team looking for some veteran leadership. The demand for Kinsler is definitely there, as he was claimed on revocable waivers last season but was not traded. Despite a poor 2017, Kinsler is known throughout the league as a premium defender with an above average bat. Even as a rental, the Tigers should be getting several calls this winter on his availability.
1. Zach Britton
After reportedly being shopped in 2016, the Orioles are said to be entertaining offers for star closer Zach Britton. He put up a solid 2.89 ERA in 38 appearances despite a left forearm strain that sidelined Britton for much of the season, and will likely demand quite the raise in his third year of arbitration. With an estimated price tag of $12.2 million in 2018, the Orioles could demand a hefty price for the two-time all-star, all while freeing up salary for another bullpen piece.