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Sense of rumor: All-Trade-Speculation team

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Many of the biggest free agents have agreed to new contracts in recent weeks, but those signings only make the other side of Hot Stove season -- the trade market -- more prominent.

Teams that miss out on free agents might find trades the best avenue to address their needs. As the rumors build, MLB.com has put together an "All-Trade-Rumor Team," one position at a time, with key players coming up in talks this winter.

Many of the biggest free agents have agreed to new contracts in recent weeks, but those signings only make the other side of Hot Stove season -- the trade market -- more prominent.

Teams that miss out on free agents might find trades the best avenue to address their needs. As the rumors build, MLB.com has put together an "All-Trade-Rumor Team," one position at a time, with key players coming up in talks this winter.

C: Blake Swihart, Red Sox
Swihart, once a top prospect, is one of the few catchers mentioned as a trade target for other teams this offseason, but the Red Sox seem to want to keep the 24-year-old. Peter Gammons reported last week that several teams asked about Swihart during the Winter Meetings, but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski wouldn't discuss offers. Swihart struggled in 2016 and eventually had left ankle surgery in August, but the switch-hitter acquitted himself well as a rookie in '15, batting .274/.319/.392 in 84 games.

Buzz factor: Reports circulated earlier in December that the D-backs had checked in with Boston about Swihart, but given Dombrowski's reported reluctance to engage in talks, the buzz at this stage is low.

Video: TOR@BOS: Swihart drives in the first run of the game

1B: Matt Adams, Cardinals
Adams, a career Cardinal, could find a new home this winter, with Matt Carpenter looking set to take over first base. St. Louis is listening to offers for the big left-handed bat, sources recently told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Adams provides solid production -- the 28-year-old slashed .249/.309/.471 with 16 home runs in 118 games this season -- but he's been somewhat injury-prone and dealt with left shoulder inflammation in 2016. Adams is in his second year of arbitration eligibility and wouldn't become a free agent until at least '19.

Buzz factor: Adams hasn't been linked to specific teams, so his buzz factor is tame for now, but it could ratchet up as Hot Stove season continues.

2B: Brian Dozier, Twins
Dozier has been linked most strongly to the Dodgers, who got little production from second base last year and don't have a proven option there -- Enrique Hernandez currently tops the depth chart, with veteran Chase Utley a free agent and Howie Kendrick in Philadelphia. Trade options don't get better than Dozier -- in 2016, the 29-year-old set the American League single-season record for homers by a second baseman, with 42. The Dodgers struggled against left-handers last season, and Dozier is an impact right-handed bat.

Buzz factor: This is starting to feel real. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported the Dodgers would part with Jose De Leon, their top pitching prospect and the No. 33 prospect in baseball per MLBPipeline.com, in a deal for Dozier. MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman also reports that multiple teams are inquiring about Dozier, so the buzz is high.

3B: Todd Frazier, White Sox
Even with Chris Sale and Adam Eaton already moved, the White Sox might not be done selling. The 30-year-old Frazier has been linked to multiple teams in recent weeks, including the Dodgers, Rockies and Yankees. Those clubs, though, are no longer perfect fits: The Dodgers re-signed Justin Turner, the Rockies signed Ian Desmond and the Yankees signed Matt Holliday.

Buzz factor: The buzz around Frazier seems to have settled down after the signings by teams well suited for his services. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal indicated that the White Sox look like they'll be patient.

Video: TB@CWS: Frazier cranks his 40th dinger of the season

SS: Jurickson Profar, Rangers
There aren't many shortstops being floated as trade candidates. Profar was part of talks earlier this offseason -- Rosenthal reported last Monday that the Nationals had discussed a trade before dealing for Eaton (Washington could have had Trea Turner play center field with Profar at short). Once a top prospect, the 23-year-old, who drew interest at the 2016 Trade Deadline, hasn't gotten much big league action. In 90 games last season, Profar hit .239/.321/.338 with five homers.

Buzz factor: No other reports of teams asking about Profar have emerged, so for now, with the Nationals out of the running, the buzz is low.

OF: Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
Blackmon had his best season in 2016 -- hitting .324/.381/.552 with 29 homers and 17 stolen bases -- making the 30-year-old a prime target. The Rockies have discussed outfielder trades with multiple teams -- the Rangers the latest, as MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reported Thursday. However, Colorado's asking price for Blackmon has been very high.

Buzz factor: There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Blackmon, highly productive at a premium position, but the Rockies' stance should temper things. Rockies GM Jeff Bridich said last week that he told Blackmon to take rumors "with a huge grain of salt."

OF: Billy Hamilton, Reds
The Reds' speedy center fielder has also drawn trade interest, but like Blackmon, he won't come cheap. MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reported that GM Dick Williams fielded offers for Hamilton at the Winter Meetings, but the Reds want a premium return. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Rangers have looked at Hamilton, with Desmond departing, as did the Nats. The 26-year-old, a tremendous defender, improved at the plate in 2016, batting .260/.321/.343 along with his 58 stolen bases, and is under team control until 2020.

Buzz factor: Moderate -- for now. The interest is there, but a source told Sheldon that the Reds believe the switch-hitting Hamilton has not yet reached his ceiling, so there is no rush to move him.

Video: Reds need to be wowed to trade away Hamilton

OF: J.D. Martinez, Tigers
Crasnick reported Saturday that the Tigers continue to have discussions about Martinez, their power-hitting right fielder who's entering the final year of his contract. But Detroit, which wants to limit payroll, is seeking "young, controllable talent" in a potential trade, making it difficult to find a fit. Martinez is entering his age-29 season, and he's become an excellent hitter during his Tigers tenure. A right elbow fracture limited him to 120 games last season, but he slashed .307/.373/.535 with 22 homers.

Buzz factor: The Tigers don't appear to be close to trading Martinez, but with talks ongoing, the possibility is still there. It won't be a huge surprise if Detroit finds a trade partner.

SP: Jose Quintana, White Sox
Quintana could end up following Sale out of Chicago. The workhorse left-hander has had his name in the rumor mill throughout Hot Stove season, and now the Yankees are interested in him, as Morosi reported on Monday. Like Sale, he could command a significant haul, and the Yankees -- thanks to dealing Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Aroldis Chapman last season -- have the prospects. Quintana is still 27 and under team control for four seasons; he's thrown 200 innings each of the last four seasons with a 3.35 ERA, and his 18.1 WAR in that span is seventh-best among Major League pitchers.

Buzz factor: There seems to be a significant chance that the White Sox trade Quintana, with the number of rumors so far this offseason. But as Rosenthal noted on Thursday, Chicago could always hold onto him until this year's Trade Deadline, or even next offseason, because of his affordability and long-term control.

RP: Alex Colome, Rays
All three of the marquee free-agent closers -- Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon -- have landed contracts, so further big splashes in the relief market might have to come from trades. Colome, the Rays' closer, is one candidate to be moved. The Nationals, who lost out on Melancon, have engaged the Rays in trade talks, Morosi reported last week. The 27-year-old All-Star had a 1.91 ERA and averaged 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 2016, recording 37 saves in 40 chances. He isn't eligible for arbitration until '18 and won't hit free agency until at least '21, making him even more enticing (and likely driving up his asking price.)

Buzz factor: The Rays always seem willing to deal, so don't ignore the buzz here, especially with the boom in value of relief pitchers. That said, Colome is a young, controllable asset, so the Rays could easily hang onto the right-hander unless they get an excellent return.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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